Sunday, January 31, 2010

Luggage for CJ

Photoshop is a new tool for me and I used it to create the sign-in luggage for my CJ.  Photoshop is such a comprehensive tool and I was trying to do something rather complex.  At least I thought it was complex.  You'd think I'd try something basic before tackling this task!  I wanted to have a vintage train case with travel stickers applied.  And I didn't want to use scissors and paper.  To create the stickers, I thought I'd use personal photographs and make them look like stickers.  After all, I did ask that everyone include a photo and the location on their sign-in piece.  That said, I had NO CLUE how to accomplish this.

Enter Ashleigh... She uses Photoshop at school and she could teach me, right?  LOL, that was funny.  I got what she taught me on removing backgrounds and created a few stickers - the easy part.  Then I wanted to curve them to follow the shape of the train case when they were applied.  Control, shift, alt "Z", "T", "J", "0"... what?  She directed commands at me so fast I still have no clue how we got the task done.

But we did!  Probably never to be repeated again.  She exited my Krafti Korner and told me to take some tutorials - she's done with me.  Photoshop for Dummies, anyone?  Here's the end result.  Not too bad for an extreme beginner.

6 comments:

luv46kdz said...

Kathi it came great!! Yea photoshop for dummies, that would be my hubs, but he is a major photoshop wiz!! So I always yell help and zip zip it is done ;)

Melissa said...

I think it looks great! How cool is that.

Serene said...

Wow! That's wonderful! I love it! Very cool, indeed.

courtney said...

Oh, that is just too cool!
Do not expect mine to be that neat-o, cuz it will not......just sayin'......

Lisa said...

That so cool! It looks just awesome Kathi and I'm thinking you can probably do it again.
I think I need photoshop for double dummies!

Elaine. said...

I went back and I think I am posting and not going back to sign the code box and the second hit, anyway, time for you to teach us photoshop for embryo's