My digital switchover

Digital-Switchover-mix

I wasn’t going to post this but the above is what happens when a pun comment and some beery late night Photoshopping collide. All those TV reminders about the analogue-to-digital switchover in September must have also seeped into my brainz.

How many of the following can you spot in the picture: Robots (5), switches (3), iPhone, TV switchover logo, 8bit nerd, Twitter, multicoloured pixels, newspaper hat, newspaper, cat, magazine and me (twice)?

For the record I used to be a print journalist, now doing purely digital work. Hence the personal mashup of what is in my head now.

The reason I did post this in the end is because I realised afterwards that this IS, in fact, how I tend to learn my digital skills. I muck around with whatever software until I learn how to use it.

In this case, it was Photoshop, which I usually only use for prepping images for the web. Here I got to really delve around with cropping, polygonal lasso, transform, cut and paste, sharpen, rotate and a whole world of effects and settings under the filter menu. It was fun (if never-ending).

So welcome to another 1am production, featuring Creative Commons images from:

  1. http://www.flickr.com/photos/96khz/3127953038/
  2. http://www.flickr.com/photos/torres21/3351164820/
  3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/kb35/430976324/
  4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/90956819@N00/3778677707/
  5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ivyfield/4763965911/
  6. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dottiemae/5187384681/
  7. http://www.flickr.com/photos/25391595@N03/2447187344/
  8. http://www.flickr.com/photos/katerha/4259440136/
  9. http://www.flickr.com/photos/doviende/77324602/
  10. http://www.flickr.com/photos/psd/2892157056/
  11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/l_bo/4557215868/
  12. http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexlane/1779591809/
  13. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mujitra/4142397250/
  14. http://www.flickr.com/photos/bull3t/2615929761/