As always, better late than never. Here’s a complimentary wallpaper featuring a space for your favorite image to be inserted (.PNG file). The wallpaper was designed by my sister and graphic designer, Anna Hatcher. Should you be interested in any design services (includes logo design, web design, blog design, etc), she may be reached through her website or blog.
The wallpaper is designed as a 1024×768 wallpaper which is optimized to fit standard, not widescreen, monitors.
With the purchase of my ultra cool Wacom Intuos 3 6×8 Tablet, I received 3 free subscriptions to Photoshop User magazine. I was quite thrilled about this little perk but didn’t realize it was an online subscription rather than a real magazine. This … I’m not so crazy about. I hate reading things online because I spend all day on the computer already. But hey, it’s free so what can I say.
First, I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Wacom tablet. My sister introduced me to them because they are indispensable to a graphic designer. Secondly, a photog friend of mine had just bought one and was raving about it with the type of work we do too. I must admit – the pen is such a blessing when it comes to editing photos. I can’t even use a mouse anymore to do some of the edits because the pen is THAT much easier. Plus, I have customized the buttons for shortcuts that makes editing faster too. Love it! Plus I got the 6″x8″ refurbished (with full warranty) for basically what the 4″x6″ one cost. Score! I got mine through email specials with Adorama but Digital Graphics Resource is another excellent place to look for these on sale.
As for the magazine, the digital subscription is through Zinio. They have free samples of other magazines that you can download to your computer too. You just download their interface software and the issues you’ve received/purchased. You have the option to print as well. Pretty cool!
I guess I’m on a roll with entering into photo challenges/contests. I decided to post for the first time in Photography Schoolhouse’s weekly photo challenge. The topic was “Kindred Spirits”. I chose this shot from one of the first photo session I ever had.