Photoshop Makeover of Drawing

I have been promising folks a description of what I do in Photoshop with some of my images. I usually do some combination of a number of things- adjust sizing and sometimes proportion adjust images that are skewed either because of scanning issues or because of drawing issues 😉 adjust brightness or contrast adjust colors on…

Windows 8 Metro Freezes

I finally got off the iPad band wagon, since I kept running into frustrations over what it wouldn’t do in a mixed environment, like the one that we have at home with a mish-mash of PCs and i-appliances. So, I now own a windows 8  laptop with the new touch interface. Theree is a learning…

Cool iPhone Apps!

I just tried this new iPhone App called PhotoToaster! It is pretty fun, allowing you to add different textures and things. I also downloaded a Photo Editor and an App that lets you draw on photos, so I can layer photos and test over other images. This could be fun!

Drupal 7 Instagram Feed

I wanted to add an Instagram feed to the Creative Clearinghouse site, and was struggling to find the right way to do it in Drupal. I searched all over and tried using the Drupagram module (it worked but not exactly what I needed), and started looking into the Feeds module. Then I stepped back and…

Surface Pattern Help- my friends to the rescue!

Sorry for posting so late, but I was deep into pattern making this week. I signed up for a class (actually 3 classes) call That Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design taught by Rachel Taylor. You can find links to them on Creative Clearinghouse, along with lots of other classes. Here is the module…

SSL process

Today I wasted nearly a full day setting up SSL on easyscraps.com since we now have a new cart system (basically a new site). If any of you are planning on setting up SSL on your site, read on… What a pain!! I, at least understand the terms, but I had never actually performed the…

Drupal 7 Tips

I just started working with Drupal7, an open source content management system, for a new venture, and it is great stuff! However, it is sometimes hard to figure out how to accomplish things. Sometimes there are actually multiple ways of doing what you need. And the documentation can be very hard to find and/or follow….

Photoshop Tutorials Intro to Scanning and Layers

I made some Introductory videos to make sure you understood the basics of scanning and layering. These video’s document the process I use when working with original art and Photoshop. They are free and located on YouTube. The first is Intro to Scanning : NOTE: In this video I used resolutions of 300 ppi to…