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Photoshop: an inspirational chat:
Part 1
Part 2

Part 1
me: hi
Baboo: hi
:)
11:58 PM
are you interning anywhere this summer?
11:59 PM
me: no
Baboo: so whats like a typical day for you
me: uh
wake up at 2 in the afternoon
work of my various projects till 4 in the morning
Baboo: D:
12:00 AM
what projects??
the websites?
me: and
other stuff
Baboo: breaks in between?
12:01 AM
me: well
not rly
less breaks
than
work more slowly
and eat while working
12:02 AM
Baboo: why are you working so much?
me: because I have a lot to do
and throw surfing and karate in there
if it's the right day and the waves are good
it's fun
to build all this stuff
Baboo: you know
12:03 AM
i wish i could be like
that diligent
but
im not
so yeah. -.-" its bad
so youre not like lazy right?
me: it's not like I'm being dilligent
like
ever gotten totally into
a cool things your doing
like
12:04 AM
Baboo: no i dont think i have.
me: OOH, what if I could learn how to make my computer
2.5x as fast
w/ just a few random parts
I bought at radio shakck
and newegg
or
what if I could learn how to
12:05 AM
make something like . . .
http://i37.tinypic.com/nwfwv7.jpg
in photoshop
12:06 AM
Baboo: ooooo
but
why would i try to make that if its already made?
me: like when you look at enough of that cool stuff
you go
WOW
I just had a cool idea
I could make something else uber
12:07 AM
Baboo: do you have a lot of those?
me: yeah
Baboo: tell me Boogie - do you watch tv?
me: no
Baboo: when was the last time you watched tv.
me: uh
hmm
at somebody's house probably
I don't have cable or anything
so
I don't really have anything to watch
anyway
12:08 AM
Baboo: huh
interesting
you see i have this theory
people who dont watch tv
are smarter than ppl
who do watch tv
generally smarter*
ok not generally
me: Poobah is pretty smart but he watches a TON of TV
Baboo: but
smarter
i thought he watched all those shows on his computer?
me: no
12:09 AM
yet somehow gets A+++++++'s
in every class
Baboo: yah
i know
me: ...
Baboo: its depressing
me: I'm like
dude
NOT SANE
12:10 AM
he's uncannily good at getting good grades
he got a 9 from caughey
in trade & grade
Baboo: i dont get him
i just dont get him
i want to say hes the exceptiong
exception*
but
no.
i just dont get him
12:11 AM
me: or ok
Baboo
the thing is
the key is
you have to figure out a way
to get yourself completely interested
in stuff
that's the trick
I have no superhuman focus
or anything
I just am easily amused
and like
WHOAH COOL
with everything
Baboo: so i have to trick myself into immersing myself into something?
12:12 AM
me: yeah
well
what's something you're into
Baboo: uh
iunno
what are you into?
me: cubing
yoyoing
surfing
snowboarding
skateboarding
soccer
karate
luna sticks
Baboo: YOU SKATEBOARD?!
me: yeah
lol
Baboo: o.o woah
luna sticks?
12:13 AM
me: like
juggling sticks
Baboo: ahha
i guess whatever i do... i take it like an obligation
me: lol thta's the prob
but like ok
check this out
maybe this isn't the best thing to start with
but skateboarding
12:14 AM
I got really interested when I saw this very video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1U-cgn3cEGA
watch a few min of it
and was like
wouldn't it be awesome to be able to do some of that stuff?
so I just started messing around
and tried the simplest stuff
and it turned out to be really fun
12:15 AM
Baboo: you know
id love to do that
but i can barely move a foot
on a skateboard
me: well, it will continue to be that way unless you try
12:16 AM
and practice
Baboo: that and im scared that ima fall off the skateboard
me: that's why it's not
the best pl;ace to start
Baboo: i seem to lack some coordination
me: I didn't like skateboarding
until
I could surf and stuff
and
falling into water is nicer
than concrete
12:17 AM
Baboo: i like basketball?
and soccer
and cricket -- kinda
hmm
me: wlel
well sure
but sports aren't all
those were just off the top of my head
uh
12:18 AM
so
Baboo: shopping? for shoes? and purses? :D
me: academically
ionno
that never
interested me
shopping for stuff
I don't like buying stuff
or in general
watching sports
I like making my own stuff
my own code
my own
everything
12:19 AM
but uh
Baboo: thatd be so cool if you made your own shoes
me: a great thing to learn is photoshop
lol
Baboo: but yes continue
me: really a fun thing
for nearly anybody
like
if you can follow this
tutorial
http://www.alt-web-design.com/effects-tutorials/how-to-make-planet.html
12:20 AM
or this
http://www.3dm3.com/tutorials/photoshop/making_a_planet/
by the time you finish
you get a really awesome product
and you know photoshop
and then you're inspired to make more cool stuff
12:21 AM
Baboo: hey Boogie
id love to do that
but
i dont got photoshop
:[
but i wanna make a planet
:D
hehe
me: or http://idreaminred.files.wordpress.com/2006/08/planetpano.jpg
and uh
ok
that's a very worthwhile investment
photoshop
you can get a student discount on it
12:22 AM
Baboo: WOAH THAT IS SO COOL
me: but it's
Baboo: but its like warped in the middle
12:23 AM
me: yeah
so like ok
it's worth
way more than a pair of shoes
because you can do cool stuff
Baboo: :O
me: with it
Baboo: are you sure?
me: yeah
Baboo: hmm
i suppose i do have a lot of shoes
hah i have my own rack
full
12:24 AM
me: I have 2 pairs
Baboo: Boogie. you need shoes.
me: one fancy
one normal
why?
Baboo: you need more.
the happiness
you find
in shoes
you dont find
in
anything else
its like
me: lol 1 sec brb
Baboo: ...
shoes!
ok
me too
12:27 AM
back
12:32 AM
me: but srsly
I bet your parents would buy your
photoshop
if you really were willing to learn it
Baboo: hmm
12:33 AM
well i also need my mac stuff bc it was all wiped away when my comp crashed D: ie: garageband, iphoto, etc D:
i like photography!
me: and uh
you can just reinstall the OS
it's a bit of a project
but just work it to completion
Baboo: i did?
12:34 AM
well
ok
my comp crashed
and then like
they installed
w/e the new thing was
bc i bought my comp before the new software
came out
and then i bought the new software
and i tried
that
what you said
and
i basically lost my printer crap -.-"
and
idk
where the printer
cd
me: well reinstall it all
Baboo: is
12:35 AM
>.<
me: a printer usually is OK plug and play
in any case
you don't need to print
12:36 AM
Baboo: well what would i really do with photoshop?
wouldnt i kinda
iunno
for a lack of better phrases
waste time?
:O
me: it's not a waste
those skills are very valuable
I could hire you
graphic design
Baboo: :O
hm
12:37 AM
oo
that sounds cool
i shall SEE
:D
i wanna make a planet!
me: you can buy it online I think
or download the 30 day trial now
:D
12:38 AM
Baboo: i think i downloaded it once
idk where it went.
o.o
12:39 AM
have you ever tried photobooth?
on a mac?
me: yes
btw
http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/photoshop/
12:40 AM
Get the trial
start now
it takes a while to download
12:41 AM
Baboo: yes im on it
:D
12:42 AM
i see a teacup
12:43 AM
ohh HA i remember
i didnt download it
haha
but
i created an account
and did something
o.o
i dont think it worked
12:44 AM
oh yeah bc then i used picasa
and it worked
12:45 AM
me: but picassa is weak
try again
download photoshop
remember the coolest image
and think about it
don't you want to try
12:46 AM
like
http://alcove.deviantart.com/art/Insomnia-129632627
check that ou
or
http://kanelongden.deviantart.com/art/lumos-maxima-129627642
12:47 AM
or http://hiippari89.deviantart.com/art/HDR-river-129649062
look at thpose
those
IMPROVISE, ADAPT, OVERCOME
12:48 AM
Baboo: i cant see the insomnia one
D: D:
or the HDR river one! D: D:
but i like the lumos maxima
me: ..?
you cna't
y
try agian
12:49 AM
they're way better
Baboo: okok i try i try
me: or
http://fc04.deviantart.com/fs48/i/2009/196/4/d/HDR_river_by_Hiippari89.jpg
http://alcove.deviantart.com/art/Insomnia-129632627
Baboo: wait that river thing
...
thats
not
a picture?
like a photograph?
12:50 AM
me: no
Baboo: :O
OMGS
me: it prob used
pieces
of a photo
but it's mostly
photoshop
srsly
dig thru deviantart.com/
Baboo: i like the insomnia one
minus the bird
12:51 AM
and maybe minus the factory thing...
me: lol
ok
search "space" on deviantart
12:52 AM
Baboo: ooo
me: http://perzin.deviantart.com/art/Space-17313062
and all deviations
12:53 AM
Baboo: http://The-Companion.deviantart.com/art/space-88676608
that has pretty colors
:D
me: see
art some something
everybody
can appreciate
GET PHOTOSHOP
12:54 AM
NAOUWGH
Baboo: 13%!!
me: lolk
dig around the web
looking for cool photoshop tutorials and images
I have a few for you
but uh
try the planet first
it might be hard for a beginner
but talk to me
and stick with it
12:55 AM
just finish it
you have to finish it
ok
Baboo: due date?
>.<
me: uh
you have 24 hrs
i brb for a while now
12:56 AM
GL HF
Baboo: :O
me: I'm going to go make a planet
beat mine :P
Baboo: omg jc D:
me: 956
9:56 tmrw
12:57 AM
Baboo: :O
beat yours?
beat your what!!
D:
me: yup
my planet
I'm making now
Baboo: o.o
12:58 AM
you mean
beat the time?
me: no
Baboo: or beat the awesomeness
me: ya
Baboo: :O
how long have you been photoshopping?
lol shopping
but yes how long.
me: uh
6 years
btw
remember this quote
"Why do people say the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon?"
12:59 AM
it is your mantra
repeat it
and now me ---> shower
ttyl
Baboo: ok >.<
im repeating
you can rinse lather and repeat :D haha get it? repeat?
ok
me: :P
yylt
1:00 AM
Baboo: ko
? >.<
38 minutes
1:38 AM
Baboo: back?
1:43 AM
me: hi
briefly
Baboo: are you going to stay up late?
me: mhm
Baboo: ok
well then
the night is still young
ima brb
1:47 AM
me: is it loaded yet
jw
PSCS4
6 minutes
1:54 AM
Baboo: no >.<
82%
whats
PSCS4?
me: photoshop cs4
1:55 AM
Baboo: ohh
yeah no
lol
Boogie... jw... have you heard just dance? or poker face?
me: mhm
lol
they always play those
@ my karate studio
Baboo: oh hahaha
good
1:56 AM
when do you go to karate?
me: mon, wed, sat
2/3
of those
Baboo: do you go to the one grace goes to?
me: no
1:57 AM
Baboo: ... is there a HUGE difference between karate and taekwando?
me: and shaolin kempo
which I do
yes
taekwando = kicks
Baboo: lol wando --> wondo
me: lol
oops
Baboo: OH what belt are you o.o
1:58 AM
lol
me: black
Baboo: OH do you know nicole o?
me: no
Baboo: maaaaaybe?
darnit
me: .
brb
Baboo: mk
13 minutes
2:12 AM
Baboo: installing
41 minutes
2:53 AM
Baboo: Boogie D: i know youre not there BUT there must be some kind of paint bucket or something D:
8 minutes
3:02 AM
Baboo: got it!
16 minutes
3:19 AM
me: hi
and yes
it shares w/ the gradient tool
click around
get familiar
Baboo: Boogie
all i have
3:20 AM
so far
is a black background thing
and a white circle
me: mk
keep goin
Baboo: with gray scribble scrabble
me: then
:D
Baboo: ?!
me: continue tutorial
Baboo: my computer is very slow
-.-"
3:21 AM
its so slow
that its still drawing
3:22 AM
and im reading hp4 -.-"
me: what are you trying to do
and close other apps
3:23 AM
uh
I'm semi-afk for a few min now
Baboo: ok





Part 2

4:10 PM Baboo: Boogie?
me: hi
Baboo: hello :]
me: :]
Baboo: what time did you get up?
me: 2
Baboo: lol
me: oh
check this out
http://www.photoshoptechniques.com/texp/fireptk.php
and

4:11 PM http://www.metacafe.com/watch/752928/photoshop_tutorial_fire_planet/
4:12 PM Baboo: fire!!
Boogie
youre killing me
THAT IS AWESOME STUFFS

4:13 PM you know what i did tho
me: hmm?
Baboo: i moved the desktop to my room so i could like
"multitask"
me: :D

4:14 PM Baboo: ahem - did you make YOUR planet yet?
me: mhm
wanna see?
it's not creative though
Baboo: yesh please

4:15 PM mine isnt either?
me: 1 sec
you're in awesome
*is

4:16 PM Baboo: really?
the final attempt one ofc right?
me: ya
oh
did you do
Baboo: lol yaya :D
me: the shadows and highlights
thing
Baboo: iunno
i followed

4:17 PM http://dinyctis.deviantart.com/art/Planet-Tutorial-3131869
that
that
wow ok this desktop is slow D:

4:18 PM me: oh
4:19 PM different one
:P
I used
Baboo: ohoh i know which one you used
i think...

4:20 PM http://www.alt-web-design.com/effects-tutorials/how-to-make-planet.html
?
iunno lol
it looks coolios!!
COOLIOS*

4:21 PM me: no
I used

4:23 PM http://www.3dm3.com/tutorials/photoshop/making_a_planet
4:25 PM Baboo: oo
or yeah that one
psh i knew that
:D

4:26 PM like the last attempt was where i like seriously finally understood what i was doing :P
me: nice
Baboo: lol
it was like the 4th attempt ."
me: that's great

4:27 PM keep it up
ok

4:28 PM Baboo: you mean like another planet?
:O
me: try those other tutorials
Baboo: oh ok
phew
lol
I NAMED MY PLANET
planet michael jackson :D
whaddya name yours?

4:29 PM me: Planet
.jpg

4:31 PM Baboo: ...oh come on!
4:33 PM did you do the planet one before?
me: no
Baboo: how about fire?
me: yes


5 minutes
4:38 PM Baboo: i cant see what i typed...
4:39 PM just kidding

17 minutes
4:56 PM me: so send me
your fire planet and fire when you're done w/ them
if you're parents are to buy you photoshop, it's probably best that you show that you've got skillz first

4:57 PM as you apparently do
Baboo: i have to set my planet on fire?!

4:58 PM im firing my name - thats ok right...?
4:59 PM me: lolk
but it's a new projec
t
this one

5:02 PM Baboo: ok
lol

5:06 PM wheres this linear gradient tool thing?

10 minutes
5:16 PM Baboo: omg Boogie that so did not work
D:

5:18 PM me: try try again
Baboo: i is!

5:19 PM me: perfecto
:D
Baboo: wait
but where is this linear
gradient tool?
D:
me: oh
under paint bucket
:D
all the tools that have an arrow
underneath them
have multiple
things stacked

5:20 PM Baboo: ok
gotcha


9 minutes
5:30 PM Baboo: ok
ima send you what i gots
me: kk
JPG
plz
Baboo: uhhuh
i think i did that
this time
tell me if i did?
>.<

5:31 PM its actually not that cool
prly bc of the font
or bc i messed up :P

5:36 PM me: looks quouite goo
the gradient I think should be up-down
not left-right
and also
it looks like

5:37 PM the top
Baboo: how can you tell?! bc i had no clue what i was doing ."
me: lol
because it's supposedto fade up
Baboo: idk how to make it top to bottom
me: not right
so
gradient
you click and drage
drag
a line
right?
that line is the direction
of the gradient
so drag upward

5:38 PM also
it looks like it's missing a filter or something
too liquified
give it another shot?
Baboo: :O
me: or try the other one
Baboo: ok :D
hahaha
me: it's still very cool

5:39 PM Baboo: yet you found 2 big mistakes
5:41 PM agh my dad is here now
ill try to do this later tonight :P
me: is that a problem?
Baboo: hes like
going to come in
and be like
what have you been doing all day

5:42 PM and im gonna be like photoshopping lunch and 2 hr nap?
and hes going to
blow up
like
boom
maybe
bc i should be "studying for sat"
me: lol

5:43 PM well ok
I can help
what's the issue
w/ SAT
for you
do you know the answers to the q's?
Baboo: i think he was already suspicious when i moved the 2nd comp into my room -- i had to make the exuse that pj has 3 laptops in his room
me: LOL
heck ok
Baboo: i have serious focus issues
me: learning PS
is really really prob more worthwhile
than studying

5:44 PM obsessively
if you can break 2200
on SAT
don't bother with more
just work up to that point
2200 = top 10%
Baboo: i need to get to that pt
me: --> fine
yes
how difficult is that
Baboo: i would be verrrrry happy with a 2250
me: from where you are
Baboo: or a 2260...
me: 2250 is better than vivek
bhagwat
Baboo: my friend got a 2250

5:45 PM meh
is he smart?
me: extremely
he got 2240
I think
and got into columbia
Baboo: ."
me: >.>

5:46 PM but ok
uh
Baboo: lol "2250 is better than what vivek got... he got a 2240"
HAHAH
me: hmm?
Baboo: no sry
haha
you were saying tho?
me: UH
look
what's your issue
w/ the test

5:47 PM where do you lose pts

12 minutes
5:59 PM Baboo: sry my daddyos came in
uhh its like
everywhere
o.o


7 minutes
6:07 PM Baboo: I CANT SELECT INVERSE! D:
me: hmm


8 minutes
6:16 PM Baboo: its not working
it makes the whole thing orange-yellow D:


8 minutes
6:24 PM Baboo: ok iunno
6:25 PM maybe it looks cool like this

5 minutes
6:30 PM Baboo: ok it looks pathetic
but i tried D:


8 minutes
6:38 PM Baboo: did you get it?
>.<

6:39 PM me: mhm
good, but I think you can do better
Baboo: meeh
one sec

6:41 PM ok
what did you do all day?
D:
me: well I woke up 4 hrs ago
Baboo: and what have you done since then
me: http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/~jtod/circuitsolvers/HwRelaxParadigm.pdf

6:43 PM Baboo: why
me: my STS project
Baboo: whats STS?

6:44 PM hold on
6:45 PM ima go to my laptop
ok
i am here

6:47 PM me: so
I like to tr yto
follow tutorials
exactly
btw
try that other planet tutorial
the one I did
Baboo: i tried following exactly!
me: if you're stuck on these ones
and identify the step at which things differ
and if you can't figure something out
try Help and then Google then me
but try not to rely on me bceause I'm not going to be here
all the time

6:48 PM Baboo: lol i noticed
i tried google with the gradient thing i ended up watching a video with some weird character thing
or w/e

6:49 PM me: get better at searching
it takes practice
Baboo: lolol
me: photoshop gradient tool
click on 1st hit
try the
tutorial
you'll know more than I do

6:50 PM :D
oh
btw
Window Menu

  • Brushes
basically
Window Menu has stuff
that you can't find
anywhere else
check out all the palattes and tabs
in them

6:51 PM Baboo: oo
me: and click on all the dropdowns on all tools
and try out all the filterso n random imgs
and Adjustments
and stuff
learn about things like Layer Masks and Alpha Channels
and how to do selections in a cool way
Baboo: do you know all about those?
me: yes

6:52 PM but you can learn more
Baboo: o.o
me: thn I know
I bet
it's so complex
and deep
Baboo: 6 years.... 1 day....
me: I haven't done more than
200-300 hours probably
in all that time
Baboo: o.o
me: and never have I made a concerted effort
to learn everything

6:53 PM and besidesI think you're more artistically talented than I am
Baboo: psh
no
haha
hey guess what!
me: Oh, go thru this tutorial
http://psd.tutsplus.com/tutorials/tools-tips/a-comprehensive-introduction-to-photoshop-selection-techniques/
Baboo: this is off topic


but
i got another internship!
me: :D
chcek out this site
http://psd.tutsplus.com/category/tutorials/

6:54 PM and this site
http://abduzeedo.com/
oh
now tell me

6:55 PM Baboo: oo those look like fun
wait tell you what?
me: internship
Baboo: yesh
i got a new one
and ima start it on the 27th D:

6:56 PM at
a yeast genetics lab thing :D

6:57 PM gee im tired D:
and i still have to do elite hw
and practice oboe..

6:58 PM sadly my oboe teacher was right -- i canceled on her last week telling her that i didnt prac... and she said i prly wouldnt prac this week either... and well i havent... yet
:D

6:59 PM YOU KNOW WHAT WAS REALLY COOL?
me: hmm
Baboo: well ok it wasnt cool but like
basically
for english class we had to make a memorial thing right
so i made a collage
and it was in black and white
and it was prty pathetic all alone
but then i did something really cool
like i put transparencies over it with words made out of magazine letters

7:00 PM so like when i went to present it to the class
i flipped the transparency back
so like all you could see was the collage
and stephen looked at chris like - wow shes pathetic
and then i flipped the transparency over
and stephen's jaw like dropped a bit
and i was like HAH

7:01 PM me: I think
you're giving too much weight
to others' reactions
BUT
cool nonethless

7:02 PM Baboo: well it made me feel good :P
bc i was like HAH
bc he was like :O

7:03 PM and chris was like ... what?
HAHA
it was a shazaam moment
but yes i do
i do care about what other ppl think about me...?
its hard
me: care less :D
Baboo: its hard not to care tho
thats why i is so self-conscious
me:
know that's you're fine
Baboo: psh well there we go
me: detach the "you"
Baboo: i dont think im fine

7:04 PM me: from everything others say
well there we go
BUT
strive to better yourself nonethless
use your discontentment
to your advantage

7:05 PM Baboo: do i work like that -- i dont think i roll like that
7:06 PM me: change the way you roll then.
Baboo: isnt that going against the whole
dont change for other ppl thing?

7:07 PM me: no, because if you're not content with your current status internally, changing for yourself is not conforming
g
to society
Baboo: well how do i change
it takes time doesnt it?
me: no
Baboo: well ive gradually gotten to not caring what ppl think about me
some ppl at least
me: look
ok

7:08 PM I got really really good
at ignoring ppl
back in elementary school
I had plenty of practice
del mar hills was a rough crowd :|
but ok
back on your side of things

7:09 PM "who" you are, I realized, while you assume it to be something abstract, timeless, and immutable, is really determined by the finite set of thoughts and actions you have throughout your life
thus
changing what you do

7:10 PM and keeping that change
changing how you act in response to others
is how you change yourself
you don't just wait for it
saying it "takes time"

7:11 PM Baboo: you see i was supposed to turn a leaf this month
and change

7:12 PM me: if you want to
do it now.
"change"
poof
you're now different
go do those tutorials
work thru 'em
if you're stuck
look for me
*more
do them
come back
and then do the first one rigth
Baboo: which first one
you mean the planet?
me: the one you were stuck on

7:13 PM w/e it is
log your chats
find these links
start now

7:14 PM Baboo: i cant
i have to finish hw
and then do it
is that ok?
me: sure
but why are you spending time chatting
if
you have to finish the stuff lol
:P
gogogogo
you have to become obsessed
with achieving something if you wanna achieve it
set a goal
w/ photoshop
I want to make
xxxx
7:15 PM and then realize that every tutorial you do brings yourself closer
to it
lie down and visualize something grand and inexpressible in words
then equip yourself w/ the knowledge
to do it thru PSCS4
Bon voyage.

7:16 PM see you on the other end.
7:17 PM Baboo: wait do i log off now?
me: you don't have to
Baboo: oh ok
:D
me: just do your stuff
get it done
and report back upon completion
I want to see everything :D
Baboo: yes sir Boogie sir
by the by - emily loves my planet!! :D YAY

7:18 PM me: cai?
or
Baboo: no
chu
me: who
oh
Baboo: the one i walk with
me: other emily
lol
yeah
awesome
you can teach her
how to do it
try my planet tut plz
the one I sent
it's cool
Baboo: okie dokie
i will do that tonight
me: kk
Baboo: now that i have 2 comps in my room
me: yylt
Baboo: :D

7:19 PM thats just ttyl backwards right?
me: nope
Baboo: define
me: totally mixed up
randomly
and 2 y's
Baboo: oi - it is
o.o
wow fails
hahah