Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Difference A Door Makes

When I bought Corel Paint Shop Photo Pro X3 I did not expect to be getting the kinds of graphic design results that I have gotten recently.  For example, a set of simple photos of my front door.  The photos were not meant to be good or of any particular view of the door.  I was simply sitting beside the door while waiting on the animals to come to the birdseed bait on the front porch when I decided to find out what various snapshots of my door would look like if I made a kaleidoscope or other designs from them.  This is how it went.

As you can see, they were not spectacular photos by any means.  Now here you can see what those photos became after only a few minutes time with PSPhotoProX3.

Even this final photo of the door which originally looked very dull, now sparkles with character.  

This is the interesting thing here with this program.  Taking some of the most ordinarily bad photos intentionally so that they can be made into graphic designs is becoming more fun than I ever imagined.  The next time you buy some spiral notebooks with graphic designs on the covers, or gift wrap for that next birthday, wedding, anniversary, or even the dinnerware on your table, don't be surprised if you find out that I was the designer.

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