Okay, so over the past few months, we’ll admit we’ve been neglecting most of the questions we’ve gotten. Mainly because we think it kind of breaks up our whole ‘thing’ of posting a picture daily. And in general, questions seem (theoretically?) a lot less interesting than, you know, PICTURES!
So, in the event that you’ve ever sent us a flattering message complimenting us: Thank you! Really! It’s always nice to hear that. We’re just not the kind of people who necessarily want to brag about that (Though don’t be fooled, we can brag pretty hard when we feel like it. You’ve all read some of our posts.) In any case, know that your words are heard and appreciated. We’re just too awkward to formulate an adequate public response.
Anyway, the majority of them were actually compliments (thank you!) or speculation about me being pregnant (ahahahaha NO). In the future, if you guys have, you know, questions, feel free to ask us! We’ll try to make a habit of answering them on the weekends in the future.
Okay, here goes.
While we really appreciate this sentiment and the suggestion, we’re really very big on things being properly credited, especially when they’re ours (one might say we’re just the tiniest bit paranoid.) That being said, we do watermark our photos, and the new one is kind of a beast. Ideally we would like to offer at least a 1000px wide version of our photos (that’s how we re-size them for web posting purposes) and we know how annoying it can be only getting to see a wee little picture. However, we can’t seem to find an option on our current theme that allows you to see a hi-res of our pictures. If anyone has any recommendations on how to circumvent this issue, that’d be super helpful eh.
We have a full list of cameras/film we use up on our Flickr Profile & our top three cameras are featured in our very neat new logo:
If you’re really, really averse to clicking things and scrolling down a little, here’s a list of cameras we use, attached to their amamak tag (because I love you hypothetical lazy people enough to do all this tedious work for you):
It’s actually incredibly simple. Pick two photographs you’re fond of, open them both in Photoshop (or really any other editing program that allows for layers and layer types, I don’t know if other programs generally have that but I’m sure there must be some out there that do, so, you know, I have faith in you to figure it out) copy+paste the patterny picture (the one you ostensibly want to be the layer ‘on top’) into the same file as the other, set the layer type to ‘screen’. Fidget until you’re pleased with what you’ve got. Done. That’s really about all there is to it! Simple as pie! (well, actually, I’ve made a bunch of pies lately and they take a whole lot longer, though they’re less annoying really so, you know, whatever idiom you want.)
That really is the incredibly simple way I “combine” photos, but of course you should feel free to edit and modify little bits at your own discretion. it’s more in finding the right combination and working out all the little details that there lies any kind of difficulty. My suggestion is just play around! Experiment! Drop, like, ten different patterns on one picture and see what you like best. Just be prepared for the pictures to eat up a ton of space on your harddrive if you’re saving PSDs. And careful not to save over your originals!
TLDR; Open two pics in Photoshop, layer them, set top layer to screen. Have fun!