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Coming to a snooty independent record store near you

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Here’s the assignment:

 First, go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random The title of the article is now the name of your band. Next, go here: http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3 Go to the bottom of the page. The last four to five words of the last quote are the title of your first album Lastly, go here: http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days Select the 3rd image. It is the picture for your album cover. Manipulate the picture, resize it, add some other color, whatever.

Here’s the source of my band name, here’s where the title came from, and here is the source of the picture.

Process: I used a 30-day trial of Pixelmator¬†(that I got way¬†more than 30 days ago but for some reason I can still use) to edit this picture. I imported the picture and trimmed it to 583×583 pixels, moving the layer so that the girl’s face is where it is. Then I went to Filter>Color>Color Map¬†and selected the default (in fact, only) image which made everything quite orange. Next, I went to Filter>Color>Edges¬†and¬†increased the intensity to about 80% or so. Finally, I added the green text, control-clicked on the text layer in the layers menu and converted to pixels so I could transform the layer by hitting command-F. I rotated the green text 90 degrees to the left and ran the edges filter on it as well. Then I added the Cone Point text, converted to pixels and ran the edges filter and was done. Here it is:

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