The Instructables header has always been pretty straightforward, but we thought it would be fun to play around with some images up top that relate to making things.

To make it a little more interesting, we didn't want to add any elements to the photo later in Photoshop. We could tweak the images a bit and remove stuff, but nothing could be added. This meant that the logo had to be really in there.

Thanks to Adobe for letting us test an advance copy of Photoshop CS5 to get this effect quickly and easily.

Step 1: Make the Logo

We love laser-cutting stuff and this logo was no exception. The logo here is cut from 1/8" white acrylic on our Epilog laser cutter.

The letters were lightly cut so that the protective layer on top was cut through without digging very deeply into the acrylic. This makes it so that you can remove just the letters and the rest of the space is still covered.

what do people without laser cutters (me) supposed to do when a 'ible calls for one?
&nbsp;&quot;And the new feature on Instructables, coming next spring to Pro Users. Content aware fill.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Normally, writing a full instructable would take hours. But with Content aware fill, you can achieve professional results fast. Lets take this as an example. You have started an instructable. &quot;101 uses for paracord&quot;, Press the auto-fill button, and content aware fill completes the rest of the instructable based on the title you entered. You can even see it has generated relevant images and attached them to the instructable.&quot;<br /> <br /> Personally, I think the &quot;full sized&quot; photos rather than the thinner final images.&nbsp;<br />
They are headers for the &quot;home&quot; page.&nbsp; Go, see.<br />
&nbsp;I noticed, but I still prefer the originals!
It just hit me: is the logo just slightly blue or is it me?
It is.<br />
Probably just the light.<br />
&nbsp;You could make a really cool pin out of this!!!
<strong>wasagi: a peasant with your head on fire!<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;TROGDOR !!<br /> <br /> </strong>
<strong>He comes in the night!</strong><strong>!!!!!</strong><br />
&nbsp;Now if it can be&nbsp;incorporated&nbsp;with lasers......
&nbsp;I saw a video of the new content aware features. Can not wait to have a go, its that kind of tool that makes my job so much easier. Alot of work I do in photoshop involves removing things.<br /> <br /> Perhaps it would be a good idea to add a video screencast of the new tool? Its hard to see what is that different to the CS4 cloning tools otherwise!<br /> <br /> Also, super bonus points for creativity, too many people would have just sat infront of photoshop and done this, its great that the entire thing is mostly photography and real, and photoshop is just a tool at the end.<br />
It is awesome. It's all stuff that I could've done before, but now it's way faster. My wife also dug it because she had some work that involved extending images out and the content-aware fill gave her a huge head start.<br /> <br /> I might be able to do a screencast. Don't know if I'll be able to get it done this week, though. I'm off for the next couple days for a trip down to LA.<br />

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Bio: I like to make things for the internets. I also sell a pretty cool calendar at supamoto.co. You'll like it.
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