Here’s the counterpart to the Prince Fielder custom I posted last week. I feel fairly confident that, unlike the Rangers, the Tigers have not made modifications to their uniform, causing my custom to look somewhat anachronistic.
BTW, for those of you who might be new to this blog, this is another in a series custom cards reflecting off-season changes. The card’s design is based on the 1959 Bazooka set.
The Tigers are certainly having an interesting offseason… The Fielder/Kinsler trade, sending Doug Fister to the Nationals, signing Joe Nathan, hiring Brad Ausmus as their manager. It’s certainly a contrast to a good number of other teams which have done basically nothing so far.
I would like to send my apologies to the city of Detroit; more specifically to the owners of the building I have obliterated from the city skyline. I’m sorry, but it just looked cluttered behind Kinsler’s head with the building there. Hopefully I didn’t displace too many people with my wanton destruction.
I feel kinda like Marvin The Martian here… “Oh, I’m going to blow it up. It obstructs my view of Venus…” Just don’t any of you try to steal my Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator… I’ve got my eye on each and every one of you.
Secrets of the computer graphics amateurs!
The only things I did on this custom that I hadn’t done on all the others was to play with the “Warp Brush” tool in Paint Shop Pro. The piping on the jersey was actually borrowed from another image, and I used the Warp Brush to kind of “push” the piping around to better match Kinsler’s jersey.