Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Yesterday I had a little time,
so I popped
in on the Beyond Layers Course
at Kim Klassen's site
I signed up for the year long course,
but have discovered there is just
NOT enough hours in the day
(if ya know what I mean?)
She's on day 49...
I think I'm back at day 14!!
Oh well, I'm sure I can
get caught up this winter!
Anyway, it is a dynamite, inspirational,
chock-full of good stuff kind of course...
everyday (I've logged in)
I have learned something new and fun!!
Day 49 is a tutorial on how to make a "color story board"....
Since Kim only works on Photoshop
and I only work on FREE downloadable programs,
it's always a challenge to do what she does!
But, let me tell ya, anything is possible
when you're determined and cheap!!
This is my version of
a color storyboard.....
You can take any photo and pull out any
color from the photo to make a color palette...
I added the word "Peachy"
as that is how I felt when I completed
the little project!!
Sweet - don't you think?
What a great way to find colors to
I'm always telling clients to find an object
that inspires them and pull some colors from that object.
This is going to be a great tool
for this painter
from now on!!
By the way...
I used a program called
Corel Painter Essentials
that I downloaded from the internet
a couple years ago for about $49.99
I just looked it up and they have updated
versions on sale for around the same price
Photoshop elements has 2 versions
one is $99.99 (why don't they just say 100 bucks?)
and the other $149.99
Photoshop is much more sophisticated
and does much more,
obviously you get what you pay for.
I have definitely gotten my $50 bucks worth
with the Corel program and would recommend
it highly if they paid me to recommend it
which they aren't,
so suit yourself
I just hope you think my
color story board