Each of the TTL Gunslingers brings with them a special skill that enriches our little community. Some are webmasters. Some are strategists. Some are even singers [although only the smallest of parties will find themselves host to their secret songs].
Our own El Burritoh is an artist. Samplings of his graphics are made available for you at H3Junk. He designed our Gunslinger Shield and the site that bears it. His work has been proudly displayed previously on this blog, including poignant parodies of ubiquitous advertising campaigns that only a Halophile could love. Every once in a while, he posts something that simply must be shared with the general gaming population.
Today, he stopped by with a lesson on how a little Photoshop goes a long way. Check out his graphics, posted below. We have all seen [and been amused by] Halo screenshots. These look like paintings, if not photographs. They make a mean desktop wallpaper.
Here are some notes from the maestro himself:
Here is an image I worked up in PS today. It’s a composite of several screenshots. I locked down the camera and took several shots by panning to the side. I did three rows that way, covering top, middle, and bottom. Then in Photoshop I used a simple option that takes all the pictures and tries to assemble them as best it can, “side by side.” For those of you with PS CS3, I was able to use the Lens Blur filter with a wacky mask to create the cheap depth of field effect. I have to say, taking screenshots is one of the coolest features in Halo 3. Go Bungie! Maybe we could persuade them to add multiple “lenses.”
Maybe, Burritoh. Although one would have to say that our wish list for needful things at Bungie Studios is getting shorter and shorter.