Friday, March 30, 2012
I love my graphic design class! Although I'll probably not be pursuing advertising art as a career anytime soon, it's really enjoyable creating things that remind me so much of my past life as an advertising illustrator & designer back in the '70s and early '80s, BTD. (Before Toy Design).
Today's assignment was to design a 5" x 5" ad, and there were some very specific PS techniques I needed to have: a smart object (which is the title- I created it in Illustrator and imported it in as a smart object), vector artwork (which is the steam), and I also needed to create a selection from a path (which is how I did the extraction on the soup bowl). Sorry it you aren't a Photoshop guru, and don't know what the heck I'm talking about. Trust me, this stuff is playtime for me!
'Bruce's Bistro' is kind of an inside joke... my husband Bruce is a fabulous cook. When I went back to work in '09, he took over cooking duties, and really hasn't been able to lose his cooking crown, even though I'm no longer working outside the home. I often tease him about how he should open up his own healthy restaurant and call it "Bruce's Bistro". Every meal is a work of art, a thing of beauty, and a gourmet delight. He can make an ordinary vegetable sautee taste like heaven, and he can also make any dish beautiful with garnishes, and colorful touches.
So, sorry, you can't make a reservation at Bruce's Bistro, but if you're in the neighborhood, stop by. I'm sure Bruce can rustle up something amazing for you!