Thursday, September 10, 2009

Digital Art 2

The second in the series of free Photoshop classes courtesy of Creative Techs is at 2:00 today and I am looking forward to it. This class is devoted to levels, probably the most important topic for getting started and realizing the power of Photoshop. While I think I know a ton about layers, I am pretty sure I am going to learn something new, whether it is totally new or a more efficient way to do what I already know. If you are one of the people who are signed up for this class, do sign on between 1:30 and 1:45 to assure you get in. The software used to run this webinar limits the number of logged in users (the number of people who actually can see and hear the lesson) to 1000 and once that number are logged on, no one else can join.

Because I am eagerly anticipating this class, I have been playing again. Using layers, rendered clouds, a bird, trees and a moon from the custom shapes menu, duplicating, transforming, brushing and blurring, I have made a simple night scene that I am reasonable happy with at this point. I am sure those of you out there who use Painter or are much more advanced in Photoshop than I am will find this pretty juvenile, but for myself, it is a beginning.

So without further ado, here it is:

Foggy Night

I am beginning to pack my bag in preparation of the art day in Muskegon this Saturday. I am driving to Marshall and riding with three other women. I need to decide what dish I am bringing to pass and get it made. I have been anticipating this day for a long time. 
I'm a bit sleep deprived today. My son stayed until 1:30 this morning working on Algebra homework that is due this morning. We both decided it might be a better idea to begin the homework earlier next time. 
I'm going to go get another mug of coffee and read my emails and the blogs I subscribe to and then keep working on the bag I am taking to the art/play day this weekend.


  1. This is so beautiful! I don't think I can go to the photo class today : ( nancy

  2. Oh Vicki, this is wonderful, luv it!
    Barb in Texas

  3. Vickie,
    What really spoke to me on your blog today is the fact that a lot of us worry about being as "good" or as "advanced" as others. I look at your work and think it is wonderful and feel intimadated because I am not as advanced. You are the one that did the tutorial that showed me how to do Kalidiscopes. If I had not perservered through your lessons I would not have know about the angle..etc. Your word today have taught me a lesson..Just go ahead and try...It doesn't matter if someone else is better.
    Love and Laughter,