Filed under: Image Manipulation
As a contribution to G.I. Joe fan site hisstank.com I took it upon myself to restore some of the art used in the toy line’s card and box art from back in the 80s. Hasbro still has some of the original art used for packaging, and they showed it to fans last year at a tour of Hasbro headquarters in Rhode Island. Fans took pictures and those photographs were shared over the internet. Since the standard resolution of most cameras is pretty high these days I thought it would be worthwhile to clean them up. After a few proof-of-concepts to confirm that it could be done to a satisfying degree I set to the task.
On March 22, Subaru announced the successor to the 2010 Impreza WRX. The car would undergo a considerable refresh after the timidly received previous year model failed to capture consumer’s hearts. Personally, I felt like the car revealed was a huge letdown. It failed to carry on traditional Impreza design traits and language. It seemed to have forgotten its world rally racing heritage. And yet it didn’t seem to be taking this route to incorporate current market trends either. In my view, it just plain didn’t work. So, I took it to myself to modify Subaru’s press photos into the car I would have wanted to see. Having never photoshoped a car before, at worst it would prove to be an interesting exercise.