My son has a wild idea that he wants to do video game videos. There are some people out there who are making a killing from doing it. At 13, he really knows his games. I don’t understand his choice of games sometimes but I can totally understand his love of them. I, too, was a game geek, but I don’t know that I’d ever say that I was great at them. He’s really into this, so I’m not going to dissuade him from at least exploring his dream. I know what I wanted to be (and in some weird roundabout way, I did it) and if he has an inkling, then I’ll at least let him explore it.
So, he has a logo that he and a friend of his designed for his video “career.” They hand drew it on notebook paper so there’s lines through everything. I had him trace it onto copier paper (and it’s now even rougher than it was before). I scanned it and was going to clean it up in Photoshop. That’s when it dawned on me. I don’t know how to do that in Photoshop. I thought I’d look into Illustrator. I know less about Illustrator than I do Photoshop. I can’t formulate the question the way I need to get YouTube to direct me to a tutorial that can help me. I did find a few and they’re on Photoshop CS3 which is like twenty-six versions ago. One of them was even being done on Windows XP. Things are significantly different, now, on all those fronts.
I spent around four hours becoming increasingly frustrated at myself for not knowing more about Photoshop. I can make logos for the podcasts but I have a only a “scratch-the-surface” insight with that program. It’s an in-depth program and while I know what I want it to do, getting it to do it is a completely different matter. I wish I knew more about the prog. I wish I had time to learn more about it. At least, I’d like to learn more of the basics. Really, I’d love to know more about the process, I think. That’s it, if I can figure out more of the “why” something is, what’s it’s called and the process of getting there, it would be a whole lot easier to execute the tasks. Paths, channels, filters, etc. It’s all enough to give you a headache. Oh, well. I’ll keep trying, I guess. I’ll get it eventually. Wish me luck!
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“Photoshop makes things look beautiful just as you have special effects in movies. It’s just a part of life.” – Erin Heatherton