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sometimes i astound myself... - when you don't know what to do...
do the next thing
sometimes i astound myself...
...with my staggering obliviousness.

I've been putting off doing some embroidery on my husband's tunic because I needed to resize the image, and for that I'd need a photocopier, right? If you agreed with me, you'd be right, too... except we're both wrong because I can resize the digital image I'm working with in Photoshop.

So I fire up Photoshop, and I'm getting ready to resize the image, and I whip out my proportional wheel to figure out the percentage I need to enlarge it, which is super-nifty, except I don't need it because Photoshop does the math for me.

I'm going to sew now, because obviously I should not be using any technology more complicated than a needle.

i feel: dorky dorky

8 trips or shoot the rapids
mrgrumpybear From: mrgrumpybear Date: September 26th, 2006 03:14 am (UTC) (base camp)
Sometimes we don't recreate the Middle Ages because we want to; sometimes, we're just not competent to use more advanced technology.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: September 26th, 2006 03:22 am (UTC) (base camp)
I sewed a bunch of stuff by hand for Pennsic because I just couldn't face the machine again.
ariadne1 From: ariadne1 Date: September 26th, 2006 03:26 am (UTC) (base camp)
*snrtle* Oh, Tasha, that sounds like something I'd do. Thanks for the smile, woman - and happy sewing! :)
mushmouse74 From: mushmouse74 Date: September 26th, 2006 10:45 am (UTC) (base camp)
LOL!! This is something I would do.

This is why I insist on having real photoshop instead of one of the knock offs.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: September 26th, 2006 05:50 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Actually, I have Photoshop Elements, and the only difference I can see so far is that it doesn't have Curves built in, but I have a plug-in for that.
mushmouse74 From: mushmouse74 Date: September 29th, 2006 12:23 am (UTC) (base camp)
I don't consider Photoshop Elements to be a cheap knock off. Photoshop Elements has all of the functions that the serious home user (as opposed to professional) would need. The serious home user wouldn't need curves, for example. Everything that it does it does the same as Photoshop.

Will it do masking? How is it with layers? At this point in my life Elements could be sufficient.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: September 29th, 2006 03:52 am (UTC) (base camp)
Layers, as far as I know, are handled the same. I don't do a lot of masking,so I'm actually not sure. Maybe some time next month I can come out to visit and bring my laptop, and you can see. (I have Paint Shop Pro, too, which also has its strengths and weaknesses.)
mushmouse74 From: mushmouse74 Date: October 1st, 2006 10:55 pm (UTC) (base camp)
What I am really missing right now is illustrator. I LOVE Illustrator, and it would be so helpful with my jewelry designs.

I just started to get into masking and some other more complicated stuff the last time I was really heavily using photoshop. I was getting into it. Now I only have Photoshop and Illustrator on my 12 inch laptop. I got it from a friend who lent me their copy long enough to get it onto the computer, but I had to give it back. Photoshop on such a small screen is useless for any serious work, unfortunately. I have a desktop, and hopefully in the near future I'll get the suite. I think that's what works out to be the best option.
8 trips or shoot the rapids