One A Day – 933




At the Right Moment



Reach for It


The Colors of Jazz

  • Organ Jazz Quartet: Fernando Mendoza – Drums, David Villanueva – Keyboard, Julio Espinoza – Sax, Ivan Lara – Base
  • Amati Jazz Club
  • Centro, Morelia, Michoacán, México
  • January 20, 2017
  • Copyright, all rights reserved

Let’s be clear, I love posterization. I have loved the process and style since my college days when it was all the rage for, well, posters. Rock bands used it to distraction to put a punchy, graphic edge to their concert posters. It wasn’t a simple process then. Images were exposed under different color filters or light, screens were burned for different colors and edges. It took hours of careful, painstaking work to produce the iconic images of the day. It is natural then that from the first, in Photoshop and the range of competitors that have come and gone, it was one of the “must have” tools in digital graphics. But in most implementations, the digital tools were a pretty blunt approach. It takes a lot of processing power and memory to do anything close to what the manual processes could achieve. So, now that I have a computer that can perform the work well and there are applications that include some very flexible tools, I had to play with it again. I hope I don’t go too far and bore you with it – but for now at least – I love exploring what I can do with it again.

Of course,  not all of these photos are posterized, but some are and I like the results. There were a few in yesterday’s post too. Another tool in the kit.