Thursday Thirteen the Fifth

Before I get to the meme, let me update you on the search for the man in the Air France pool commercial. I found a video showing the making of the commercial, but no info on the director or actors. I found the name of the ad agency that put that AF campaign together, but nothing on the commercial itself. David thinks it’s Garrett Neff, who is the face of the new Calvin Klein cologne for men. Shiny doesn’t think the eyebrows are right. She’s giving Garrett the thumbs down. I couldn’t find any references on the net to Garrett having done that commercial. So the mystery still stands, and the prize is still waiting to be awarded… Keep looking people! I’m being driven nuts here, and even new blonde streaks in my hair hasn’t helped!

Thirteen Graphics I’ve Made in Photoshop

1. I made this to use as a sig tag at the Zanctuary message board. The hot body is Andre Coelho. I use Photoshop 7. Can’t afford a newer version yet, and this one is still working for me so I can’t justify getting a new version. This sig has 3 layers. The font is Hans Hand. I really do love 501’s on men… Ummmmn!

2. I made this avatar to use at Z too. It’s the companion graphic to the 501s. It’s also Andre Coelho. I used the same layer style as the sig tag. It also uses the Hans Hand font. If you want a good place to get fonts try fontgarden.com. The owner has a lot of handwriting fonts and uses famous and/or funny quotes to create a sample of each font that is available to download. The site is a really great resource for people who make graphics.

3. This is the sig tag I made to use at the Black Dagger Brotherhood message board. It’s a reference to the BDB character Zsadist. There are 4 layers to this sig. The font is Scriptina, which is the font I use on this blog’s graphics.

4. This is the banner I made for a character I created at Bardic Web. Famke Janssen is the woman. I got bored with BW. Role play isn’t as much fun to write as the full blown story writing we do at the Bar. There are 6 layers to this banner, and the font is called Vivaldi.

5. This is an avatar I made for Twisted at the BDB message board. He wanted a pimp and his name in a cool font. When I told him I had an Old English font that dripped blood, he got really excited. LOL The font is called Blood of Dracula. The text is metallic looking because of a lighting effect called Crossing Down. If you click on the image and look at the bigger one, you’ll see the sheen to the letters.

6. This is a graphic I made for a Bar t-shirt at Cafepress. The idea came from my Bar character Weylyn, who is a werewolf. Weylyn is bi-sexual and the literal horn dog of the story. He is a fun guy, always looking to get his “were” on; his euphemism for getting laid. There are six layers to this graphic, and the font is Vivaldi. If you’re interested in the Bar t-shirts, the link to the store is on the Bar website.

7. Ah, a lovely Bar sig tag or banner. You’ll find this at the Bar’s Cafepress store too. The graphic uses the Bar’s fanged logo and the Vivaldi font. I think we have stickers available with this logo. I mostly use it for a banner.

8. I made this avatar to use at the BDB message board. It features Kelly Monaco. You remember Kelly, I’m sure. Heh. I made this because they were having an event on the board, and I wanted to look like I was ready for the party! This graphic uses the Pristina font, which is a really excellent font for graphics. I made a few other graphics for use during that BDB event, including “bouncer” avatars for the mods, featuring Vin Diesel.

9. This is another of my avatars for the Bar. That’s Joss Stone in the photo. The font is called Freebooter Script. The reason it says Guilty Pleasure is because at the time I used this avatar, Tait was a new character in the story. She was on a mission to seduce another woman’s mate. The guy was a bad boy, and he was pretty helpless to resist Tait. Even so, he was eaten up with guilt over wanting her. They end up together, but not for long. They both realize they’re better friends than lovers.

10. My current Bar avatar. It features singer Natalie Imbruglia and Italian actor Raffaelo Balzo. They depict my character Tarren and her mate, Jen’s character Helios, who are silver dragons. Currently, in the story, Helios is missing, hence – Lover Come Back. I made this by cutting off the head of the guy behind Natalie. Then, I replaced it with Raffaelo’s head and blurred it to match the blurred body.

11. I made this in an Intermediate Photoshop class my company sent me to about 5 years ago when I was putting together graphics for their merchandise kiosks. This graphic was made when the instructor was going over how to do some of the really cool things, like make text look like it was on fire.

12. These are the jockey silks for my Stupor Stable at the DerbyFever.com thoroughbred horse racing sim. It’s a backwards Superman S. The whole thing was a tongue in cheek spoof of the sim’s Super Stables, which are run by 4 of the best players in the game.

13. This is Weylyn, my current Bar sig. Well, really it’s Ian Somerhalder. LOL But this is how I envision Weylyn when I write him. The font is called Natalie’s Scribble. I think it’s actually someone’s handwriting. There’s a place on the net where you can make a font of your handwriting. The bad thing is, you have to pay for it. Some day, I may do this, since my handwriting isn’t too bad, if I’m paying attention to what I’m doing!

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And that folks, is it for my TT #5. If you’re wondering, yes, I did get fluffy yesterday and get my hair done. No, Jazmin didn’t cut off much, so my hair is still very long. Yes, she did dye it, but not the whole thing. She turned my grey streaks into blonde streaks. Unfortunately, I don’t have a digital camera any longer and the cell phone pics don’t show the 5 shades of blonde woven through my hair, hiding my grey. Instead, the cell pics just look like I have grey hair. Grrrr. $85 and the cell pic doesn’t show a damn bit of the blonde. Oh, well. Guess that means no pics for you people! Maybe next time…

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0 Responses to Thursday Thirteen the Fifth

  1. Malcolm says:

    These graphics are pretty impressive! I liked the ones feat. Famke, Kelly, and Natalie the best.

  2. Malcolm says:

    These graphics are pretty impressive! I liked the ones feat. Famke, Kelly, and Natalie the best.

  3. rxvenomqueen says:

    Like your writing, your graphics are beautiful!

  4. rxvenomqueen says:

    Like your writing, your graphics are beautiful!

  5. Winter says:

    Nicholas, she was the only woman on my list of people I’d do. LOL I shall send you a link to a slide show of naked Kelly! MUAH!

  6. Winter says:

    Nicholas, she was the only woman on my list of people I’d do. LOL I shall send you a link to a slide show of naked Kelly! MUAH!

  7. Nicholas says:

    I don’t remember Kelly Monaco, but she looks delicious!

  8. Nicholas says:

    I don’t remember Kelly Monaco, but she looks delicious!

  9. Winter says:

    Yummy – My daughter used to do horseland. DerbyFever.com is harder. But there are lots of nice people there who will help you. I’ve been in the game more than 5 years now. I love it! Thanks for coming by!

  10. Winter says:

    Yummy – My daughter used to do horseland. DerbyFever.com is harder. But there are lots of nice people there who will help you. I’ve been in the game more than 5 years now. I love it! Thanks for coming by!

  11. YummY! says:

    “Get your Were on..”

    I like that phrase.

    And as a horseland player (once upon a time) I’m tempted to check out derby fever.

    As another comment said, my own graphic skills are held back to very basic TT headers.

  12. YummY! says:

    “Get your Were on..”

    I like that phrase.

    And as a horseland player (once upon a time) I’m tempted to check out derby fever.

    As another comment said, my own graphic skills are held back to very basic TT headers.

  13. Winter says:

    Kaige, she is on my list. I have to write her and I have a character post for the Bar I need to get through. Macaire is about to tell the readers who he really is at the Bar! BIG unveiling! Thanks for the offer and for coming by.

  14. Winter says:

    Kaige, she is on my list. I have to write her and I have a character post for the Bar I need to get through. Macaire is about to tell the readers who he really is at the Bar! BIG unveiling! Thanks for the offer and for coming by.

  15. Kaige says:

    Nice job. Those 501’s are pretty sweet. =)

    Ohh.. and flogging? I’ve been plotting since my mom left, but I’ll gladly read anything you want to share about McKenna.

  16. Kaige says:

    Nice job. Those 501’s are pretty sweet. =)

    Ohh.. and flogging? I’ve been plotting since my mom left, but I’ll gladly read anything you want to share about McKenna.

  17. Winter says:

    Susan – What? LOL

    Kat – Andre is gorgeous, isn’t he? Those Brazilians… damn.

    Xakara – Thanks for the kudos!

    Mary – Your skills are in other areas. Heh. You entertain me better than most people do! MUAH!

    Thanks for coming by everyone!

  18. Winter says:

    Susan – What? LOL

    Kat – Andre is gorgeous, isn’t he? Those Brazilians… damn.

    Xakara – Thanks for the kudos!

    Mary – Your skills are in other areas. Heh. You entertain me better than most people do! MUAH!

    Thanks for coming by everyone!

  19. MaryO says:

    DO you hear that? It is my self esteem in my computer skills. You know me Winter, I am a tenchotard.

  20. MaryO says:

    DO you hear that? It is my self esteem in my computer skills. You know me Winter, I am a tenchotard.

  21. xakara says:

    Those are gorgeous. I’m still learning to play around with my paintshop pro and creating avatars and banners so every time I see them done so well I’m greatly impressed. πŸ™‚

    Happy TT

    ~X

  22. xakara says:

    Those are gorgeous. I’m still learning to play around with my paintshop pro and creating avatars and banners so every time I see them done so well I’m greatly impressed. πŸ™‚

    Happy TT

    ~X

  23. Kat's Krackerbox says:

    Those are very creative! The first couple are really hot! Happy TT

  24. Kat's Krackerbox says:

    Those are very creative! The first couple are really hot! Happy TT

  25. Susan Helene Gottfried says:

    Did my comment come through?

    Sheesh…

  26. Susan Helene Gottfried says:

    Did my comment come through?

    Sheesh…

  27. Winter says:

    Thanks ladies! Next week maybe I should do only graphics with hot men in them. Heh heh.

    Fab – Barstow is nasty. If we’re gonna go fool around in a town no one’s heard of, we need someplace nice like Seal Beach. Blink your eye and you’ve passed it. LOL

  28. Winter says:

    Thanks ladies! Next week maybe I should do only graphics with hot men in them. Heh heh.

    Fab – Barstow is nasty. If we’re gonna go fool around in a town no one’s heard of, we need someplace nice like Seal Beach. Blink your eye and you’ve passed it. LOL

  29. tips and tricks says:

    I got stuck with #1. Sorry…

  30. tips and tricks says:

    I got stuck with #1. Sorry…

  31. Darla says:

    Very cool! My photoshopping creativity is limited to making a TT header each week, and nothing very fancy, either.

  32. Darla says:

    Very cool! My photoshopping creativity is limited to making a TT header each week, and nothing very fancy, either.

  33. Mr. Fabulous says:

    Damn girl, you have got some mad skills. I am officially jealous, now.

    So…wanna go to Barstow with me and mess around? πŸ™‚

  34. Mr. Fabulous says:

    Damn girl, you have got some mad skills. I am officially jealous, now.

    So…wanna go to Barstow with me and mess around? πŸ™‚

  35. Tempest Knight says:

    Oh those first two are sweeeeeet! *winks*

  36. Tempest Knight says:

    Oh those first two are sweeeeeet! *winks*

  37. The Gal Herself says:

    I looked at all the photos, but it was hard to get past #1. Oh, hello gorgeous! (Thanks for visiting my TT)

  38. The Gal Herself says:

    I looked at all the photos, but it was hard to get past #1. Oh, hello gorgeous! (Thanks for visiting my TT)

  39. Harris Channing says:

    Terrific TT! I like the hot guys but all your stuff is good! Have a great day!

    ~Harris.

  40. Harris Channing says:

    Terrific TT! I like the hot guys but all your stuff is good! Have a great day!

    ~Harris.