A fun site from pastemagazine.com allows you to quickly take a photo and turn it into art in the style of the iconic Obama poster.
Just go to Obamicon.me and follow the easy instructions. The trick to make the poster look good is to play with the sliders that allow you to adjust how much dark blue, light blue, red and white is in the image. As a Photoshop guru, I think this a neat little way for just about anyone to make a posterized image without having to know all about Photoshop. You can then download, email or put the images into Facebook. The site has more than a half million pics in the gallery now!
Most photos look great just doing it this way. If you want, you can go into Photoshop or another program first, and cut out the background so it has less detail. I did this with my puppy. You can also edit the pic after you download it. Make sure to change it from index color to rgb. I also made the white whiter on mine. Have fun.
Very cool. (Thanks, Rex, for showing me the site!) Try it.
If you just want to buy a Obama Hope campaign poster, check out this Aamzon link.
Amazon has a few other Obama items I like. Like this hat . . . .
And this company sells a cool little pins that looks like the front page of the newspaper for historic events. Check out the one about Obama making history. Would make a nifty little gift for an Obama supporter.
I love the superhero version of Obama on this t-shirt. There are tons of items at Amazon. These were my favorites.
forPics are up in the gallery of the Pinewood Derby held at the Ontario YMCA on January 24, 2008. You can see all the pics and play a slideshow by clicking on this link to the gallery.
Some very cool pinewood derby car designs.
Designs ranged from a pinewood derby soccer field to a pinewood derby Kleenex box to a pinewood derby surfboard.
The last two cars on the racetrack were neck and neck.
If you are serious about winning a pinewood derby race, you should know there is a mini industry in specialized pinewood derby supplies. Visit your local hobby shop. Don’t despair if you don’t have one nearby. Amazon sells tons of pinewood derby supplies and has fast shippers.
You don’t need snow to make a snowman. When asked to make a snowman out of something unusual, Mrs. Merrill’s third-grade class had some creative solutions. View the album of creative snowmen 2009-10 here.