Monday, September 04, 2006

Learn By Doing

Yesterday I had Photoshop CS2 installed. Now I know nothing about using it, but with some fiddling around, I managed to edit a vintage photograph (completely removed the original background, leaving only the girl) and add some cool details and I created this postcard! While I am not sure if it's any good (technically) I am kinda pleased with my pseudo techie little self. Not I just need to find some halfway decent paper to print it on so the colours don't look so flat. (I printed it off onto regular cardstock and I am not too impressed with the lack of crispness.)

I have ordered a copy of PS for Dummies from my library for the version I have so hopefully I can learn a few things from reading it. Never fear though-I am not abondoning traditional collage-just adding to my art skills!

8 comments:

Renee said...

WOW! I am very very impressed! You go girl! how did you remove the background and have such a clean edge image? I must be doing it wrong since mine never look that good!
xoxx, Renée

Paulette said...

Holy cow that looks awesome!!! I certainly never would have guessed that you've never used Photoshop before!

I'm so wanting the new version...I have version 7 and it can't do nearly as much cool stuff as CS2. I'm gonna have to sell tons of stuff in order to get it, the new Adobe Illustrator, and go to Artfest. Guess the new software will have to wait a while.

Can't wait to see what else you create with your newest art tool! :) ~Paulette

liz said...

how cool!! photoshop came with our new computer, but i haven't tried it yet--will have to give it a go!
liz xx

Nancy Maxwell James said...

awesome design!!! I hope to see more of your clever creations!

Vintage Collage & Quilts said...

I love PS CS2! I've learned a lot but am still finding new things all the time.

One Crabapple said...

This is so pretty

If this is You just learning....

You are about to churn out masterpieces then !

Love this.

audrey said...

Love this. I really like the blue design on it. Sad to say that I still have not tried photoshop...i really should after seeing what you made.

Melanie Sage said...

You are a natural! Your edges are smooth, looks good. :) Melanie