I’m always struck by how all the contributors at The Faster Times are glowing. Sometimes I feel people think we at HTMLGIANT also want our contributors to glow, but that we don’t have the photoshop skillz. I say NO! — we do have the photoshop skillz, we just never got around to doing a “mass glow” for our contributors.
Glowing is pictorial lubrication, and augments the experience of looking at a bio pic. For writers who want to glow, what follows is a photoshop tutorial on how to make that happen.
1. With “Magic Wand tool,” select and delete background until only your head protrudes. This tool works by interpreting boundaries/contours based on pixel tone (i.e. dark vs. light), so if your face shares the tonal range of the background, you may accidentally delete part of your face. Don’t do that, Invisible Man and The Invisible Man have been taken.
2. With “Blur tool,” blur the contour of your hair, shoulders, and face, giving the impression of emanant light radiating from behind you, lending to a feeling that you are a silhouette eclipsing the sun. Your scale will be relative to the cosmos, and stars will budge to squeeze you in.
3. It’s that simple, you are now glowing.
To prove that we know how to do this, here is one of our contributors glowing. Please do not let his “child molester glasses” dissuade you from HTMLGIANT. Adam is going through a strange time in his life; that it has lasted a decade is a futile concern. Don’t fret, Noam Chomsky also wears “child molester glasses,” and he cannot stand children. Here’s a motto: if you need glasses to see children properly, don’t bother.