A great chunk of this weekend, I’ve spent reading online about Photoshop. I have it now [CS4], but I’ve been without it for three years. Besides, when I had it, three years ago, I never really did photo editing with it — basically I just created background tiles, glossy eggs and spheres. That’s how I spent my leisure time back then. Lousy TV?! Make an egg instead … or things like this!
Since then, the DSLR camera has come into my life, and I find myself in a whole different world, with regards to Photoshop. I was self-taught, like probably most other people, and now I must teach myself new things.
Basically, there are two tools I want to get the full grasp of; Levels and Curves. One thing is also to find sites/tutorials that fits you. Some are written on such a scientific level that I feel it’s just beyond me. Could be a language issue too … either way, there are hundreds to choose from.
Last night it was Super Bowl. I don’t care for that at all, as football to me will always be what they call soccer here. It screwed up my watching Downton Abbey a little too.
A few posts back, I wrote something about blogging honestly — not caring what other people might think. So far, I’ve stuck to my goal and it feels good. It’s none of my businesses what the others think and I can’t do anything about it anyway. I’m soon to be fifty seven years old and getting to be more and more comfortable in my own skin. Still young at heart. Many years ago, I had a little Chinese woman commenting on my blogs regularly. I had the impression it was a young girl, but she turned out to be sixty four years old! In that case, I think it was the language barrier that put me under the impression she was a very young person …almost a child. It was quite interesting to read about her life and surroundings — gives you sort of a perspective on your own life — but she couldn’t get in to WordPress or Blogger when we moved [Yahoo shut down the blogging site they had].