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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Photoshopped Photos worth Shopping for

When talent eventually meets hardwork and consistency, the result becomes work of arts. Works worth a thumbs up and probably a salute. That is the much I can say about Tamana Lukosi, the St. Paul’s photoshopper.



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Meet Tamana, the graphic designer

Tamana loves graphics. Graphics well designed and rich in style. He also has an eye for colour- a rare gift with men. 


Maybe you have stumbled on his works around campus in the form of St. Paul’s posters. And you had to be nudged to move on by a friend when your eyes refused to move away from his superb artistry. And even after you moved on, your mind would not forget the creativity you saw in that one poster.


Tamana confesses that designing a nice poster takes time and energy. At times, he has spent over nine hours glaring at his laptop when no inspiration was forthcoming. So, the next time you see his works, nod and appreciate. Behind that art is a guy who spent long painstaking hours trying to perfect the craft.

Kitamboo, Tamana never used to be a photoshop guy. He only started it when the St. Paul’s organizing secretary asked him whether he could design a poster. He said he ‘could try’ (Mark those words ‘could try’). Later on, the Org sec called him, demanding for the design.  And that way, yes, that easily,  Tamana became the St.Paul’s posters designer. He has been doing it for long and has gradually mastered the craft.

Tamana hopes to one day have his works on the town's billboards. Judging from his current artistry, the boy’s dreams are valid. Aren’t they?  Maybe, you could act as judge today and rate these graphics.

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He campaigned using posters to bring an elusive girl back to skul



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Mark you, this was not done with a black and white camera







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Love burnt, and a white hand ensures it is burns.




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Evangelising the posters way






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Look at the imagery, savour it diner


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Hata text can be designed creatively












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His birthdays? They are all in style. In posh places!

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Love. The Photoshop way. That girl hawesi toka hiyo box
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I rate this as the bestest
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Tamana versus Rainbows
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Like Saul, he saw the graphic light
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He doesn't sing very well. But promotes choir stuff

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The fabric at the back gives him visual inspiration
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This was the first poster he designed
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He was once an actor. Today, he acts on his laptop screen
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Tamana, so did that coil blow ama you photoshopped it?
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I rate this as the second best










8 comments:

  1. My oh my! you go behind my back and this comes out! My friend,you do have a spot-on for detail,you remembered the fabricinspiration (note fabricinspiration,no hyphen) The first photo done was the Worship poster,a result of tough love from Alloys Mila n Simon Mumo. Your comments too have shaped my path all along. Thank you Bwana James,for the company and this piece. Nakutakia na kukuombea mema unapogura chuo.

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    1. Thanks Tamana. Continue designing those posters. You inspire me

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    2. Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam- for the greater glory of God

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  2. This guy... this Guy Tamana is so great... Keep up fellow planner you are headed places...

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    1. Indeed the sky is the limit for this planner cum graphic designer

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  3. Lost of words..hebu nichapie #photoshop yangu moja pliiiz! Will appreciate btha..thanks in advance ;-). Once gain, I thot of re-blogging this to my blog, No Losing the Battle.

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  4. This is so encouraging................................am impressed, you will design a cover of my book man. soon,

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