As all of you know, I have been teaching computer graphics online for a LONG time. And I am pretty good at explaining stuff that seems complicated.
But there is one thing that remains unteachable for the most part, no matter how hard I try.
That thing is resizing photos. I have taught myself blue in the face and still, most folks just glaze right over when the subject comes up – or God forbid, the need arises.
I was reminded of this again the other day when a nice customer at the gallery offered to send me some pictures of a rusted raven he bought from us – now nicely ensconced in his garden. He said he would just send them all since he hadn’t really edited them yet.
OMG. I got almost a gigabyte worth of email with HUGE photos that took forever to download, and when they did, I had to scroll to see them – on my 24″ display!
So the irony is that we now have more photos than at any time in history, and yet we don’t use them or print them much because we can’t figure out resizing.
I also teach art journaling, as you know, and when we had the Santa Fe Retreat last September, I knew that people were going to want to take pictures of Santa Fe – AND they were going to want to put them in their journals. AND they all had iPads.
So I wrote a book about it – and gave it to them – and they loved it – and NOBODY had a problem about their photos being the right size to fit on their journal pages – regardless of what space they had to occupy. And nobody wasted any photo paper because we could print a bunch of photos of varied sizes on one page.
And nobody had to even think about pixels or resolution or anything else like that. They just arranged their photos to fit their pages layouts. And it was fun and intuitive and creative and artistic. All of that – really.
So, I updated the book and added some helpful templates – for cards and things as well as journal pages, and I have published it just in time for the busiest PHOTO season of the year.
And some of you might get iPads for Christmas if you haven’t got one already.
But for sure all of you are going to greatly increase the number of photos you don’t know what to do with during this holiday season, so you NEED this book.
You don’t need any background or to have taken the iPad Studio Workshop. This book stands alone.
If, however, you don’t know squat about photos and images on the iPad – like where they are kept and how to move them around and stuff like that, you might also want my iPad Studio Workbook 1 – which covers all that stuff. Therefore, I am offering a bundle of the two which will save you $5. It’s in the Shopping Cart.
SO, here is the link to this revolutionary Workbook. You will never have to worry about pixels again!
What else is new . . .
Tis the season to be SO busy. I’ve been making art glass, buying a new car (had to), and planning the big gallery move.
I have things to share but it will have to be next time because the timer just ding-a-linged to tell me my famous baked potatoes are done and there are people around here who cannot wait!
Here’s that recipe in the Wisdom Woman Archives . . .