Friday, November 6, 2009

Friday Star Spotlight

On Fridays we will feature special projects, photography and ideas contributed by talented seniors along with information about the Internet.


Flying High in the Sky!

Arthur Koelster said, "Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual." I believe that to be true, especially where learning computer software is concerned. For years I have watched my students start, many times with very little computer knowledge, learn the technical skill, and go on to learn and create exceptional things on their own.

And it helps to have a good sense of humor as well! I just recently taught a Special Effects class, and it was such a delight for me to watch one unique image after another appear on the screen.

Today's images feature moving about in the sky. The first one is by Karen Barnett. New to Photoshop this year, Karen has made great strides and can create some very cool images as you can see below. "Cloud Climber" was created using four layers...the background, the rapelling rope, the ladder and the climber.




The next three images were done by Bob Barretto whose creativity, Photoshop skills and artistic ability come together to create truly impressive work. We have all seen and heard a lot about balloons lately. Here we have a canine friend gazing wistfully at an enormous Alpo balloon.



And here we have a Stork balloon delivering its bundle to a castle home.



This road sign was already created. Bob added the biker and pump to give it a very different look!




Our minds are filled with so many of life's experiences, and once we get to know how to use a computer we fill the screen with unique, often powerful images.

I love the quote by Franklin Roosevelt, who said, "Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort."

1 comment:

Sage said...

Love your pictures and articles; very interesting.
Sage