Lately, I have been spending more time learning my way around Photoshop to do things other than process photos. I’ve had a few things recently where I need to make some kind of graphics, and so I took the time to learn a lot of new techniques to create them. On example was for Thanksgiving I created an old paper style graphic, using a tutorial I found here. I only used one photo (actually a scanned image of a piece of paper) to create the whole thing and in the end result it played only a minor role in achieving the effect I was looking for. For me this is quite unlike how I normally like to do things, where I typically rely heavily on photography, even though I realize many things could just as easily be done in Photoshop without using a camera at all.
I think this was pretty good for a first attempt, but I also know I have many things to learn! Here is what it looks like:
You will probably see more postings like this one as I have been doing more and more graphics and its a lot of fun learning fancy new tricks.