Saturday, March 17, 2012
Warding Off Claustrophobia
My sister and I are doing another PS CS5 challenge - this time the theme is doors. This isn't my first attempt but I'll save that one for another post. So what have I learned with this one? One thing is how to make the files float in the document window. That's not the default in CS5 anymore but it's how I prefer to work. The tab system had led to more than one time that an open file had been inadvertently closed resulting in lost work.
I'm also getting proficient switching layer order with the control plus [ or]. That's a great thing to know when you're dragging lots of little stuff in from other files.
The background here was the inside of a vat and although I loved the curved walls, I had to create corners to keep the furniture grounded. One thing I would like to learn to do is more realistic shadows.
Another memory tweek was how much I love Billy Collins. I came across this poem while hunting for one of his containing the word "home", and after a certain point in this process, the line I used kept echoing in my head.
The fountain overflow into the vat drain hole was fun too.