Monday, March 19, 2012
Hi Dandi Crafters! I know that my blog has been rather quiet lately. I wanted to check in and say that I am still around but I have been busy with what initially seems to be totally unrelated to my blog and to crafts in away. I have decided to learn to use Illustrator. If you are a regular follower of my blog then you know that I am pretty proficient at drawing on the computer already, however I didn't use Illustrator, I mainly used Paint Shop Pro. I am finding that there are more and more things that I want to do that seem better suited for Illustrator. I am sure that in the very near future this will lead me to providing even better files on my blog and website. However at the moment I am often left feeling like a beginner and very untalented. At those times I try to keep the bleeps to a minimum and realize that even though the steps are different the concept is all the same and it really is the concepts that are most time consuming to learn.
I have been playing with the text tool and made a new watermark that you see on my image. Although the little girl doesn't look much different than anything I would have created in Paint Shop Pro, aside from it taking quite some time to complete because I am new to illustrator and don't know all the little tricks yet, the steps to create the image were much less woman labor intense, meaning that illustrator seems to automate much of the steps that I would have had to do myself.
Well wish me luck...