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About cjmcguinness

  • Birthday 12/09/1971

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    Dublin, Ireland.

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  1. Got a new piece in my gallery - as of 20110724

  2. About 6 or 7 weeks ago I put a placeholder in my gallery stating 'Under Construction' - this was something that I though might take a few days, perhaps a week. A subway map is something I've wanted to do for a long time and I decided to go for something fictional, so started producing a map that would cover all of Ireland - many sleepless nights ensued and work was scrapped and started over (and over) again. Finally a concept started coming together that fit in with other famous subway maps and after, literally, weeks of plotting places on maps, moving them, changing line directions, etc, I
  3. The 'Backfill' effect is definitely useful, cuts down on a lot of tedious work. However, the 'Echo' effect would benefit from a greater scale of Vertical echo height - 512px seems a bit limited, especially if you want your stereogram to be 800x600. Also, I tend to try and make my backgrounds look as seamless as possible. I have been starting with something like a 100x600 strip and using the Random Shape Fill plugin to cover the area (repeated), then with the Panelling effect I shift it 50px so the seam is in the middle, then select a 60px wide strip, in the centre, and use the Random Shape Fi
  4. The image is 800x400, and I used 8 x 100px strips for the background. I then cut the 'image' into 10 x 80px pieces. I've always loved these 'Magic Eye' pictures - probably because I have no problem seeing them and so many others do, lol. I am currently working on one for my daughter, based on Twilight (go figure!). I am trying to work out if I can get multiple layers (i.e. one on top of another). My first effort was unsuccessful - I'm also trying to see if I can do a true 3D style one, you know, like a shaded 3D texture map image - any ideas? I suppose that kind of thing would require a so
  5. A couple of times in the past I tried to figure out how to do these with PDN - gave up in the end, but great to now see the methodology. Nice tutorial - I will definitely have some fun playing with this (BTW - Pyrochild's Random Shape Fill plugin is great for backgrounds): Thanks -CJ
  6. The link to how you made that Card thingy didn't work, and I really want to see how you made that amazing picture.

  7. hi i saw ur photos that u posted in the abstract image umbrella, how did you make those?

  8. Splish, splash, I was takin' a bath... Stock: Hand & Hippo -CJ
  9. I just realised that my 3-year anniversary of joining the PDN forum has just passed - and that it has been virtually a year since I posted anything new. The migration of the forum brought a flood of thread update emails and inspired me to dive back in and throw together some pieces. It's good to be back! -CJ
  10. My wife is seriously considering buying this car, despite all the recent bad publicity for Toyota (she's been driving a Toyota for 5 years, and absolutely loves them). The Avensis Tourer and it's toy counterpart:
  11. Easy one, Christmas by an absolute country mile - I totally detest Halloween. SuperGran or SuperTed?
  12. If you are not going to use the Gravity plugin to sew all the parts back together, you have to be very careful to get everything lined up properly.
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