You know that I have invested a little bit of funds in a Paintshop Photo Pro X3. When I first got it and started playing around, basically all I was interested in doing with it was flowers; getting rid of the background and adding black to the background.
Then I decided I wanted to be able to do a little bit more and wanted something that was going NOT require using the mouse so much, so I purchased an inexpensive graphics tablet. With that tablet came Corel Painters Essentials 4, so I started playing around with that. It allows you to do your OWN art work if you want to OR you can allow the computer to do it and you pick the settings.
That is what I started out doing to try to get the feel of the program and the various functions. Then I would save it from a RIF file to a jpg. Then I would open it in the Paintshop Photo Pro program and add a border or a frame and my name. Or maybe add some more leaves or branches, whatever it was that it seemed to be missing.
So the two photos I'm posting are a before and an after. I did most of this with the graphics tablet and the pen that comes with it. My desk isn't set up conveniently for totally using the tablet so I have to sit with it in my lap a lot...don't know how much more ergonomically correct I am now! But I CAN use it left handed!
I left some of my mistakes on the one I did because it seems like the harder I tried to correct them, the worse off I became, so I just left them and will call the mistakes "charming". HA!!
For the Record Book
1 week ago