Tutorial: Text on a Path

I’ve had several requests to review how to type text around a shape, so let’s look at that fun technique today! I am using Photoshop CC2017 for this tutorial. This technique works the same in Photoshop Elements. Wrapping text around shape paths: Shapes are...

Unplugged

I admit that I am “plugged in” probably way more than I should be.  If I’m not at my desktop, I usually have my phone with me. I might leave it on my desk while I run into the other room for something…. but you get the idea. I generally...

Big Brother, Little Sister

Having an 11-year old Bichon, and recently adopting a 10-month old Bichon has brought up the subject of “sibling rivalry” in our household. Does sibling rivalry exist among dogs?  That’s what I Googled. There are pages after pages of information...

Rain Beetles

We have lived in the Yosemite area for 2 1/2 years now.  Much of California has been experiencing a severe drought, and our area has been no exception. Last winter we had very little rain; but this year, we have had multiple storms visit our area.  Last week...

Winter Effects Tutorial

“Winter” means different things to all of us. To those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, it can mean cold temperatures, rain, and possibly snow. For those in the Southern Hemisphere, it can mean warm temperatures, perhaps sunny days at the beach, picnics...

Undo, Redo, or History?

When working in Photoshop, whether we are creating a scrapbook page or editing a photograph, it is common to try different techniques as we work. Sometimes we like the results, and sometimes we don’t. There are several ways to revert to the state of the image we...

Celebrate Life!

“Life should not only be lived, it should be celebrated.” – Osho Celebrating life daily is a way to develop an “attitude of gratitude” that can transform our outlook on life and our ability to enjoy what we already have.  Don’t wait for a special occasion or...

Looking Back

Time passes so quickly. It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were waiting for midnight, holding our breath, hoping that the Y2K Bug didn’t wipe out all computer systems in the world!  (Year 2000).   Yet here it is, 2017… already. Last...