For a gazillion or more years we have worked with a very old, perhaps even the "original" version of Adobe Photoshop. And even as many years as we've worked with this program, we've still never even come close to learning ~ let alone mastering ~ all the tools available within it. Yet recently, with upgrading to a new computer, we decided to finally take the challenge and upgrade Photoshop as well ... leaping forward into the 21st century with Adobe Creative Cloud, the newest and most advanced version on the market today. It is available by subscription, at just under $10.00 per month for non professional users and believe me, it is AMAZING. If you enjoy doing any graphics, photo manipulation, art and design ~ working with color, type fonts, shapes ~ overlays, shadows, whatever you can possibly imagine ~ this is a program you will love. It is offered on a trial basis, so you may want to give it a short-term try before committing to a one-year purchase. I won't deny that there is a learning curve, I expect to be still learning this challenging program when I have one-foot-in-the-grave as the saying goes (or three of them there ...). But the challenge is fun. I did have some advantage of working in the earlier version which did help. But there are online tutorials, books for dummies, and many community colleges offer courses as well. So I do encourage bloggers with an interest in graphics and design to look into this. It does beat out any and all free online art programs.
Our Caturday Art today was to create tree ornaments
with images of Maggy and Zoey ... these were done in PSD layers,
colored and textured. The hanging ribbons were added, colored to match.
The pictures of Maggy and Zoey were done separately, and framed
then added to the round ornaments and warped to fit. Other tools were
used to give some depth and perspective.
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