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Alex Standiford
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How do you check your design?  Share your engineering department checking process here!

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Another tutorial re-formatted for the new site.  They're looking a lot better now.

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How To Use Gimp to Make the Abandoned House Creepy. In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to take a photo of an abandoned house, and made it look extra creepy using a few layer modes, and some clever layer masking. Hover over the image to alternate between before and after ...
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One by one, I'm re-building the site.  Gimped will be back, and it will be better than ever.  In the meantime, check out the progress of the site!
 
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"One by one, I'm rebuilding the tutorials from my original site. I'm updating all of them to the new format of my site. The code is cleaner, and the design will be much more consistent. I'll start sharing posts as I get them updated.

The first tutorial is one of the first ones I did. It shows you how to make a moving train sunset wallpaper for your mac."
How To Use Gimp to Make a Moving Train Sunset Wallpaper. This Gimp tutorial will show you how to take a photo of a train with an overcast sky and change the sky so that it looks like a sunny afternoon, evening, and night. Hover over the image to alternate between before and after ...
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You absolutely can!  Just let everyone know that the site is...under constructoin so some of the tutorials will be a little weird.  My server crashed and I lost EVERYTHING.  My backup was corrupt.

Luckily, wayback machine still has my content, but I still have to manually copy it all back in-place.
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I finally finished my bikejoring rig

I just finished assembling my bikejor rig design for Nika. The piece is made out of ABS. The bracket was 3D printed and the pipe is a simple ABS stock piece ordered from a local supply store.

The ABS pipe was bonded to the 3D printed part using a common bonding solvent which in my opinion would be stronger than any mechanical fastening system available for a reasonable cost.

The 3D printed bracket was made in 2 halves, and the center cutout is elliptical. I made it this shape so that the brake cable wouldn't get clamped too tight. Inside of this shape I put some non-skid tape on the inside to hold the bracket firmly in-place.

I chose ABS because its the only 3D printable material that can truly bond, plus it is a flexible material that (hopefully) wont break.

My husky is gonna be so excited!

#pets #mushing #bikejoring #3Dprinting #plastic #dogs #hobbies #outdoor #bicycle #bikemods
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That makes good sense, dog lover. LOL!
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Meet Phoebe, my adorable English Springer Spaniel puppy.  I took her out to play fetch for the first time yesterday, and she did incredibly well.
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*I'm hosting a course this week for the absolute beginners in Gimp. * This class will cover these things:

1. Gimp's interface, and customizing it
2. Layers
3. Basic Photo Editing Tools
4. (If time permits) Layer Masks

I will be using a tool that will allow me to view your screen, allow you to view my screen, and even allow me to temporarily take over your computer to help you first-hand.  The class will run for 4 hours.

Reserve your seat fast!  There are only 25 spots available before the course fills up.

Get your seat here: 
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=PZ3N3U56YATXG

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That's coming next week ;)
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What My Husky Taught me About Design.

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I have a beautiful Siberian Husky/Samoyed mix dog by the name of Nika. To help burn off her boundless energy, I take her bikejoring. She has a lot of energy, and it helps wear her down. Besides, I ...
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I'm still testing out the new Gimped! page.  I would greatly appreciate it if you could do this for me.

1.) Visit the home page, www.gimpedtutorials.com
2.) Upload a screenshot
3.) Tell me what you think of the new layout, and what I can do to improve it.

Thanks in advance!

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Hey +Lance Young you're in luck, my Gimp for Beginners series covers layers in this lesson:

http://www.gimpedtutorials.com/how-to-use-gimp-for-beginners-lesson-3-layers-and-selections/
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Gimped! was a mess.  I didn't know enough about building a website to make a site that had respectable load times, and all of my plugins ultimately broke my site.

Fortunately, I had a backup.  However, I refused to re-upload the crappy site I had made until I knew enough about CSS/HTML/PHP to make it right.

I'm happy to say that I feel that I finally know enough to get rid of almost every plugin I"m currently using, and will be using a theme that will load a ton faster.  Gimped Will be back soon.
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Today's bikejoring run with Nika involved me getting the shit scared out of me.  Yes, bricks were shat while going 18 MPH (her fastest speed ever recorded with me) around a relatively sharp turn.  It.  Was.  AWESOME.

We continue to improve overall pace, and she continues to get better and better at not bugging people when we pass them.  No promises when she sees a squirrel though.  One of these day's I'll record my run and make it a video for you guys.

#bikejoring   #mushing   #bikejor   #pets   #husky   #samoyed  
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This video is a small clip of a 4 hour class I hosted last Saturday. I am sharing this with you to help you see just how handy the setup is for the class. I can view what you are doing on your screen, and take control of the screen if I need to. It's very handy!

Get both my layer mask and layer modes eBooks for free for signing up for this Sunday's class. Learn more and sign up here: http://eepurl.com/CDEgb

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Good morning everyone.  Yesterday's class went really well!  I can't believe how much I was able to help the attendees just by watching their actions and mentioning tips on-the-fly.

It went so well that I have decided to host another class next Sunday, and this time I'm throwing in both my Layer Modes and Layer Masks eBooks for anyone who signs up.  I will be teaching layer modes and layer masks in the class this time, so all of you intermediate Gimp users who expressed interest last week now have an opportunity to take your editing a step further.

To learn more about the class, check out this page:

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The Most Powerful Gimp Tools. Learn how to use Layer Modes and Layer Masks. I'm hosting a course this week for the intermediate Gimp users who want to learn how to take their editing to the next level. This class will cover these things: How Layer Masks Work; How Layer Modes Work ...
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I like to think of myself as a "man with quite possibly too many hats," I love learning new things, and moreso love sharing what I learn with others.  I work hard to maintain a give and take relationship with the world by blogging information as much as I read. I even share recipies on food.com!

As an avid photo-editor, I have a few gimp and Photoshop tutorials on one of my blogs called Gimped! One day it hit me - no matter how many we come up with as a community, some people will still struggle understanding some of the theories behind what we do in our Gimp Tutorials.  In light of this, I wrote a free article called "Principles of Photo Editing" which teaches people my 5 greatest tips that will make you a better Gimp user, and clearly spell out the theories that a lot of people misunderstand when viewing tutorials online.
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  • The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
    Graphic Design, 2009 - 2009
  • Kent State University
    Mechanical Engineering, 2006 - 2008
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