Long ago in a galaxy far far away, I audited a Photoshop Class at a local college.
It was one of those in between times in life. I was very preggers for Luke and laid off due to massive downsizing at the company I worked for.
The dude teaching the class said the kids would benefit from an older person taking the class and talking about real life. I didn't like the older person comment, but it was free!
Interestingly enough, that class led to my next job and my current career, but that isn't a story for now.
Anyhow, I haven't used those skills in quite some time.
The Onion (aka Sue) and Quirks (aka Lisa) Challenge #4 involves drawing your own focal image/sentiment.
I am hoping they used the word "draw" in a more figurative way.
I did START with a pencil drawing.
In fact, I cut the banner and letters out with my SILLY and traced them. More cheating! ;-)
Then I got the idea to use a real stamp. Downloaded a trial of Photoshop 6 and borrowed an image of a real engineering seal I loved and spent 14 trillion hours editing out the name and signature.
Keep in mind my industry involves a lot of stamping and design.
Which makes it sound real cool, but it has nothing to do with the BEST kinds of stamping or designing.....
Here is the base to my stamp above. Feel free to use these for WHATEVER you might want to use them for. It's always nice to be a PROFESSIONAL. ;-)
First off, I read FOOLISH FIRE's post on faking a chalk board background in Photoshop and used the graphics that were provided.
I went to the Graphic Fairy and used her free banner image.
Also downloaded free chalk board fonts from here called Return to Sender. Word to the Wise, be careful with free and make sure you click the font bottom on the side not the other huge one at the top that downloads a boat load of crap to your pc...
AND you say, but WHAT does this stamp mean and all that jazz?
Well you see the The Onion (aka Sue) and Quirks (aka Lisa) Challenge involves getting your mojo back.
Sometimes the biggest thief of Mojo is overbooking and not paying yourself first!
So, it's my way of reminding myself to watch out for Pratt Inc. My family, myself, etc. Creativity is then allowed when all these other things aren't barking at you!
I cannot claim credit for the idea though. My bff Kristy from down south always said: Hey are you up for (insert fun thing here) and then followed it with, but don't commit if it doesn't work for Pratt Inc. It has further evolved to mean anything from job commitments to over active kids!
Always nice to remind myself of what is MOST important!