euphorbia


That is the name of the weeds, apparently. Source pic from Professor Althouse's blog, right here

Lois Lerner



robot

robot deposes

Robot depones.

This file is 350w displayed as 500w. 

amazon package


I bet that's the gyroscope I ordered for Chase. 

tree


Sauce pic from here, where you are invited in to talk. But do be careful, everything seems so innocent at first. 

pulling guard duty


His comfort is our first concern. 

Stephen Miller


Public servant.

trees


Sauce pic, a more beautiful far more richly saturated photograph, certainly worth one's while looking at the ever reliable place for great photographs and splendid commentary  here on Althouse.blogspot.com 

space station


This turned out to be way to big to use, so here's less than half of it. The other half is the pod circling around the opposite way and back off frame again to be a more sensible loop.

Poop. Station jolts out of place in one single frame. I do know how that happens. Move something in the wrong level underneath a solid where it is not noticed. That's why Photoshop has a tiny lock for each level. If you start out with one locked and copy 30 times as I did here then they're all locked automatically, but I did not do that and now one transparent frame for one station jolts. 

Angel bench game


Source pic noticed and couldn't be resisted at Althouse.blogspot.com, here.

bloodroot

bloodroot animated GIF

Source pic found at Althouse.blogspot.com,
here. 

new shirt and tie



Hill plows through canoes

Hill canoe buzzes and skates

And skates! Source pic, a much better photograph, pinched from Althouse.blogspot.com.


treillage Russian dancer

treillage Russian dancer animated gif

Source pic pinched form Althouse.blogspot.com, Treillage Café where we totally learn the etymology of treillage. 

Gatsby's vibrant ghosts



"He felt their presence all about the house, pervading the air with the shades and echoes of still vibrant emotions."

The single use of the word vibrant in the book, the Gatsby project, which we assumed was finished, revitalized for the new movie and Drudge's photo positioning, here at Althouse.blogspot.com.

The emotion being pity.

goldfinch Spring bath

goldfinch spring birdbath animated GIF

Where danger lurks.

Source pic pinched from Althouse.blogspot.com, goldfinch café

Denver, Colorado, May 1, 2013





The door is open and it is not so cold. This is the kind of snow that I love being in so out I go woohoo. 

Princess Peach rolling backpack


Autistic child Mead is provided with Super Mario Bros. rolling backpack for trip to Disney World but prefers Princess Peach instead. 

Matt, describes Mead's preferences here at the Slightly Pink Café on Althouse.blogspot.com 

Abby wonder walk



Source pic pinched from the Scilla Café at Althouse.blogspot.com. 

elephant bird


The reason why elephant birds were so named and the reason why they went extinct.

Zeus k-9 model



Source pic nicked from Althouse.blogspot.com.

Bush and Barney





At the same time, George had gotten an app on his iPad where he could draw pictures. And he communicated with me if I was on the road, or with Barbara and Jenna, with these very funny stick figure drawings of him in bed with Barney: “Good night.”  Then, the active stick figure in the morning: “Good morning.”

What? Like this? Yo no lo comprendo. Well find me an art instructor.

And we're kicking out the word "gotten." Everybody knows it's what he dun got. 

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev



While at large, he could be anything.  

Murad IV


Murad IV celebrates the religious scholars coming to their senses. 


big brother reality show



Source pic seen on Althouse.blogspot.com, the Big Picture Café

leg swap


Don't blame me, I didn't think of this

Mitch McConnell, bugged


Mitch McConnell



Vexed by skullduggery.

alienation café


Source pic nicked from The Alienation Café on Althouse.blogspot.com.

repair a bad UN photoshop

Ouch.


The symbol is lifted out with the magic wand tool in pieces creating a stack of layers that is merged into one layer and repaired as a separate transparent layer. Its circular form restored and the olive branches equalized.

It would easer to take another U.N. symbol transparent GIF file right off the internet, first results right off, and apply it like the original Photoshoppers did, to start with a good copy rather than start with a previously distorted copy. But I did not do that. I worked with the bolloxed copy and that is the part that took the longest, and it was not necessary. 


Wall repaired with blur tool. No time spent trying to create a gradient. Very rough smudging using the smudge tool. Too much light activity on the wall and too poor a quality photograph to bother with cloning patches and such. JPG vestiges on ceiling blurred similarly. No care taken at all because the original is so poor.


There are two layers showing here, the background, and the symbol, but only the symbol is active The background layer is activated but not active and showing to assist with the perspective. If the wall were to continue it would diminish to a point, and the perspective function will help match the shape of box containing the U.N. symbol to the shape of the wall. Only one layer is worked on at a time and right now it is the symbol. The top and bottom of the blue wall are more important than the assisting overlapping grid. 

Keystrokes created that overlapping grid to help in selecting the UN symbol precisely.

It can also be selected by  casting a marquee selection with keystrokes around the whole frame and then using the move tool to nudge the symbol out of place by pixel or two, at that moment the marquee selection around the frame collapses around  the U.N. symbol like a skin to be moved around the transparent layer as and object.  Selected like this, the object can have many functions applied to it separately.

When the perspective edit -- transformation menu function is picked then the marquee selection changes to a box encompassing the symbol but nothing else. Narrowing the selection down like this presents precise corners to tug into perspective.

It is best to resize the image first before choosing the perspective menu function, rather than using perspective function to resize. That way the corners can be tugged straight up and down. Otherwise Photoshop will attempt a whole new perspective based upon your relocated point and recalculate new points all around for its new plane of perspective. It goes all wonky trying to comply and insists on positions you don't want in order to perform calculations for the remaining points. So best to do resizing outside of perspective, then return to it as necessary.

You can also select the entire frame with keystrokes and apply perspective to the whole frame, still using the blue wall for reference.  



One corner on the right tugged to shrink that side, and the bottom line and the top line of the selected area conforms to the shape of the wall, then one corner on the left to enlarge that side, the point dragged straight up so that the top and bottom lines of the selected area conforms with the shape of the wall. It's so easy when there is a wall to guide. It is impossible to error. (The Drudge photo did the impossible)

See how it shrinks the distant side and enlarges the near side? This is a slap dash job and look how much better it is already.



Symbol blurred with blur filter from the menu (not the tool this time) to be as messed up as the rest of the picture. Several types of blur are available. Try them and see which one you like, try different intensities, and back up if you don't care for the result. As it turns out, this was the first blur filter I tried. It worked for me. If I continued then probably another better blur would show, but I don't care because I'm not trying to fool anybody like the original hoaxers were. 

The two visible layers are merged and saved as JPG. 



Gatsby copper millionaire


The transactions in Montana copper that made him many times a millionaire found him physically robust but on the verge of soft-mindedness and, suspecting this, an infinite number of women tried to separate him from his money.

This is the sentence that was picked nearly by random today for analysis by Ann Althouse for the heck of it and because it is fun. Follow the project if you like and see what people have to say or add your own comments here at the Gatsby project on Althouse.blogspot.com. 

Jesus in the mountain


Source pic nicked from Althouse.blogspot.com, Glacier Café right here