Photoshop is cool

I enjoy graphics. Creating something that looks good is such an affirming feeling. The other day I saw some nice buttons on a web site and I wondered how they were created. I am used to the old-school of pixel painting (Mac Paint, Paintbrush, Deluxe Paint, Super Paint, etc.) I tried to use Photoshop to create a similar button. Within a few minutes I knew I was in way over my head 🙂 After about 30 minutes of toying around and learning the concepts by trial and error, I can understand the power and usability issues of Photoshop. This is a serious tool which requires different concepts to be learned. The reward for learning these concepts is fantastic looking graphics. Much better than anything that could have been created with those previous tools.

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