Getting Creative

5 09 2008

Today, I got started using Photoshop CS and Illustrator CS, both by Adobe. Using “real” Photoshop was easier than for some as I have had a bit of experience with Elements. However, I did not know how to use the pen tool because it isn’t included in Elements! I also have no idea what I’m doing in Illustrator. I’ve played around a bit with it, but I still don’t have a clue about any of it. I’m going to look for some tutorials to start getting used to the basics. If you want to learn some Photoshop stuff, check out Bert Monroy’s weekly video – some of the pictures in my Flickr photostream were made using his techniques, but most of them came from How To Cheat In Photoshop Elements (which is actually co-written by my Chromatically Challenged Father).


Edit > Undo

23 08 2008

I decided that I would return to the original theme because I thought the other one was too dark and depressing. There is still one slight difference though: I made a new image header, again using Photoshop Elements, but I did it without help from the book this time. Hope you like it!

I feel now is a good time for a side-note:

Although I do still have some games left to make icons for to upload here, I am running low. Please, please, suggest some more for me to do by emailing your suggestion to:

josh [dot] sunshine [at] btinternet [dot] com

and I will put it into the queue of icons to make!

What do you think?

21 08 2008

As you may have noticed if you have been following Mr Cheese’s Random Ramblings, the blog has had a makeover. I changed the theme to Redoable Lite and added a custom header image, seeing as the title wouldn’t fit using a text header.

The text in the header isn’t styled in the same way as the theme’s default – I used Photoshop Elements (and the custom layer styles from the CD that accompanies How to Cheat in Photoshop Elements 6) to create the green neon effect, then I added a small drop shadow. Why not comment and tell me what you think?

And, if you are going to comment, please, don’t bother saying anything about the slightly pixellated parts of the header or the fact that the post titles have no capital letters. I can’t do anything about it. It just happened.