I wasn’t happy with the depth of my knowledge of PostWorkShop. Unexpected things would occur and I didn’t really feel like I could predict or control what the software would do. So I went back to the tutorials and spent some time on the ones focussing on objects, nodes and the Bit Map Editor/Freehand Painting module.
Random thought 1;
Wouldn’t it be cool if Lightroom had something like the ‘Fade’ command? Wouldn’t it be cool if your iPad wasn’t tied up when you push a video to Apple TV – hey! I can do that with the iPad Sonos controller. Speaking of Sonos, why can’t I listen to CandyRat internet radio on my Sonos?
Random thought 2;
If you really want to protest the way Flickr treats their users, it seems to me you should delete all your tags on your photos there. If they see the value of the place as being a tagged database of images, well then do this and throw a wrench into their machinery.
Random thought 3;
While I’m really bummed about the phasing out of Google Reader – it has saved me hours and has been the hub of my internet browsing for the last five years at least. I’ve tried a lot of alternatives but Yoleo and CommaFeed appear to be the best alternatives. Although most of my feeds I’ve moved to Calibre which allows me to load them up on my Kindle. There are a few (mostly Flickr groups) that I really NEED a RSS reader for. Also I’ve found some other new media sites to help me find articles of interest to me. There’s always Nerd Appproved (looks great on FlipBoard, both IOS and Android). And recently I stumbled across Medium.com which seems to sift out what is appealing to me.
All these pictures were made with PostWorkShop. I’m finding that the program is so extensive that it’s better to concentrate on a tiny bit at a time and just try to master that before tackling the next part. Let’s face it, powerful capabilities like objects and nodes have a somewhat steep learning curve. I started with the ‘Random Painter’ filter with lets you filter an image with an endless variety of brushes. The above pictures were made during my attempts to understand the FreeHand painting panel better. I will say that since I upgraded my computer’s internal memory the program runs MUCH more smoothly.