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What if there was an Empire-focussed short Star Wars animation, drawn with the crazy detail and shading of classic 80s anime that’s all but vanished from Japan nowadays?

OtaKing! Dude…!!!

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“Spring Forward” (DST) – not my favorite time of year. I’m a night owl, so I really enjoy the early sunsets. But, now it feels like it’s bright (super bright) all day long. And, when it’s evening, it’s suddenly late (super late). That doesn’t work for me because I like to do my thing when it’s dark. As it is, I’m pretty restless right now…

< Edit: This is my 100th post here on the Reduction…! >
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rbst_book_sbx1. Blastplatform : MF DOOM’s site and comics-related forum. Now offline.

It’s no secret that I’m a DOOM fan. I remember the first time hearing Operation : Doomsday. B bought a copy at Tower Records and played it in the Nissan on the way out. Fantastic Four samples, “no hooks or choruses,” Dr. Doom parody art on the cover. I was sold. I listened to that album every day for I don’t know how long. I visited BlastPlatform1 every night looking for MF DOOM related art, and even went to the extreme of papercrafting him. But, O:D’s not the topic this time; Madvillain is.

I’m  no music reviewer, so, I don’t intend to do one on the album. But, there IS one reason that supersedes all the other reasons why I love this album…

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My friend, Dylan, used to save a box of used ink rags and other things we’d just throw away at the shop. I asked him what for, and he said, “there’s a lot of cool patterns to scan in there.”

That was back in 2003, I think. But, I’ve kept up with his habit since. I found this one today. This pattern comes from a rag used to clean the envelope printer ink heads.

Feel free to use it for whatever project. In exchange, drop a link to your project in the comments.

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When using Adobe Photoshop (PS), what color space do you work in…?

The two things I hear all the time are:

  1. Work in RGB. You can choose more colors. They’ll pop more. And, you’ll have access to more filters.
  2. Work in CMYK. If you start in RGB, you’ll have to convert to CMYK before you print anyway.


My final goal with most of my work is print, so this explanation is geared to that end. The following charts were created using PS Creative Suite (CS)  5.1 and InDesign (ID) CS 5.5; then exported as RGB *.jpg’s for web posting. 

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