Thursday, March 12, 2009

Take Me to Your Leader

Okay, the lady is going a little kooky because she just got Photoshop Elements 7. She's wanted Photoshop since she took a Dreamweaver website design class at a Community College a year and a half ago, and they had Photoshop on the computers. She kept telling herself she would save up for it. Yeah, like that was ever going to happen.

She mentioned to Mishkat that she was saving up for Photoshop and Mishkat gave her some good advice--that she should check into Photoshop Elements. Now, the lady had some vague memory of hearing about Elements, and she thought it only did a few basic photo editing tasks, so she never even investigated it. But, this time she did some research and was surprised to find out how much stuff could be done in Elements. Plus, the cost was very, very reasonable ($99 with a $20 rebate versus about $600 for the "big" Photoshop).

So, she bought it! She is having fun exploring all the cool stuff you can do in it. She thinks it is like the "big" Photoshop, but without all the stuff you never use. I mean, it has layers, filters, effects, and every tool you could want! She knows that she has a lot to learn, and she is experimenting with photos as a way to learn how to do stuff.

So, dear blogger viewers, I fear you may be subjected to her strange photo manipulations and odd creations for awhile. Because I need her secretarial skills in order to post to this blog, I will have to indulge her enthusiasm. As long as she doesn't play me for the fool.


Tracey and Huffle said...

My mum has the big photoshop. I shudder every time she goes near the computer.

Huffle Mawson

Cat with a garden said...

Hahahahaha! Mr. Black, you're wearing a little beach hat!!! Oh my, did she fool you... It shall be fun exploring the program!

Parker said...

I think we are going to see some very interesting photos in the future!

Abby & Stygia said...

Our mom loves the Photochop too. She says layers are the best thing in the world since sliced bread.

We don't know or care, we want to be fed!!!

Oh but the cool thing is she can dress you up without you having to actually wear anything but your own fur coat.

Abby Normal

Tom and Tama-Chan said...

OK. We are braced for whatever she throws at us!

Tristan and Crikey said...

At least it's not a Dunce Cap! Whoops! Maybe we shouldn't have give her any ideas! Heeheehee

Mishkat said...

Yay! These are great! I'm so glad your mom likes Photoshop Elements. I'm looking forward to more image manipulation (sorry, Mr. Black! Although I do think that photo of you is cute...)

Daisy said...

We have Photoshop Elements 7, too! It does everything we need it to do. But it took a while for my Mommie to figure it all out. She does not like to read manuals.

missbreezysbox said...

I look forward to seeing her creativeness.

VampyVictor said...

Mr Black I will not hold this against you, I pwomise.. my momma went through a phase too! :)

Anita said...

Ohhh! It´s purrfect! Purrfect! We can dominate the worrrrld! Muahahahahaha!

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Hahahahaha!!! Those pics are cool :) Don't mind me laffin', but Mom has Elements 6 and she likes to play with it too!! She also has an ancient PaintShop Pro(6).The good thing about it is that when she is playing,she is not bugging us with the flashy box!!!
WE look forward to seeing her creations!!!!!
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Fin said...

Well it could have been worse Mr Black. Mommy has wondered about the photoshop thing before, this is great news for "Her Cheapness".

Cat with a garden said...

Mr. Black, I was delighted to see that we have some in common: My job is the Mouse Inspector job too! One of my nicknames is "The Mouse Inspector". Ha!
Purrs, Chilli

sharyn TG said...

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LizzyBean said...

Those are hilarious! (although I'm sure you consider them an affront to your dignity, Mr. Black, you look cute in the hat!)
I'm glad to hear about the photoshop elements...some day I'm going to get that & I'd like a really nice camera too.
Can't wait to see all your creations!
PS. My supervisor, who has only a black dial phone in her house also refuses to get a cell phone. I believe she is proud of this as well.

A Few Good Cats said...

Your human mom is going to have a lot of fun with PE. Our human has PE but doesn't use it as much as Paint.Net and Paint Shop Pro... too intimidated by all the fancy PE stuff, we think.