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My first political "photoshop"...comments?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Jim March, Mar 14, 2003.

  1. Jim March

    Jim March Well-Known Member

    Hi all...I'm working on a document on the California CCW system, needed a graphic and rolled this:


    Tools: Irfanview, Win98 Paint :).
  2. foghornl

    foghornl Well-Known Member

    Pretty good, Mr. March...

    And I like the Vaquero in the scale pan.
  3. Tamara

    Tamara Senior Member

    It's a little hard to make out what's on the other side of the scale. The whole thing's a little too "washed-out", I think.
  4. Viking6

    Viking6 Well-Known Member

    Are those rolls of money? What is the significance?
  5. Jim March

    Jim March Well-Known Member

    Ya, cash. That's what it takes to score the permit :).

    Maybe I got too "artsy" though. Found the Irfanview "filters" and went "oooh, neat!". All three elements started out as photos :)..

    It's clearer in the print version (intended use) or on a larger scale.

  6. Quantrill

    Quantrill Well-Known Member

    OK, I get the point. But I don't think the average sheeple would. Quantrill
  7. Tamara

    Tamara Senior Member

    It takes that much money to buy a Vaquero?
  8. 45R

    45R Well-Known Member

    Too much money not enough gun?
  9. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Moderator Emeritus

    No offense, Jim, but it looks like a drawing, not a photo. I don't like it.
  10. Jim March

    Jim March Well-Known Member

    Yea. Too "artsy".

    Oh well.
  11. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Moderator Emeritus

    Well, I haven't used Photoshop, but I have used other photo manipulation packages, and Iv'e found you can goof with an image to the point it really looks like crap. Most times less is more.
  12. Quartus

    Quartus Well-Known Member

    Very hard to make out the money as money. Even if you used a very big, clear dollar sign, I don't think the point is clear.

    Sorry, buddy! :(
  13. 45R

    45R Well-Known Member

    Keep trying Jim...sooner or later the point will come across.
  14. Mauserlady

    Mauserlady Well-Known Member

    Just my little ole [​IMG] here...

    We know it takes big bucks to score a CCW here in Cali... Why not put an image of one behind the gun and make the scales be even.

    To me that would represent what I know you're trying to get across... "You too can have a CCW if you have this much money"
  15. gun-fucious

    gun-fucious Well-Known Member

    Place your hands on the top of your head and
    Step away from the filter/stylize/find edges menu!
  16. Jim March

    Jim March Well-Known Member


    "Put DOWN the filter tool and come out with your HANDS UP!"


    Oh well.
  17. Phil Ca

    Phil Ca Well-Known Member

    Jim, I have had a CCW permit for over 20 some odd years and never donated to any campaign for the local sheriff either. In fact when I got the permit the first time the then undersheriff spent a good 20 to 30 minutes re-reviewing my application, going down the hall to confer with someone else and finally issuing the permit.

    At the time I had to submit two letters from people that knew me and would vouch for me. I also had to give copies of my DD214s and show a letter on a office letter head. At that time I was a federal officer and a police reserve officer but that did not guarantee me a CCW. I also had a police firearms instructor license and had to provide that as well. I have been retired from the federal job for about 6 years and from the reserve job a couple of months.

    Now after 25 years at that location I have moved. I am in another place and in a town not the county. When I talked to the sargeant at the local PD he said that the chiefs of the twn I live in and the neighboring one were not issuing permits but allowing the sheriff of the county to do that. He said I should have no problem getting a renewel and if I had a problem to come back and see him.

    I went to see the person at the county and he gave me a 18 or 20 page application with all sorts of rules and laws to read as well. The permit here will cost 103 dollars as opposed to 50 for two years at the other county.

    If it is denied there is always the original permit given to us all of us some years ago.

  18. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

    Don't quit your day job, Jim. ;)

    Get Oleg to make some stuff for you. Your sketch would make a fine concept piece for him to work from.

    - Gabe
  19. Mute

    Mute Well-Known Member

    Not bad. How's about a coupla suggestions:

    1. Replace Vaquero with a human figure holding a gun and the words CCW permit on that person.

    2. Have a person holding the scales and put a label on that person: Label should read politician or Sherrif/Chief of Police. Make sure to put an evil/greedy smile on said scale-holding scumbag.
  20. BigG

    BigG Well-Known Member

    How bout dead bodies rather than a gun in the pan being outweighed by money? You can use words to describe the gun not available might have saved these folks but they didn't have the money to comply with the regs.

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