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Big News for Schmoo!

We're really excited to announce that our youngest P&S member is about to have her first solo art show! If you'd like to find out more about it, please check out this article!

The quick details:

"Harper's Trees: the Art of Harper, Age 8"

February 1 - 28, 2015

World Forestry Center, Portland, OR

Opening Reception: February 1, 1 - 3pm



My Grand Photoshop Project

Toothy & Violet are two of our very special monsters.


Week 4 Photoshop Project

This week we had to work with layers, add colors to layers, make smart objects and then apply a filter to the whole thing to "make it look artsy."

I realize that if this is not your thing, then that previous sentence sounded like gobbledygook. I apologize. I am really jazzed about this class, though, and feel like I'm learning tons and having fun. Photoshop is one of those programs that will take me years to master, but I feel like I'm making a good start. And...

When you like Sherlock Holmes as much as I do, it didn't even really feel like work.

Sherlock Holmes collageImages used through a Creative Commons license


Week 3 Photoshop Project

This week we were given the assignment to create at least three layer masks. That means cutting out the background of a photo so you can focus on the most important parts to you. For extra credit, we were told that we could make a composite, which is adding several different photos on to the same canvas. 

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Latest Project

I recently started working with Photoshop, and this week I was given the assignment to "Have fun! Go wacky with brushes! Try out things you haven't done before!" So, I pulled out the Wacom tablet that I've been afraid of, searched the heck out of photos that were free to use and play with and came up with:

For really a first Photoshop project, I feel okay about it. Now, though, I'm worried that Edgar might haunt me a bit. Looking like this.