Fading Existence

As the flower of the field he shall pass away. It’s petals wilt and the beauty of it’s appearance is destroyed. So too is the man in the midst of his pursuits. At the very moment everyone is looking on in admiration at it’s beautiful face it fades away to nothing

Been a while

June9

I really just haven’t felt like writing much but I’m guessing it’s about time so…

a few different categories

I’ll get the more serious stuff out of the way so I can end with the fun. Please pray for me. There are some decisions that I’m being asked to reconsider, pray that either the pressure will be lifted or God miraculously makes me want to change my mind, for now I don’t want to with everything inside of me and it’s a little too obvious when I pray which outcome I am hoping for. Things have been sucking pretty badly but I keep thinking back to Joseph and how he had to be patient when life was so bad, at least I’m not where he was, I’m grateful for what God has given me.

Now on to the fun…

I haven’t had a lot of time to spend on photoshop yet but I am trying to get it in when I can and I would like to learn as much as possible. I put together a few things today, one was creating my own stencil and learning to define custom shapes. I was able to take graffiti out of a picture and make my own limited font set with it that was pretty fun. I made a cool little graphic that can be resized to any size because it’s made entirely with paths.


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I also put together a template for doing rays so that I would be able to use it in future pieces I can change it to whatever color or gradient I want with very little effort.

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I also learned to use the pen tool and to make create vector images…. I haven’t actually finished one though I’m half way through two, I started one of me and am working on one of a demon from the Judgment first year… I did learn that you shouldn’t work back to front like I’m doing… it’s a good strategy except that I spent so much time on the background that i am now tired of working on it and haven’t finished the subject.. I did cheat a bit by using the clone tool to repeat some of the stone rather than create entirely new shapes for the entire thing… These things take for freaking ever…. I started it in the later part of today but I was working for a good while on this


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I also learned some cool filter tricks for making variations of patterns and gradients for design work. Probably the most useful thing learned though was how to control curves and levels rather than adjusting with brightness and contrast. The control and capability of this option give you a much much much better chance of restoring photos and other images.

I started my photography class this week so I’m in class till 12:30 M-Th it’s been a lot of fun but I’ve found that I enjoy adjusting camera options and getting good shots much more than I enjoy developing film and prints. I had a few gorgeous shots of little girls that didn’t come out because reels apparently aren’t a standard size so you need different amounts of chemical if you don’t want half of your reel undeveloped… And by half I mean half way down the entire roll ruining the whole thing not have length…. I think when I am through I will get a good digital camera and have fun with that… This is cool and all and it’s reminded me how much I love photography, but I don’t enjoy the development. I may scan some in a bit later.

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