Well, hello! Long time, no, um, see? LOL I made it through my ordeal for the most part. My little grandchildren mean the world to me! We’re all back together now! Since December’s kit was entitled “A Child’s Christmas’, I had found it difficult to work on. I am happy to announce that I have managed to pull it all together! I will begin posting my parts, this month, January, as planned in December. Miss Edna will have some freebies for you while I get caught up. She posted her parts to December’s kit in December! LOL My downloads will start next Monday.
In trying to keep busy, I got an idea for a project and have been puttering away on it for the past month. I love text, from fonts, alphas and typography to written word. I like vintage text especially – pages of newsprint, dictionaries, advertisements, ephemera, etc. I have collected a bunch of text as well as found some great places online for ‘Public Domain’ images of text in all manner of type and handwriting. I put together some brushes of some of my favorite texts. They’re made at 300dpi, each around 2400px on the longest side. They’re pretty large and hi-res. As most of the images are from Wiki’s Creative Commons, they require no credit what so ever. There are two pages from the Vintage Moth, but, otherwise, the images came from the “Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary” at Wikipedia. So, have fun with them if you can use them!
I have another tutorial in the works. This one will be more of a primer on the Layers Palette. If you are new to Photoshop, hopefully I will help you understand some things. If you and PS are old friends, well, maybe I do things a little different and you, too, might learn something. LOL I spent last weekend viewing a series of Photoshop videos at AdobeTV. For as long as I have done some things in PS, I still learned another way of doing a lot of things! I think what happens is, when you learn PS on your own, you grasp bits and pieces piecemeal. You may learn to Copy a Layer from one tut or person, or, learn how to use the Liquify Tool from yet another. In PS there seems to be 5 different ways to do anything, anyway. So, once I learn one way, I will watch a video and see the same thing done another way. It often turns out that the new way is better! Maybe there are less steps. Whatever! I just like to learn with PS. I hope ya’ll do too! I’m going to try to get that posted in the next couple of days.
So, I shall see you next week, if not sooner! ‘Til then…