This past weekend I was lucky enough to intern for Blogshop Vancouver. I’m a huge fan of Angela Kohler magical photography and an avid follower of Bri’s blog Designlovefest. I was beyond excited to meet these lovely ladies. Blogshop is a two day Photoshop workshop with a focus on blogging. Since 2011 it’s been travelling to cities all across the world, teaching sold out classes and spreading creativity one student at a time. It covers the basics of photoshop and teaches you all the little tips and tricks of how to make your blog more you.
I’ll be honest that I personally don’t use Photoshop much anymore, except for minimal photo editing and cropping products/people out of backgrounds. This class however made me fall in love with Photoshop all over again. It’s like I forgot how to have fun with Photoshop. The class was really inspiring (and obviously colourful) and I really enjoyed helping all the students out. There’s something so rewarding about teaching people something they are going to love as much as you do. You can’t help but smile when the whole class goes “Ohhhh…Ahhhh” after you’ve showed them some cool little trick as though it was magic.
To celebrate my newfound love for Photoshop I made this fun little graphic of Kelly Osbourne. I don’t follow celeberties at all but I stumbled across Kelly Osbourne’s profile on The Coveteur earlier today and was kind of blown away. The Kelly Osbourne I remembered, though beautiful, was chubby and a total punk. I’m kind of in love with her hair and pants and figured this would be the perfect way to have some Photoshop fun.
I’m still running on Photoshop CS4 and realized how behind I am over the weekend. All students were using Photoshop CS6, which has a bunch of extra features I didn’t even know about. I’m also contemplating getting a tablet. I love hand rendered type and illustrations and it’s just impossible to do with a mouse. I’ve had a tablet before and never really got into it, however I feel pretty good about giving it another go. Do you guys use tablets?