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About Varied / Professional Chris BrackmanMale/United States Recent Activity
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Color-Chits-4k by brackman71 Color-Chits-4k :iconbrackman71:brackman71 3 0 Tron Babes 2 by brackman71 Tron Babes 2 :iconbrackman71:brackman71 12 1 Tron Babes 1 by brackman71 Tron Babes 1 :iconbrackman71:brackman71 3 0 Shiny Mustang by brackman71 Shiny Mustang :iconbrackman71:brackman71 0 0 ID for New Colorscheme by brackman71 ID for New Colorscheme :iconbrackman71:brackman71 0 0 That cool warm feeling by brackman71 That cool warm feeling :iconbrackman71:brackman71 2 0 Jello Rectangles by brackman71 Jello Rectangles :iconbrackman71:brackman71 2 0 Maple Orchard at Sunset by brackman71 Maple Orchard at Sunset :iconbrackman71:brackman71 2 0 Above the Icy clouds by brackman71 Above the Icy clouds :iconbrackman71:brackman71 1 0 The water's fine, come on in by brackman71 The water's fine, come on in :iconbrackman71:brackman71 1 0 Watching it go down by brackman71 Watching it go down :iconbrackman71:brackman71 1 0 Autumn in Texas Midday Remix by brackman71 Autumn in Texas Midday Remix :iconbrackman71:brackman71 1 0 Autumn in Texas by brackman71 Autumn in Texas :iconbrackman71:brackman71 2 0 I Can Hear the Colors by brackman71 I Can Hear the Colors :iconbrackman71:brackman71 6 0 Complex Math by brackman71 Complex Math :iconbrackman71:brackman71 7 0 Scalloped Crystal by brackman71 Scalloped Crystal :iconbrackman71:brackman71 6 1

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Pepper Portrait by Artgerm Pepper Portrait :iconartgerm:Artgerm 8,790 1,091 Habibi Turkish Dancer by Artgerm Habibi Turkish Dancer :iconartgerm:Artgerm 10,674 1,020 Living Room01 by Andvarrok Living Room01 :iconandvarrok:Andvarrok 42 19 VRayHomeOffice A by utype VRayHomeOffice A :iconutype:utype 5 7 Deadly Sins: Lust - sketch by dahlig Deadly Sins: Lust - sketch :icondahlig:dahlig 4,030 714 Kegon Falls, Shirakumo Falls by rojoco Kegon Falls, Shirakumo Falls :iconrojoco:rojoco 5 4 No End No Beginning Part 2 by Skybase No End No Beginning Part 2 :iconskybase:Skybase 20 13 The Unborn by jspsfx The Unborn :iconjspsfx:jspsfx 108 33 upstairs by dopaminart upstairs :icondopaminart:dopaminart 9 4 Pandixpress by daadaa Pandixpress :icondaadaa:daadaa 32 12 ben's whateva by spinDASH- ben's whateva :iconspindash-:spinDASH- 370 57 ex-factor by spinDASH- ex-factor :iconspindash-:spinDASH- 180 32 Winter's Kiss by vixelyn Winter's Kiss :iconvixelyn:vixelyn 5,818 629 interior exp by UnKnives interior exp :iconunknives:UnKnives 451 149


Great use of lighting... the hot spot of the lights being slightly behind the model accentuates her silhouette and keeps her from blend...


PG-Yellow Rose Petals by DWALKER1047 PG-Yellow Rose Petals :icondwalker1047:DWALKER1047 62 47 Summer cocktail by iuneWind Summer cocktail :iconiunewind:iuneWind 3,297 290 Heaven and Hell by jay-peg Heaven and Hell :iconjay-peg:jay-peg 20,569 1,723 Red Doll +Always Faithful+ by augustc4 Red Doll +Always Faithful+ :iconaugustc4:augustc4 1,045 0 Pepper Breeze by Artgerm Pepper Breeze :iconartgerm:Artgerm 5,644 547 Pepper by the window by Artgerm Pepper by the window :iconartgerm:Artgerm 3,851 298



Chris Brackman
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
Current Residence: Euless, Texas
Favourite genre of music: Anything Electronic
Favourite photographer: Myself
Favourite style of art: Impressionist (The mind adds spice to the art)
Operating System: Vista Home Premium 64bit
MP3 player of choice: Winamp!!!
Shell of choice: I use WinStep Extreme to enhance my experience
Wallpaper of choice: My own creations
Skin of choice: Aero Glass with Full Transparency and no coloring
Favourite cartoon character: Homer Simpson
Personal Quote: What do you mean by THAT?
Apple computer has pioneered the (necessary?!?) field of "Computer Illiterate Computing".

They know what's best for you, even if that isn't what you REALLY want... just conform like everyone else and stop trying to be so unique!

I upgraded my iPhone 4 to the new iOS4.2 with some anticipated changes to the text message notification sounds... the problem is, they are all about 8 seconds long. (I can send 2 text messages during the time it takes to play back ONE 'notification' sound.)

The real solution would be for me to create my own text message notification sound, like I have done with my ringtone. (You STILL cannot create a custom text message notification sound!!!)

Just because it has an Apple logo on it doesn't mean it's any good. (…)

Some features that I'd like to see in the next iOS release:

• Custom text message notification sounds
• Create photo albums from the phone itself
• Password protect sections of the phone (contact list, emails, photos, etc.)
• Make it so the so-called 'mute' button ACTUALLY MUTES THE PHONE!!!!! (as in ZERO SOUNDS come from it, ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
• Eliminate all DRM and make it an open music platform
• Change MP3 tag info from the phone itself
• Manage phone contacts (Implement groups or folders, for simplified browsing... family, work, etc.)
• Create a combination of home button and up/down volume buttons for dedicated brightness control
• Dedicate the right edge to scroll control for all apps, not just contact list and iPod. (Would be really useful for Safari!!!)
• Add zoom functionality to the video recorder
• Add resolution settings to the video recorder (Half-HD is the only setting now... would like DVD resolution as an option)
• Fix AirPrint so that it ACTUALLY works! (My Lexmark WiFi-enabled printer cannot be seen by the iPhone, even using the Lexmark app!)

A note on DRM (Digital 'Rights' Management... should be called User Rights Prevention, or URP):
Forcing your loyal users into using draconian DRM schemes and scams are only hurting your loyal users, NOT the pirates, who are STILL stealing music from your so-called 'secure' device. (Pirates just find a way... live with it!) The iOS devices should let users connect it as an external drive, and dump music to it like it's a flash drive. (Just like old PALM devices, or EVERY OTHER MP3 PLAYER ON THE MARKET.) Sure... SUPPORT DRM, like the Zune, but don't REQUIRE it.
This is the same 'logic' that makes people think gun control laws completely stop all drug dealers from shooting people. The INTENDED effect of the alleged 'protection' scam actually hurts ONLY the law-abiding, aboveboard user while at the same time doing NOTHING to actually prevent the actual crime*. The ONLY reason that the iPod is the dominant portable music player is that they RELAXED the original DRM and allowed non-iTunes purchased music to be played back on the devices. When that happened, the sales skyrocketed. Imagine what would happen if ALL DRM was eliminated... there would BE no reason to use ANY other portable music player! The iPod would BE the market!

(* Crime is debatable in the case of file sharing, as there are many legitimate uses for such technology beyond 'fair use'.)

Just letting off steam, as Mr. Jobs and his cronies will do whatever he THINKS you want... not what you ACTUALLY want.
  • Listening to: Synapse
  • Drinking: Root Beer



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MADMANMIKE Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave!
fieldofvisualdreams Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
[link] Thank you for adding my work to your Watch
7Mirrors Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
I have been very intersted in your planet tutorial. I am more familar with Paint Shop Pro, so I'm having a bit of trouble. I downloaded Photoshop just to try your idea out. Could you please help me on the part about blending layers? That's were I'm stuck, and the grayscale. Is that mandatory? Please let me know. Thank you.
havockid Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
thnx for the fav!
digikijo Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
nice gallery :D
grraffit Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008
nice effects, well done
rdalpes Featured By Owner May 25, 2008
Bonjour, merci for the fave :)
MattiasA Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch
justravelin Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007
Thanks so much for the :+fav:! :wave:
vaizardo Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007
Hey, thank u for the great planet tutorial I learned a lot of things. I join in this "planet of art" some days ago...

so tnkz again d=]
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