This is the second of what I hope is an entire team set of cards for the local JV team that I photograph for fun. I have really learned a lot shooting these games, so I thought that I could give something back. I usually put my images on cards from my childhood, but I thought that I would try putting these images on the current set from Topps. I think that it has worked pretty well so far. I like the look of these cards, and I hope that the whole set will be something special.
This is the first of what I hope is an entire team set of cards for the local JV team that I photograph for fun. I have really learned a lot shooting these games, so I thought that I could give something back. I usually put my images on cards from my childhood, but I thought that I would try putting these images on the current set from Topps. I think that it has worked pretty well so far.
Later on today I will start releasing some of my 2013 cards for the West Lafayette Red Devil team. I made this one earlier in the season and just put it on Facebook. I thought that I would put it here as well because I like the look of it. I may use some other images on this template as well before the season is over. I really like more than one picture for a few players. This is a great way to make multiple cards. Once the template was made it is very easy to switch between players. I had originally thought of making the whole set out of this design, but thought that I would at least use something from this century.
Here is another version of the 2013 Topps card that I have made. This would be part of my custom set though meaning that it has to have one of my pictures on it. I love the idea of my pictures on cards so why not. I took this in 2005 as Carlton was getting his statue unveiled before a White Sox season. That year was a special year, and this was just another great moment during it. (more…)
Whenever I have made a custom set I have included Carlton Fisk in it. I have always made it a point to include my own pictures as I do all of my cards. Today I thought that I might try something new. Inspired by Dick Allen Hall of Fame I decided to try and recreate what some cards would have looked like had Carlton been playing today. He has done some great things with Dick Allen through all the Topps years, and is now reworking through Mike Schmidt’s career. Click on the link above, or on the sidebar to see some of his great work. In addition to this card I also have a 2013 Topps card made with a picture that I took on it. I will post that card tomorrow. (more…)
Here is another of the 2013 Topps cards that I have been playing around with. This whole site started with me just tinkering with an idea. It quickly blew up into the 2010 custom set which was modeled after the 1985 Topps set. This 2013 idea started off much the same. It started with me messing around with the template for a project for some of the high school kids that I photograph. It then turned into what will probably become another set. Once you get the hang of editing the cards into templates it becomes very easy. When the teams have a similar color it becomes even easier. (more…)
I have been thinking about a project for a little while to use the current Topps template for some of the pictures that I have taken this spring. I figure to take many pictures up until the end of summer so I thought I would make another custom set. My Photoshop skills have really started to deteriorate as I don’t use the program very often. This is a great way to get me back into using the program as well as a great way to show some of the pictures that I really liked from the season. (more…)