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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Earlvengers

Many years ago - when Ronald Reagan was still President of the United States - I found myself in the possession of a blank Avengers ID card. I told myself back then that one day I'd paste in my picture and signature. Twenty-four years later - at least! - the task is complete. For authenticity I used a Reagan-era photo of myself, though about as late in his presidency as possible.

This was a good exercise in document restoration and using layers in Photoshop. The original card was pretty beat up, with badly faded text and colours. I've cleaned it up a little, but not completely, in order to retain a little of the card's weathered look.


Colin said...

You're looking rather smug in that photo.

Earl J. Woods said...

You'd look smug too if you'd just been given full security clearance!

"Jeff Squared" said...

Neat-o Photoshop work. I bet the before pic looked like a rag. Back in the day, the thing would likely been set up with real cut and paste. The logo would probably have been hand-drawn, with either photocopy assist or maybe a CAD to keep the letters in line. Or maybe just a talented draught.