Friday, 29 October 2010

Some new designs

We've got some new designs coming out over the next few days. I managed to print the first batch today and also make the screens for tomorrows print run. Hopefully should all be online on sunday and instore tomorrow and sunday.

Photoshopping Forever...

It seems like most of my life has been taken up by photoshop. I did a little shoot in the shop a few weeks ago and unfortunately the flash failed so I had to rely on the light in the building. Unfortunately strip lights give off a yellow cast so its been tricky to get a result I've been happy with.

This is an insight to the steps I've had to go through:

Stage 1: Straight from the camera

Stage 2: Use selection key to select background, use eyedropper to "pick up" suitable colour,
fill those areas.

Stage 3: Soften and blend background together with clone and blur tools

Stage 5: Reduce Vibrance

Stage 6: Reduce contrast and brighten

Stage 7: Colour correct and remove yellow

I love the finished results - but having to do this for 45 pictures and it drives you a bit crazy! Here's some more final images from that shoot....

TV Filming in Afflecks

Our little shop was turned into a TV studio the other day with BBC filming scenes for Snog, Marry, Avoid. It's amazing how many people it takes behind the scenes to create a TV programme - it takes longer than you'd imagine too! So I got to hang out with the lovely Jenny Frost, her make-up artist, 2 cameramen, a lighting guy, sound engineeer, researcher runner and a couple of extra people (I wasn't sure exactly what they were but they looked busy!) Keep your eyes peeled for the scenes which will be aired in January. Here's some pictures of beind the scenes and Jenny, she loved our shop and fell in love with the "Lost Vest" so we gave her a little prezzie to remember us by....

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Important Info

Our online shop will be offline briefly tomorrow evening for a server update. It will be offline for approx 20 minutes at 6.30pm and 8pm - sorry for any inconvenience but we need to update our server things!!!!

Fundraising Update

A few weeks ago I mentioned some charity fundraisers that Me&Yu was happy to be involved in.

Here's some pictures from Rebecca Jopling's World AIDS Day Fundraiser. She organised a sponsored swim and evening fundraising event.

The sponsored "Swim to Inchcailloch" (yes it is in Scotland ouside in this weather!) and the evening event with raffle prizes donated by Me&Yu, American Apparel and many more raised over £2000. Rebecca will donate the money to various AIDS charities and will also be heading to South Africa to volunteer and help the money go to good use - well done Rebecca, hope you have a fabulous time!

The other event was a little bit closer to home - we loaned clothes for a catwalk show in Manchester called Ransom which raised over £400 for local charity E-Club Foundation for disadvantaged kids. It was a fun-filled night with catwalk show, live bands and DJ's - here's some snapshots of the night!