Sunday, October 18, 2009

Playing with PSE & PSP

I have wished so many times that I could just spend unlimited time playing with my Photoshop Elements 7 and Paint Shop Pro X2 programs and just be creative. I know that wish can't (and honestly shouldn't) come true. If so I'd never get any else done... no more cooking - just quick snacks and finger foods, easy stuff to nibble on while playing with PSE, no more cleaning - the dust bunnies would grow and multiply faster than any forest bunny, no more homework - that would be totally unacceptable after the investment put into my continuing education. So that is why all our wishes cannot come true. He knows better than me, as usual. :)

But I did get to play around a little bit yesterday letting some creative juices flow. I found a great tutorial in my mailbox (a CD I received from DSE) on creating a beautiful bow. The steps were tedious but I am very please with the results. Here is the one I made yesterday.

This bow was made with PSE. I need to go back now and make some more, as well as some ribbons to get the steps down and committed to memory without relying on the step-by-step instructions. But before I do that I am curious to see what else DSE can teach me. The tutorials are great and easy to follow. And you can pause the video as often as you need to perform your own steps as you go. I know I learn faster by 'doing' than by just reading or watching. I also receive the tutorials as PDF to so I can stop reading at any point and put the steps I just learned to use. I look forward to sharing my new creations with you soon!

1 comment:

  1. Love the bow! I am so about to head over and check out some how to's.

    Thanks for your comment. That verse is fast becoming my favorite. I have been holding on to it as my life has been continually spinning out of my control. I'm trying to remember that He knows what He is doing even when I don't have a clue.