Welcome to EarlK Design!
The EarlK Design blog consists mainly of entries that show how to do things using Adobe Photoshop that I hope you will find helpful and give your creative mind more tools to work with.
I use Adobe Photoshop CS6, and sometimes Adobe Illustrator CS5, Lightroom 5, and Corel Painter X. However, I believe that much of what I show can be done using Photoshop Elements.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Back in March 2009, Jessica Sprague asked me to write some articles for her scrapbook web site. I felt very honored and this started the Thursdays with Earl series of articles at her site. There were a total of eight Thursdays with Earl, Episodes 1-8. They dealt with a variety of topics. You can see them at Jessica's site at www.jessicasprague.com. An easy way to get to the Thursdays with Earl episodes is to scroll down Jessica's Home page until you get to the Search box on the right hand side of the screen and enter Thursdays with Earl. All eight episodes will show and you can go to them and there you can download the .pdf file containing the episode. Unfortunately, the direct links to the Episodes at JessicaSprague.com that I had posted here are no longer working. She must have moved them. But, you can still go there and search as I mentioned above.
Here are the titles of the Episodes:
Episode 1: A Flutter Book from a Single Sheet of Paper
Episode 2: A Few Fluttering Thoughts
Episode 3: Framing an Image
Episode 4: Vignettes (Soft fade effect)
Episode 5: Gradient Backgrounds (Getting to Know Your Gradient Tool, Part 1)
Episode 6: Vignettes (Dark Corners)
Episode 7: Celtic Knots and Others
Episode 8: Repeating Object Shapes
I hope that you have fun with these.
NOW, A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME.
My name is Earl. The above photo was taken by the Photo Booth camera on my iMac.
It is just the way it was taken with no modifications whatsoever. So this is really
me! If you were to meet me on the street, you would know me right away. I
would be in my L L Bean 100% cotton shirt and my glass case would be in my pocket.
I would be in L L Bean 100% cotton chinos. This is what you see and
this is what you get. I am a retired meteorologist. I spent 20 years in the U.S. Air
Force as a meteorologist and then 23 years with NASA as a research meteorologist. I
have taught many different topics over the years. I taught math for the University of
Maryland for their Adult Education courses. I taught calligraphy and related
topics for about 20 years for Adult Education. I do photography, paper
marbling, book binding, paper embossing, quilting, and a few other things, too.
My latest is digital scrapbooking, and I learned most of it mainly with Jessica.
Posted by EarlK at 10:43 AM