Monday, December 29, 2014

A new blog ... a new beginning

As 2014 draws to a close and 2015 looms on the horizon, thoughts spring anew in the minds of men - New Year Resolutions.

I always view them as vague, half-fulfilled promises of wanting to do something to make one's life, or the lives of those around you, better. They always start out the same, pregnant with promise, then peter out soon after the year has begun, to grind to an inglorious halt.

Such might be the destiny of this blog. Oh this child has long been in gestation! Spurred by the urgings of colleagues and students to "do something so we can learn more!", I have finally "shaken off this mortal coil" so to speak and put impetus where inertia once was.

What this blog will be, then, is a place to find odd Photoshop-related tricks. Not the showy, one-trick ponies that seem to proliferate on the Photoshop sites which litter the Internet, but real techniques that hopefully my visitors will take away and use.

What this blog will not be is a half-baked effort of some wannabe impresario, maundering on of her digital exploits and indefinite assurances of tutorials. Only when one reaches the torturous end to realize it has been a massive chunk of codswallop and flatulence.

Of course this blog will be buffeted by the winds of blogging - days of frenetic posting following by long periods of torpid inactivity. What I will strive to do is to continue with it as long as I am able.

Happy Photoshopping!