I’ve come to realize that I have been subscribing to Photoshop User magazine since 2009. I was going through my collection and realized that I still have some of them in the plastic sleeves, never looked at. Why have something if you are not going to use it. In the April/May 2009 issue I found a tutorial titled, “Illustration Effect on Photos”. I decided to play with it. Perhaps I should go through all the magazines and do at least one tutorial in each. The only way you get good at something is to practice. I spend too much time doing my “JOB” and not enough doing the things I really enjoy.
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.