Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Latest...

I can't take credit for being original with this collage but I sure did learn a lot.  In this lesson, we followed DJ's step-by-step layering process for creating a digital collage.  Sounds easy, right?  Still, it took me all night because I discovered if you mess up on a layer, you can just add more layers on top of it.  Let's just say this collage has MANY layers!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Hey Look! My Hat Matches My Tail!

OK. I know this is a busy mess but you have to admit, it's funny.  I was practicing everything I've learned so far in Photoshop.  Next lesson: moderation!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Look What I've Done to the Cat!

This week in my on-line Photoshop class, we learned how to extract part of a photo from its background.  This has opened up a world of possibilities!!!  No photo is safe now!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Whew! I Learned a Lot!

The most important lesson I learned was this: when you are talking on the phone, don't keep hitting the delete button or else you'll lose a layer or two.  But on the other hand, it was much easier the second time around!

I Can't Believe I Know How to do This!

Here's my latest Photoshop project!  We are now learning how to blend images together in DJ Pettit's online class.  This one is for you, Bambi, my biggest fan!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Photoshop Project

My Cowboy Kerchief quilt has taken a backseat since my online Photoshop class started.  The first week was beyond frustrating as the kinks were worked out of the class.  The class is running smoothly now and I've let go of my idea of perfection.  I was trying to make my projects as beautiful as the instructor's but then I realized that I'm just a beginner.  Now I just go for it!  The nice thing is that if it turns out awful, there's the handy delete button.  Much quicker than a seam ripper!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Ride On!

Well, I didn't finish this quilt by New Year's Day (what was I thinking?), but I'm making good progress!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Cowboy Campfire

My quilting goal is sure helping me clean out the DVR!  Quilting and watching a movie are a nice way to spend an afternoon.