Sunday, December 30, 2012

Careful What You Wish For...

I received PS CS6 from my DAD for Christmas. YAY ME!!!! (well)...actually, I kind of wanted to cry.  It is going to take me a while to get my head back on straight.  You see, I've been working with Photoshop Elements 8 on a Bamboo Fun tablet for the last two years.

It took me that long to learn it and accumulate a set of brushes I loved and knew how to work. My style was really coming along.

Today, I updated my tablet drivers & installed CS6...and tried and failed to load my brush set.  Oh, they load.  They just don't stay...and when I use them they react differently.  Way differently...

Now I am all confused...and trying to get my setups the way I like them and figuring out what does what, and really, REALLY wishing I had a manual.

So, here is a little guy I practiced on. Change is scary!

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  1. Oh I feel your pain on this one! A couple of buddies sent me new textures and new brushes that they made....and now I'm all confused!

    Bonus...I have some fantastic new brushes I love...be happy to share them if you want more change!

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    1. My sister bought me a great reference manual for CS6. I am feeling a bit less overwhelmed now. I am just a paper manualkind of gal.

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  2. It is crazy how different programs can be! Such a learning curve. I hope it is a fun one for you, Jenn! Such a sweet gift from your dad! Happy New Year, sweet friend!

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  3. Ah, Photoshop...the most unintuitive program on the planet. It's like we have to have a PhD in Photoshop to figure the thing out. I remember when I just wanted to make a square and I was ready to pull my hair out. Thank goodness for Google and Youtube tutorials! Once you get it though, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it!

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    1. I get overwhelmed by all the choices and possibilities. I've got to limit myself, in a sense, in order to be productive. I finally figured out what happens when you mess around too much with the brush presets. I am learning to leave those alone unless I save a favorite first and then mess around with it.

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  4. Looks good to me. Hey, I just bought myself CS6. Haven't received it yet in the mail but believe it or not all I have at home is the antique PS 7.0, so I believe it's time for the upgrade. I had fun animating a GIF at work on CS4 so I want to start making them at home, too, for the blog. Can't wait to get it.

    All the very best to you in 2013, Jen!

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    1. Have fun with it. You'll not have any problems since your leap isn't nearly as big. I am migrating from Photoshop Elements 8...ha. Happy New Year.

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