Thursday, July 31, 2014

Summer Things

Every summer for as long as I can remember my mom, my sister and I have come up with "summer things" to occupy our time until school started up again in the fall.  I've done painting, sewing, drawing, baking, and a myriad of other things, but my "thing" this year is, by far, the coolest.  I rarely kept up with my projects once my summers ended, but this time I hope to keep it up for years to come.  Creating clipart has been a fantastic experience!

The main thing I've learned throughout my clip art "summer thing" is how amazing Photoshop can be!  For quite a while I have loved using it to retouch photos, but I had no idea what other cool things I could accomplish with its wide array of tools and effects.  My latest new ability: marble!  YouTube tutorials have become my best friends as I make my clip art as fun as possible.  In addition to marble I've learned how to create tie dye, camouflage, glossy shine, and glitter.  I have yet to think of a texture or pattern I couldn't find a tutorial for.  I'm excited to see what I learn next!

I'm working hard to finish up my game pieces set by Saturday.  Keep your eyes peeled!

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