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Just a little too late.. or maybe not

I spent the past week in aww and a bit of jealousy. I kept saying to my self, “how can people make amazing digital art? It looks so complicated and I am just lazy.” I learned to be lazy from being a programmer. :) So I told my self that I will do it too. I will become a great digital artist too! I don’t care how long it will take me, but I will learn it. I hate Photoshop and all its amazing power, but I will make proper digital art.

I hated photoshop from the beginning. I hated its complicated layering systems, its window within window just so you can do one alteration. I just hated it, and I seldom ever used it. I kept thinking, why would anyone use this crap? It’s not graphical user friendly. I am used to fast paced software that will help me do what I need to design quickly. To me time is luxury, and I don’t want to spend time doing one little thing which I can do with one click on another program.

Then I decided to go into a more complicated life and become a programmer. That requires a lot of patience! But I like it only because I am an analytical thinker and I like to design and code. Coding is fun, it is like solving a jigsaw puzzle. Once it is complete and all together, the result is magnificent!

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Then I remembered back in the good old days where I was labeled as a young artist. I used to paint, draw, and make sculptures easily. I had a very artistic creative approach to things, but I was good at math and science, so it made no sense. So I was stuck in the middle and I felt like I can be good at anything if I set my mind to it. Also, I still adore all the art prizes I won over the years growing up. I mean, winning a Polaroid camera when you are 8 years old is amazing! It was a talent that I was happy to have.

So now I want to master being a digital artist. I want to change my direction in life, and learn to use Photoshop. Oh wait, I already did! Took me a day but dammit it, I can use everything in it now! I was like, screw all the beginner tutorials and what each window means and all the options; I am going straight to advanced tutorials.

I just skipped maybe 1st, 2nd, 3rd and almost done 4th year graphics art degree. :lol:

Time to make great art using crappy Adobe Photoshop. Oh I hate you, but your power is unruly!

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  • Yes photoshop can be a pain the ass to get use to especially since there are soo many tools and soo many possibilities that it would drive a perfectionist like myself insane. I always had a problem with knowing when to stop messing around with the graphic. The first time I was introduced to photoshop I got so fed up with it that I deleted it off my computer within 3 days. I eventually came back to it after reading some tutorials about layers and masks etc. Yes, photoshop can be incredibly time consuming which is one of the reasons I haven’t used it in a loong time as I just don’t have time for it.
    Good Luck with your art!

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  • I HATE PS. Maybe its just because it scares the crap out of me… Maybe its because I see too many things that want to learn them all at the same time… I don’t know… but I know I hate it.

    You may smile when I say this… But I use a OLD bit of software called PhotoDraw 2000 which used to be included in Office. It is a really cool bit of software that I wish was updated… Its simple but I find can do everything I need :P close to everything I ever do I use it… and the annoying things it cant do I can do in Paint :P

    Maybe oneday I will give PS another go…. But I have been saying that for about 8yrs….

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  • On a side note… Did you design this website? if so it is amazing! You could make some money in WP design! If you never…. Nice find :P

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  • I got to answer this quickly..

    1. I hate PS, but I am using it now trying to do cool stuff.
    2. Yes, I designed this website and I keep maintaining it. Took me 3 days to design it and customize the php and everything.. and no.. I don’t want to make template.. takes too much time and it is like a second full time job which I don’t want! :P

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  • Shame… This site has such a nice feeling to it. Is it XHTML friendly too?

    Your good at what you do, so if anything should cheer you up its that. Screw all the bad people out there… we live in a different age now. We learn to adapt and I think you will too.

    Maybe one day I shall adapt to PS… But I feel that maybe I am not new age enough for that move yet… I feel so damn old now with all the new stuff coming out which I don’t understand… I never thought anything techy would confuse me…. now these simple games confuse me… :eek:

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  • Photoshop can be a pain in the ass, but I LOVE IT! I enjoy it!
    Using it takes too much time, and you get lost with the millions of combinations you can create while designing, and having to make too many decisions, it gets frustrating at times… But when the work is done, you just love yourself!

    Photoshop is the one software that must not be missing from my computer… ever!

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  • I hope you’re planning on sharing some of your PS work here! I’d love to learn how to use it, but I guess I’d need a copy first.

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  • Sure.. I will post the one I made yesterday with a kitten in it. I will fix it up and post it.

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