illio friday (under the sea), inspire me thursday (digital art) and a tag on monday

Mood : all hail stephen, seriously all hail him
Listening to: cornelius

Illio friday’s topic is under the sea and Inspire me Thursday’s is digital art. Since I am so new to digital art I try and just focus on learning different aspects of photoshop for each piece. Learning about layers or how the heck to use the lasso tool, etc. This was created in photoshop CS2. But if you don’t have photoshop Gimp is a good open source free program. Or for more free image editing programs. Or for fun – if you want to simulate an oil painting.

I do have a few favorite places as I learn. For fantastic images my favorite place to start is the NYPL digital gallery. My favorite place for photoshop brushes is deviantART. For borders I just have not found that many I like yet. Any ideas or places I should scope out? I need to start a link section for digital goodies. Here is the tutorial for the border on this picture. Click for supersize.

Also I was tagged for this meme by sweet Lea a gazillion years ago. . .memes and cockroaches all that will be left someday.
Five minutes to yourself: play a videogame still trying to finish grand theft san andreas. . .waiting for halo 3)
Five bucks to spend right now: how would you spend it?
potato cassoulet at the breadboard and a red bull
Five items in your house you could part with, right now, that you hadn’t thought of already? mini disc player (those never did catch on), one of my many blunt corkscrews, a case of old grolsch bottles I have been lugging around for a bazillion years for the day I decide to become a brewmaster – hasn’t happened yet. . .
Five items you absolutely, positively could never part with in your house? Instant hot water, tivo, computer, art supplies, videogames
Five words you love?
fantastic, truthiness, o’nubbalebel (whole ‘nother level), Lovely, stylin’

tagging Sarah, Jen, Erika, Deb, and all y’all – if you are up for one and if not no worries.

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