GD Quickie: Speed Painting Jack Sparrow

We all know Photoshop is a great product.  While I may be partial to the open source program called the Gimp, Photoshop is still the king of editing programs.  When you really know your stuff, you can do some pretty amazing things with Photoshop.

A co-worker and teacher of mine, Gene Strickland, has done something pretty amazing, and he’s posted it on YouTube for all to see.

The above video is Gene painting Captain Jack Sparrow.  The results are fantastic!  The video has been greatly speeded up so you can see him paint the picture in what seems like mere minutes. Even though the video was only minutes long, it took him 18 hours to paint and another 4 hours to edit him, which I still think is amazing.

I have always highly respected Gene as a teacher, and have taken many classes from him online.  I now have a even higher level of respect for him as what he has done is not just impressive, it’s beautiful.  His video shows you what can be done when Photoshop is placed in the hands of a true master.

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Joel McLaughlin
Joel is a consultant in the IT field and is located in Columbus, OH. While he loves Linux and tends to use it more than anything else, he will stoop to running closed source if it is the best tool for the job. His techno passions are Linux, Android, netbooks, GPS, podcasting and Amateur Radio.