Saturday, December 10, 2005

I'm back and awake.  I have to admit that the reason I was so super tired today was that I up until 1 am this morning messing around with PSP.  I'm laughing at the stuff I make because it is so super basic. I am only at the stage where I take a pre-made tube and just add text or "snag" a tag that was made like the one below that was sent to me to decorate.  Decorating for me is adding text.  The more intricate graphics are made in layers.  That what I was attempting last night from the help section in my paint shop.  LOL...attempting but not accomplishing.  This is definitely an art and also requires numerous steps which require some moderate computer skills, at the very least.

We are permitted to use our internet at work on break time and lunch.  Uncle Sam is pretty restrictive about that.  I printed some basic tutorials for beginners in adding layers so watch out everyone.  I may have some skills by Valentines Day.  The reason I have to print them at work?  I can't access my printer yet from my new computer because I have to download drivers from HP off the internet.  So says, Becky who did it for me when my old computer crashed.  Computers are my nemesis.  I'm a computer train wreck.

I pick the one patient IT guy's head at work.  He is very hesitant to give me any advice because I can screw up a computer without even knowing it.  My latest with this computer, which is two months old, is that somehow when I delete files, they don't go into my recycle bin.  I have no idea where they are going...LOL.  I asked my buddy about that yesterday.  He just shook his head and said I could redefine my browser and then just laughed.  He said wait until your daughter comes to visit.

The above tag was made for me.  Not as easy as you would think it would be to make.  I really like it, though, because it seems to encompass all that is happening in our world this Christmas.  Pray for peace but support those who are defending our freedoms........... 

I'm laughing still at my quiz I posted.  Take care all.  Have a great evening!

                                             

                             

10 comments:

bignewmanut said...

Oooh ...redefine your browser huh, sounds like a pick up line if I ever heard one....lol
Jeff

jckfrstross said...

You are so talented:)

Deb

lv2trnscrb said...

Chris, I'm just about as computer illiterate as you are. I know how to turn it on and get online and that's about it, but I want to learn how to make those tags, too. Maybe our local community college outreach will have a class on it sometime.

I think you are doing great just reading and learning and attempting!

betty

shayshaydc said...

Maybe all of us on here ought to take a computer class....I could sure use one!!! Chris your graphics are really looking good!!! Keep it up! http://journals.aol.com/shayshaydc/Golfaholic
Sharon:)

xxroxymamaxx said...

Your doing great.  Everytime you make something, seems like you learn something new, right?  There are so many tutorials out there too.  I can't think of where those files are going when you delete them.  Must be some setting that asks if you want them to go to the recycle bin or not and it is probably turned off.  Just guessing.  GBU, Shelly

pennietoonz said...

lol Chris...You may be a computer train wreck, but at least you`re still chugging along. I think my train has jumped the tracks!
~penny

helloimkara said...

Good for you for even trying the PSP stuff! I downloaded the progrma, took one look at it and said "No Way!" haha! Youll get the hang of it Im sure :)

Kara

kdcutie26 said...

You do really seem to be getting the hang of this computer graphic stuff.  I am still not even able to post a photo of myself...it is so frustrating.  I am happy to hear though that you are having fun with your graphics, your journal looks fabulous.
Katie Jane

lici0uslatin22 said...

hey I think you are Getting Good @ it..  I still can't post the Graphics you did for me, X keeps on popping up instead of the Graph...  
Take care Mari

deslily said...

It looks like you do just fine in PSP.. i love psp too but not into tubes.. I do my own animations though, if that means anything lol.. also use alot of cloning.  I need to stop animating, I'm on dialup and it kills me to load my own journal!! sheesh...

keep up the good work!