Oh, This Was FUN!
I’ve been playing with this daisy. Today I wanted to find a frame and matting technique I had used years before. (Apparently it was in 2007.) I haven’t been able to find the tutorial or the PDF with the instructions, but I did finally find the source PSD file, so if nothing else, I can use that. However, in trying to find what I lost, I asked my Twitter friends what they knew. @MacTxn responded with an address to a site with a tutorial for matting. That is what I used to construct the matting in this picture.
The address is http://vickiholdwick.blogspot.com/2009/10/digital-matting-photoshop-tutorial.html. It’s a very-easy-to-follow tutorial, and I think the results are nice. The point of these exercises is to have creative fun, and this tutorial helped me do just that.
Last night and today I’ve gone through seven years of photos so that I can archive them. I thought I’d have to go through innumerable backup drives and computers, but apparently I have done a much better job of backing up these images than I thought. Thank goodness for FileBuddy, or this task would have been too daunting. But, in a relatively short time, the job is done. The sorting part is done.
Now I can back up my files, free up some space on my working computer, and start taking and collecting more pictures and know I’ve got a handle on the organization. And, I’m not-so-secretly pleased and relieved that I didn’t totally abandon organization for the last seven years!