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Chris Brackman
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Artist // Professional // Varied
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My Bio
Current Residence: Euless, Texas
Favourite genre of music: Anything Electronic
Favourite photographer: Myself
Favourite style of art: Impressionist (The mind adds spice to the art)
Operating System: Vista Home Premium 64bit
MP3 player of choice: Winamp!!!
Shell of choice: I use WinStep Extreme to enhance my experience
Wallpaper of choice: My own creations
Skin of choice: Aero Glass with Full Transparency and no coloring
Favourite cartoon character: Homer Simpson
Personal Quote: What do you mean by THAT?

Favourite Visual Artist
Chris Foss
Favourite Movies
Fight Club, District 9, Tron Legacy, Galaxy Quest, The Frighteners
Favourite TV Shows
X-Files, Stargate SG-1, Babylon 5, Chuck, Dexter, Fringe
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Tool, Blue Man Group, Synapse (my own music), DJ Krush, DJ Shadow, Meat Beat Manifesto, BT, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, Skinny Puppy
Favourite Writers
Robert Frost
Favourite Games
Flat Out 2, Left 4 Dead, GTA4, Starcraft 2, The Fantasy Trip, Anything from White Wolf
Favourite Gaming Platform
PC
Tools of the Trade
Adobe, 3DS Max, Panasonic Lumix FZ1000
Other Interests
Cars, Music, Movies, Women, German Beer

Apple knows what you want, even if you don't!

Apple knows what you want, even if you don't!

Apple computer has pioneered the (necessary?!?) field of "Computer Illiterate Computing". They know what's best for you, even if that isn't what you REALLY want... just conform like everyone else and stop trying to be so unique! I upgraded my iPhone 4 to the new iOS4.2 with some anticipated changes to the text message notification sounds... the problem is, they are all about 8 seconds long. (I can send 2 text messages during the time it takes to play back ONE 'notification' sound.) The real solution would be for me to create my own text message notification sound, like I have done with my ringtone. (You STILL cannot create a custom text me

C(r)ap and Trade

C(r)ap and Trade

OH NOES! Climate Change (that we can TAX everybody on the planet to 'fix'!) THE driving factor behind the earth's heating and cooling is... you guessed it... THE SUN!!! Until the liberals and tree-huggers can come up with a plan to make the sun burn consistently, without sunspots or coronal mass ejections, there will ALWAYS be the dreaded "climate change". The earth is actually COOLING because we are near an all-time LOW for sunspot activity. Do you remember the last time the sun was near a HIGH for sunspot activity? That's right... August 2005, when hurricane Katrina destroyed New Orleans. http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?month=08&day

Words are Important!

Words are Important!

Okay... I had to pass English to graduate High School, so I assume everyone else did, too. I'd be mistaken. It seems that the use of contractions completely befuddles most of the public, so I'm going to let off a little steam about it. (...and NO, the contractions of which I speak are NOT labor pains, or for the less literate among you, legally binding agreements.) A CONTRACTION is when you want to skip out on a few letters because you're too lazy to use all of the words. See, I just used one! It's whenever you cram two words together SO HARD that letters pop out and are replaced with an apostrophe. You know the apostrophe, right? It loo

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MADMANMIKEProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave!
fieldofvisualdreamsHobbyist Photographer
[link] Thank you for adding my work to your Watch
I have been very intersted in your planet tutorial. I am more familar with Paint Shop Pro, so I'm having a bit of trouble. I downloaded Photoshop just to try your idea out. Could you please help me on the part about blending layers? That's were I'm stuck, and the grayscale. Is that mandatory? Please let me know. Thank you.
thnx for the fav!
digikijoHobbyist Artisan Crafter
nice gallery :D
nice effects, well done
Bonjour, merci for the fave :)