Saturday, February 02, 2008

Adding Text, Adding Understanding

I printed off a version of my mother's portrait today - one that I'd added a green mottled border to. I planned to print off a plain one as well (I've got two thoughts on how to work the portrait with the pansy fabric), but got sidetracked with an idea for using some of the words I talked about in this post plus a few more I stumbled upon this morning. If only I understood how to use the more complex functions of Corel Paintshop Pro; I ended up spending the afternoon experimenting, stumbling, reading the help text and experimenting some more. I finally stopped when I figured out how to make the layer with the words transparent. Click on the picture for a larger view.

Not sure if I'll actually use this version, but at least I tried it out and I have a slightly better understanding of working with text in this program. I think I'm gaining a better understanding of my feelings for my mother too.


Linda said...

I love this - aside from the fantastic picture I think the balance between the layers is great.
I joined the challenge because I wanted to push myself to see if I could 'do' ideas, but it isn't proving easy. (But then it wouldn't be a challenge, would it???)

The Idaho Beauty said...

Thanks, Linda. I'm so new to this photo manipulation stuff that it's hard for me to be objective about my results.
Yes, challenges are meant to push us, but sheesh! Yes, it is proving much harder than I anticipated. We soldier on...;-)