Monday, October 31, 2011

Boo! - Halloween Post

When you live out in the sticks, Halloween tends to pass out of your consciousness. While I am not exactly out in the middle of nowhere, (I am only 6 miles from the center of town), I am one of only three residences along this one mile stretch of road. You just don't get trick-or-treaters out here. The country kids head into town for their goodies. So, I don't have much connection to the holiday anymore.

But, I did one Halloweeny type thing this year. I entered Thorzul's Nightmare on Cardboard contest. I figured it would be a good test of my rudimentary Photoshop skills. Here is my entry:

His theme was Not Topps, which is fine with me. I chose the 2004 Fleer Greats of the Game card as my template. It is a set I like, and it wasn't going to be overly complicated to work with. I figured with the off-season/holiday season hobby slowdown, I might indulge my inner geek and blog about how I went about creating this. It probably won't be of interest to most of you, but I had a blast working on this and would like to make a record of the process. I see three posts out of this:

1. Information Content

2. Front Design

3. Back Design

If I actually follow through, I'll add hyperlinks to that list later.


  1. I love how you have The Gillman as a Yankee on the back of the card. Very funny!

  2. Actually, there is a story behind that selection that I will share on the first post. I'll try to put that up tomorrow.