Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Being on TIME

TIME is probably going to sue my pants off for this but heck, as if it's the first time I'm doing this! Besides, if they decide to feature me on their magazine cover one day, this ought to save them the trouble of designing it.

In the process of making this, erm, magazine cover, I learned two things.

Lesson number one: You can't expect to look better than a chunk of melted ice-cream when you take a self-portrait after an exercise. See the Adidas logo on the T-shirt? I was probably not in the right mind; this was taken after I came back from jogging. The initial plan was to get a wet, tired look, but all the shots turned out disastrous. By the time I managed to get a decent shot, I was already more than dry.

Lesson number two might be a great tip for some people. Using Adobe Lightroom to convert photos to jpeg format before uploading them solves the issue of colour desaturation. When I converted the file to jpeg in Adobe Photoshop and uploaded it, it didn't turn out the way it was supposed to - I looked like a corpse. But, saving it first in tif format, and then converting it to jpeg with Lightroom solved the problem. It might have something to do with the colours palette but this is the only solution I know of.

Enough technical gibberish. For those who wish to buy or frame this (probably never-to-be-published) cover, do it quick! You might be the only one in the world to own this unique magazine cover!

4 persons flung their shoes:

Zzzyun said...

hey that is really cool! eh u very free ah?

Kryptos said...

u might have noticed this. i tend to spend time on useless stuff when exams and report deadlines are pushing close. i guess, all the stress has to go somewhere when u're stuck at home all weekend rushing ur reports. ;(

so, u buying the cover? or do u want ur own cover too? ;)

K.O.J.A. said...

Lesson 3: it's fun being a narcissist married to your right hand ;)

Kryptos said...

it's the left hand i'm married to. but shhh, u're not suppose to say anything to her about the right hand...

aww, u're in pg?