The bumpy road to completing this extended sequence. I’m happy for the unique opportunity to use more than two layers—how exotic to be able to use overlaying lighting effects—although oekaki has diminished my ability to remember to save pictures.
After a few crashes, I wrote a small program in AutoHotKey that acts like an egg timer. I’ll share it with you here: Reminder.exe
After double-clicking the file, it will sit in the taskbar. Press Control-Alt-T to start the program and Control-Shift-T to exit it.
When your set time is up, you have the option to “Abort” (stop the timer), “Retry” (set a new timer), or “Ignore” (cycle the timer again). Time can also be entered as a float value (with a decimal point), for example, 1.5 for 1 minute 30 seconds.
In Photoshop, when you have a layer above another layer, and the upper layer is set to a specific mode like Multiply or Screen, and you merge the upper layer down onto the lower layer, the upper layer is suddenly applied as if it were normal.
Is there a way to merge two layers while keeping the upper layer’s mode intact, as if the entire image were being flattened to the Background?
When you’ve just dodged a foreboding spray of bullets to drill gunfire into the core of a battleship, which then falls apart in a fusillade of explosions just as those spacey synths ramp up, you can feel something well up inside of you… :’)