By Cory Doctorow at 9:13 am Wed, Jul 27, 2011
Principal (marching ants with spelling fetishes).
As a photoshop user of 15 years, I find myself reflexively wanting to hit ctrl+h.
They are interesting looking, when you think about it. I imagine they are moving diagonal stripes of black and white moired against a solid white outline.
Oh snap, wider than 400 pixels.
Genious. Magritte would be amazed.
Interestingly enough, if you look at it closely (top of left shoulder, close to the collar) you’ll notice that the selection isn’t a closed curve, and so couldn’t ever be made in Photoshop or GIMP (and isn’t, in fact, an actual selection. If there is such a thing.)
I noticed that as well and was intrigued. I’m neither a Photoshop nor GIMP user, so I never thought of that.
My favorite: http://livedoor.2.blogimg.jp/coodoo/imgs/6/2/628d80d1.gif
selectedworks.newgenres.org from 2005
Not sure I get what you mean, but maybe because I use PaintShop Pro
almost exclusively. In that package, if you select by color (the”magic”
wand tool) an object with internal areas of the “wrong color”, you can
get multiple closed loops. For example, selecting the black part of the
figure “8”, you will have three “closed loops”, two around the inner
circles and one around the outer outline. This picture seems also to be
composed of three such loops – one for the outline, one for the eye, and
one for the collar.
No, I know what you mean but that’s not what I meant. Look at the outermost selection, on the part left of the collar/tie inner curve (right where the shoulder curves up to the neck). There is an actual break in the line, several pixels long.
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