Simple images with catchy phrases are popular these days. I recently discovered that the photo program on my computer has more features to play with, and my brain is finally capable of a little bit of exploring. Computer graphics is something very different from the manual art I’ve learned and practiced in my life, so my attempts will surely improve over time as I learn more about the technology, as well as recover my visual brain functions and co-ordination.
I thought I’d share some of my early attempts here. Feel free to download and use in a not for profit way if you find them useful. However, if you want to use them in any money making ways, please discuss it with me first.
I’ve been using PhotoScape, a free program. If anyone has any other suggestions for other (hopefully free) photo editing and graphics software, perhaps something with better features, such as more control over the text, I’d love to hear about them. The text feature is really limited in PhotoScape, and it has been challenging to get anything to look semi decent with it. I’d like something where I can change the fonts and font sizes without having to create new text boxes. Any computer graphics tutorial suggestions would also be appreciated.
I’d also appreciate suggestions for free images that I can download to play with. I found some sites that require registration, which I’m not interested in doing for now (unless someone can tell me why it’s a fabulous thing to do, and which site is the best). I’ve been using http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/images/ but it’s a bit limited.
I’m also open to suggestions if people can think of short catchy phrases to use.
Doing something visually creative is sometimes easier than using words or thinking… Art is something I’d like to get back into, and I’m limited to non-toxic formats, ie using the computer. It’s not the same as using my hands and playing with three dimensional materials, but it’s what I have. Hopefully I’ll be able to develop some skills and create something helpful too!