Non computer "skinning"

Friday, May 13, 2016 by 2of3 | Discussion: Life, the Universe and Everything

Here's a couple of things I do when I'm not skinning for windows.


I work on a passenger ferry for a company called Color Line (

My workplace is in the buffet restaurant which is the largest restaurant on the ship (we can seat up to 650 at a time) I'm the assistant head waiter which means that I'm in charge of the reservations and seating chart. Always the perfectionist, I couldn't stand the blurry, copy of a copy of a copy seating chart we were using so I decided to do something about it!

I went into Photoshop and redrew the entire thing and here's the result:

I also did one for the A la Carte restaurant:


I've also discovered this cool online program which you can draw the floor plan of f.ex. your house. It's call room sketcher ( After drawing the floor plan, you can choose the wall and floor coverings/color etc. add furniture, then see the result in real time . I'm using the free version which only gives you smallish low-res snapshots of the room, but if you pay the annual fee you can take a 1st person 3D walk-through of what you've drawn. I was quite straight forward and I didn't have much trouble learning the proggy.

Here's the drawing I did of my house:

This drawing reflects how our house WILL look after we're done with some remodeling. The deck in the front is as we have it now but the one out back is quite smaller than pictured here.


Anyway it was fun to do!

Reply #1 Friday, May 13, 2016 3:17 PM

Here's what the images produced from Room Sketcher free version look like:

Like I said, smallish and low-res, but they give you an idea of how you house would look.


Reply #2 Friday, May 13, 2016 3:30 PM

Great work there Tim. Would say tell them to pay for you all the work. However if it's something that will really helps you I'm sure it was worth it just for that reason.

So that is a Ferry. WOW. Around here there is a Ferry and its built to take cars from the State to another across the bay. Sure doesn't look like the one you work on. 

Reply #3 Friday, May 13, 2016 4:01 PM

Hey if you want to take a virtual tour of the ship you can do it here:


It works like google maps street view....pretty cool!

Reply #4 Friday, May 13, 2016 5:25 PM

I took the entire tour. Not sure what words to use. Super cool, totally sharp ship, or just wow. No matter how I say it the Ferry is very nice all around. One of the main things is there is something for young and older people. Glad I sat back here with my feet up and enjoyed the tour. If only I was in a rocking chair with the water running that would have made it a really real experience. (but I may have fallen asleep and missed half of it.) lol.

I'm sure when you are out to sea it can be hard being away from the family. Good thing is when you are home you are there for some time before going back. 

Bet you look sharp when you are in that uniform. The main thing with all jobs is if you enjoy it the whole thing is worth it.

Reply #5 Friday, May 13, 2016 9:36 PM

The program and tour are pretty damn nifty.  Thanks for sharing with us.

The trike was a nice touch!


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