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Over the past few months I've extolled the benefits of learning several different photo-shopping programs that teach peeps like me who are L'ordinateur A Défié (that means Computer Challenged in French) how to do neat stuff with aging graphics and copyright free images using their home computers. Learning the best way to manipulate a variety of designs has captured my fancy and I find I'm continually amazed at what someone like me can actually do! L'ordinateur A Défié! L'ordinateur A Défié! It just sounds so much better in French!
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Cleaned-Up & Refashioned
That said...I don't want to send you down a rabbit hole because learning any such program can really be difficult. At least it has been for me. I've shared with you before that I
scream out call out nicely for my Mr. AGPMan when I'm really stumped and if he's not around I dial-up my computer-techno-genius son, Brandon. Both my guys help me out a lot...but what I've found is that there is NOTHING better than good-old-fashioned PRACTICING! This of course takes many hours and renders my now contact dependent eyes tired and red. Too much computer time can even put me in a foul little mood when I struggle for hours to get something just right only to have it disappear from my screen (I'm learning to hit that SAVE button more and more and more!).
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Cleaned-Up & Refashioned
At the very top you will see a vintage sixty-five year old greeting card from 1945 (I actually have the entire dated box with coordinating cards as well). The original design had yellowed and it's narrow layout was impossible for me to use "as-is". I've loved this Candy Cane image for so long and after redesigning it I'm hoping it will be perfect for use in lots of sweet Christmas projects and website offerings this year! I removed the sentiment at the top and also the glitterized snowflakes because they had a deep patina to them and have a tendency to print out very dark! All the manipulation was done using the computer program PAINT SHOP PRO!!! Maybe for PINK SATURDAY I will show you a Pillow using the Candy Cane refashioned on the PINK!
For those of you who love this kind of design work I hope you'll take some time out of your busy life to learn some of it. It can be fun and the rewards are huge! I'm not savvy enough to ever do a tutorial...I'll save that to the brainiacs of the world!
I hope you are inspired. I'm going to say it again...if I can do this you can, too!
Blessings for an awesome Wednesday...
Love to you~