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Friday's Match Preview

He Shoots, He Scores,
He Shoots, He Scores

Each week during our Exhibition Matches this season we’ve been trying something different. In week one, we played an old-fashioned “Photoshop Tennis” match in honor of the application’s 20th birthday. Last week, two typographers created a font in real time and this week we’ve asked photographers Sam Javanrouh of Toronto and Naz Hamid of San Francisco to shoot and upload a live dialogue of photos from their respective cities. Instead of written or spoken layer-by-layer commentary, Mark Greenberg of Mayfair Recordings and The Coctails has agreed to compose a score for the match as it unfolds, a musical commentary, if you will.

We’ll sew everything together into an evolving animated sequence as we go. There will be a ton of tethering and wifi-finding and emailing from Canada and California and plenty of MIDI and sequencing and editing and synching and outputting and cropping from Chicago. That’s a lot of moving parts. It will be a blast and stressful too, but judging by the talents of our participants, it ought to be well worth the effort.

Please tune in to watch it all unfold live at 2pm Chicago time or head to the streets in Toronto and San Francisco and try and catch up to Naz and Sam. Check the time of the match in your area and let us know what you think, by Twittering your comments with #lyt in the message so you show up on our Crowd Page.

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Congratulations to Mig Reyes, Layer Tennis Season 3 Champion. jc-12.20

Thanks to all the players, commentators and fans who made Season Three of Layer Tennis a big success. And thanks to the crew at Goodby Silverstein & Partners and all the folks at Adobe Creative Suite for making it possible. Watch this space (or sign up for Season Tickets or follow us on Twitter) for news about some special exhibition matches being planned and about Season 4. jc-12.20

Cast your votes on The Championship Match. Both Finalists will receive invitations to play in the post-season tournament for Season Four. jc-12.17

Here's how the voting works. Decide who you'd like to declare as winner and then simply tweet their first name following a hash mark. Either #mig or #noper and, this is important, also include #lyt in that tweet. We'll leave the voting open all weekend and announce our Season Three Champion on Monday. jc-12.12

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