Category: New Stuff!

11 Jan

Making some changes

Chris Lane / New Stuff! / / 0 Comments

I am working on getting a new look to the website. I have been meaning to do this for quite some time, but 2015 was mega busy. 2016 likely will be as well. You will notice the change first in the blog section, but I intend to make it go site wide soon. I hope to make some other changes here and there and hopefully it won’t take me too long this time.

In the meantime, here is a picture of a bottle opener that I am attaching to a six-pack crate I am making for a client and friend.

28 Jun

My 2nd Anniversary! + Giveaway

Chris Lane / Business, Giveaways, New Stuff! / / 8 Comments

Coming on the end of June here, it will be the second year I have had my website and blog up and running. I will share some stats, a few favorite posts, and also a print giveaway!

How many people see my site?

As for the stats, I am very happy to announce that my traffic has dramatically increased. In the image below, you can see the blue line of current visits (with the numbers of monthly visitors) in comparison to the green line with the visits of last year. I am now nearing about 2000 visits to the site every month. June as listed below is slightly low, but there are 3 days yet unaccounted for here.

Before and After stats

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18 May

New Refine Edge tutorial for Photoshop

Chris Lane / Training, Tutorial, vidcast / / 3 Comments

Refine Edge buttonThe newest tutorial on the Refine Edge function for Photoshop CS3 is now available.

The refine edge function is the best way to get the best selection you want. Use it especially in conjunction with the magic wand and quick selection tools.

If you missed it, don’t forget to watch the other tutorials available here.

I went with a bit wider of a video format this time so that I didn’t have any wasted space when I post it on YouTube. Not sure if this is a great way to go, since the videos are hosted on here, but I didn’t want to make two different versions either. Let me know what you think. Are they too short, or do you prefer the widescreen format? If I happened to miss anything, let me know in the comments below. Don’t forget to subscribe by clicking the link to the left for any updates, new tutorials, and more.

10 Jan

Prisoner graphic short story cover teaser

Chris Lane / illustration, New Stuff!, Updates / / 10 Comments

Just a quick note to say that I do still exist. I have been crazy busy trying to finish up a big project, in the form of a graphic novel. Or comic book. or graphic short story? Regardless of what it is called, it is an illustrated version of a short story written by Dean Mehrkens. Here is a little teaser for it, as it is coming very very soon. It will be fully hosted here on the blog and on Dean’s site and will be available all together in a number of formats when it has ran its course here.

Also, I am still working on a how-to video for the textures in the previous blog post, so that is something else to look forward to.

And without further ado, the cover for the Prisoner graphic short story, coming very soon:
Prisoner graphic novel cover

See the pages here:
1 & 2
3 & 4
5 & 6
7 & 8
9 & 10
11 & 12
13 & 14
15 & 16
17 & 18
19 & 20
21 & 22
23 & 24