I worked at Barnes & Noble for three years and really enjoyed matching customers up with great books. One woman came in looking to buy a birthday gift for her husband. “Walter is impossible to buy for”. I asked her many questions to find the right book. “What are his hobbies?” “Does he like mysteries?” “Does he play golf?”
This when on for a while. Finally I asked her, “Does your husband have a sense of humor?” “Oh yes,” she replied. I took her to the children’s section and put the book, “Walter the Farting Dog” in her hand. She shrieked with delight. “This is perfect!” I really enjoyed finding the right book for people. Sometimes it was like Christmas.
I was able to go to Photoshop World in 2010. It takes place in Las Vegas. Since I have never been there before, I enjoyed playing the tourist. I spent part of my time snapping random photos. In front of the MGM Grand Hotel is a big golden lion. Of course I couldn’t resist photographing it. When I got home I could help but to notice that there were a thousand distracting elements in the photo. Ah… but what a great photo to practice content aware on.
I used a combination of “content aware fill” and cloning.
Here is a quick image of my business card that I took with my cell phone. I used my lily as a photo assistant.
Like I mentioned before, it is not perfect. I would have shifted the flower over more. Next time. I just felt like if I futzed with it one more day I would never get it done. I like that it is vibrant and friendly.
I’ve been working on getting my business cards made. I probably would have had them done a long time ago, but I wanted them to be “perfect”. Eventually I will have perfect cards, but for now I have adequate cards. I have 500 very orange cards that match my very orange couch. I like the orange, but it makes me realize that I have to calibrate my monitor. These cards are ORANGE! Yes Kymm, there is a difference between print and web. I will post an image of the card later.
Meanwhile, I’ve been working on upgrading my skills. I was reading Photoshop User magazine and I found a very nice text effect. (June 2011 edition)
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It gives the effect of gold. It looks very nice. I put the lettering on a background that I made using “clouds” and “glass” filters.