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Post by minniev » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:54 pm

I feel guilty that while Piet is embarked on serious learning with meticulous plans and tasks, I am just entertaining myself playing with toys. I was intrigued with Steve's post about Adobe Capture, viewtopic.php?f=90&t=4410, a phone ap that lets you create vector shapes and then import them into PS via Adobe CC. It didn't work exactly as advertised, but I was able to make a shape on my phone from a photo of New Orleans (looking up Chartres St) that I'd taken with my camera and uploaded into Adobe CC. Then I could export it to dropbox and place it in a PS document and build an image around it with my usual photos, textures, elements, etc. To some of you sharp eyed folks the lady may be remembered as the amorous fortuneteller, and the lamp is one I found online and have used before. There's textures, custom brushes, watercolor layers, color shift work, and some stuff pulled out of a background with stars on it. I like it well enough to keep working on it, so feel free to offer suggestions or download it and add stuff to it yourself.
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Post by PietFrancke » Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:58 pm

minniev wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:54 pm
I feel guilty that while Piet is embarked on serious learning with meticulous plans and tasks, I am just entertaining myself playing with toys.
Let me get this straight... Piet is trying to turn squirrel nuts into a pair of tits, and you feel guilty that you are just entertaining yourself playing with toys. You need to talk to a counseler. Or perhaps just talk to yourself! <Big Grin>

Entertaining yourself is exactly the right answer - Good for you Min!!!

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Post by minniev » Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:24 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:58 pm
minniev wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:54 pm
I feel guilty that while Piet is embarked on serious learning with meticulous plans and tasks, I am just entertaining myself playing with toys.
Let me get this straight... Piet is trying to turn squirrel nuts into a pair of tits, and you feel guilty that you are just entertaining yourself playing with toys. You need to talk to a counseler. Or perhaps just talk to yourself! <Big Grin>

Entertaining yourself is exactly the right answer - Good for you Min!!!
Ha! At least you had some sort of plan. I just dabble around and see what happens, then grab something and cram it in the frame. My greatest lack, according to all my reading, is that I have no plan, no vision, no clear path. It is that way when I write as well. I see a shiny thing (or think of it), snatch it up, then that shiny thing asks for another, then they conspire to demand more, and I simply bumble along behind them watching what they do.
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Post by Psjunkie » Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:26 pm

Keep bumbling...

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Post by mikec » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:10 pm

Agree, nice abstract.
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Post by minniev » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:23 pm

Psjunkie wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:26 pm
Keep bumbling...
Always...
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Post by minniev » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:23 pm

mikec wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:10 pm
Agree, nice abstract.
Thanks Mike!
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Post by St3v3M » Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:05 am

PietFrancke wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:58 pm
minniev wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:54 pm
I feel guilty that while Piet is embarked on serious learning with meticulous plans and tasks, I am just entertaining myself playing with toys.
Let me get this straight... Piet is trying to turn squirrel nuts into a pair of tits, and you feel guilty that you are just entertaining yourself playing with toys. You need to talk to a counseler. Or perhaps just talk to yourself! <Big Grin>

Entertaining yourself is exactly the right answer - Good for you Min!!!
Is it bad that I'm sitting here audibly laughing out loud to myself! S-
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Post by St3v3M » Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:07 am

minniev wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:24 pm
PietFrancke wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:58 pm
minniev wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:54 pm
I feel guilty that while Piet is embarked on serious learning with meticulous plans and tasks, I am just entertaining myself playing with toys.
Let me get this straight... Piet is trying to turn squirrel nuts into a pair of tits, and you feel guilty that you are just entertaining yourself playing with toys. You need to talk to a counseler. Or perhaps just talk to yourself! <Big Grin>

Entertaining yourself is exactly the right answer - Good for you Min!!!
Ha! At least you had some sort of plan. I just dabble around and see what happens, then grab something and cram it in the frame. My greatest lack, according to all my reading, is that I have no plan, no vision, no clear path. It is that way when I write as well. I see a shiny thing (or think of it), snatch it up, then that shiny thing asks for another, then they conspire to demand more, and I simply bumble along behind them watching what they do.
Do you think children have a plan? Grab those crayons and keep coloring outside the lines! S-
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Post by St3v3M » Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:09 am

I've always loved this kind of imagery and thought it was part photograph part watercolor so to know it's all photoshop is incredible!

I really like this and would like to see more like it! S-
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