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Learning takes a lifetime.

What do you think of the featured image? I’m working on my Photoshop painting skills and I’ve made satisfactory progress. Ps is such an amazing tool, so I really need to take advantage of it. My basic painting included trying to make a paper look. I ended up with this:

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Looks pretty good to me! It occurs to me that I should have layered a texture beneath and then painted over it. It’s too smooth for old paper.

I’m using this blog as a way to experiment with various Adobe products. Since I have unlimited storage (I will test that) I can put up movies and larger files without dreading storage limits.

At my website, I use the Nikau theme. It allows large header images for each post, plus larger images for featured content. Making banners has been my practice:

A shoutout to The Twilight Zone:

TWZ Featured Banner

A bunch of punks live here, I think:


Tried to make this one look like old washed-out paint.


A weird museum maybe?

Featured Work 1

It’s all really basic for experienced Photoshop users, but I really enjoy making them. Well, back to it. Hope you all have a lovely Monday. Here are some audio delights for you:

Christine and the Queens: I encourage you to investigate this YouTube channel if you’re not familiar and like it.

La Roux: rather addictive.

Natalie Merchant (swoon): I can’t emphasize how much I love her work.

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