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The Photoshop Effect: Beauty, Cartoons, and Abstraction

March 16th, 2011 by Jeremy Potterfield on Jeremy Potterfield's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

Procrastinating and spending time on Youtube, I came upon a collection of videos which featured average faces being transformed into beautiful faces via Photoshop. The Photoshop process is sped up, but one can see the artist’s contortions and alterations of the face that lead to its dramatic makeover. A digital artist is able to modify a photograph in [...]

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Tags: Aesthetics·Abstraction·Beauty·Photoshop·Cartoons

Childhood Cartoons as Discussion

by Jeremy Potterfield on Jeremy Potterfield's Blog · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Why is it that programs targeted at educating younger children generally take the form of animation rather than plain live-action? As a child I was enamored with Arthur, Sesame Street, and Dragon Tales — and though I loathe to admit it I also watched J J the Jetplane and Caillou. Because Sesame Street features cartoon-like [...]

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Tags: Animation·Cartoons·Sesame Street·Arthur·Abstract·McCloud