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Monthly Archives: November 2015

I was editing some slightly overexposed pictures set against a white background, and decided I wanted to do a quick adjustment on the model without affecting the color of the background. I’m a total Photoshop novice, so my first impulse was to grab the Quick Selection tool – but there were a number of areas that would have been fiddly. That’s when I thought, “There’s got to be a better way to do this!”

Adobe Help provided Select a color range in an image, which was exactly what I was looking for – and a bit more: a short video on selecting and correcting skin tones (plus steps to save a skin tone selection as a preset). I need to revisit this page soon to really get skin tone and color range selections into my brain.

My only regret is that I didn’t discover Photoshop skin tone selections before Halloween – I would have loved to Photoshop my head into a scene with Dorium Maldovar.

I’ve been studying Python for several years, off and on, but I’m only now getting traction on applying it at work.

One of the things I’m struggling with right now is how best to arrange the directory structure when using object-oriented design where some objects inherit from others, when I’m doing the development on my desktop machine but plan to move the project to a common network directory.

I found a post on Stack Overflow that referenced a post by Jean-Paul Calderone: Filesystem structure of a Python project – the Stack Overflow post got over 100 upvotes, which is a pretty good indication that Calderone’s structure is a good and reasonable one.

Maybe what I want is a relative import, as in this Stack Overflow post – but I can’t seem to make it work with my code just yet. Grrrr…