Photoshop Friday: Sky Aquariums

I’m testing out something new… I’m calling it “Photoshop Friday”, where every Friday, optimistically assuming that I don’t have deadlines looming, I’m going to try and do something fun with Photoshop. Whatever I can think of… Two weeks ago I did some “crystal ball” compositions, and today I’ve put together what I’m calling Sky Aquariums.  Check out the timelapse video below…

If you’re wondering how I created the timelapse, this technique for interval-based screen grabs works beautifully.  Just run this as a shell script from the directory where you want the screen capture images to be stored (OSX only):

while [ 1 ];
do screencapture -t jpg -x $i.jpg; let i++;sleep 1;

Then, just pull it into Premiere as an image sequence, and you’re good to go!

Here are the basic techniques that I used in the creation of the Sky Aquarium composition.

I think that just about sums it up.  Here are two *work in progress* iterations I posted on Flickr

Sky Aquarium – Vibrant
Sky Aquarium – Blue

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Enjoy, and have fun!

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