Tag Archives: Photoshop

Odds and Ends

I don’t have a particular topic today. Just some random stuff hanging around. First, lookie lookie at my new banner on the website. You’re probably very proud that I figured out Photoshop. Don’t be. I didn’t do it. I conned someone else to do it for me for free. Hey, that’s a skill. Don’t judge me.

Also, it rained here really hard yesterday. Here are some pictures from the street in front of my house.

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That’s a sidewalk over there that you can’t see because it’s covered in water. Uh huh.

I was really hoping that I wouldn’t be able to go to work. I was hoping I would be trapped in my house and need a boat to go around the neighborhood. Alas, that was not to be. It cleared out and the storm drains did their jobs in about 15 minutes.

I didn’t get to stay home.

Photoshop Fail

I’ve never used Photoshop and never had to before. Probably a failure in my tech knowledge, since this is a pretty standard program for about anyone on the face of the planet to use. However, I’ve never had to before. I’d just like to throw that out there in my defense.

Last week, I was trying to fix my website. I hadn’t chosen a lot of the templates because I don’t have the pictures to add and then because of the Photoshop knowledge (or lack there of). I finally just bit the bullet and tried something new. I think it looks pretty good but there are still a few things I need to fix. First and foremost, I needed to move my name and tag over the picture at the header because I don’t particularly like it where it is right now.

Yeah, no. That’s not happening anytime soon.

I opened Photoshop and plopped the picture in there. Everyone I talked to said Photoshop was super easy. I thought I wouldn’t have that much trouble. Ummm, that is incorrect.

I have no idea what the fuck any of those icons mean or do. I started pushing buttons, cause that’s what I do. Instructions? Who needs instructions? Not me. Well, that was clearly a mistake. Some “layering” started to happen and I have no idea what that means. I mean, I think I know what that means but I can’t figure out how it works or how to make it look like what I want. I was about 15 minutes in before I realized I was in over my head. Yes, it did take me that long. I’d held out hope that some epiphany would strike me and everything would fall into place. It didn’t.

I asked Ross to bring me home an instruction manual for Photoshop. Yep. I’m going to read the instructions.