Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Photoshop and "Wite Out" Conditions!
Figured I would post this since we recently had a discussion about a few programs used to make captions, and Steffie is probably the best Photoshopper out there, with perhaps Caitlyn a CLOSE second. At one point, Steffie had the moniker of "The Pantiless Picasso" as an alternate title in the Haven, back before she was an admin, and I think it fit her well.
I also wanted to get everyone's input on this caption I am posting below. Please click on it before continuing to read.
Well, I didn't use Photoshop for it, yet it still looked like you typical "Dee caption" right?
I used a free photo program out there called "Pixbuilder Studio 2.0" which is in my opinion a slightly stripped down version of Photoshop. It has layers, filters, drop shadows, and most of the tools that you'd find in a Photoshop CS1 and below. It didn't take me too look to whip this caption up. It was mostly a "ok, I know how to do this in Photoshop, what do THEY call it?"
For those that are still using MS Paint (please say you aren't!!) or something similar, you can head here to download the program and play around with it. It is somewhat intuitive, especially if you've played around with other photo editing programs. It'll even OPEN Photoshop files, though it doesn't seem to retain Adobe's layer system.
OTHER NEWS: I have a few questions that people have asked on Formspring. I will be getting to that hopefully soon. I just got a 3 week supply of antibiotics for my latest Sinus Infection, and might be seeing a specialist if they can fit me in, once I am done with the med regimen. I'm sorry I haven't posted much, and the numbers are bearing out that we don't have as many visitors lately, though the encouraging thing is that we DO get many hits the 1st day I post something new.
DISCUSSION QUESTION: Did you notice anything different about the second caption I had posted? I can only see SLIGHT differences between this one and the ton I've done in Photoshop. If something is glaring, please let me know. I was trying to show how good a caption can come out while using free software.