Senrid is available for pre-ordering! Senrid is a YA fantasy story written by the amazing author, Sherwood Smith (aka sartorias ). If you've read Crown Duel or Inda, Senrid is set in the same world, Sartorias-deles. (And if you haven't read either of those two books, they're also great!) It's a fun and exciting book, which I know because I've read one of the drafts when it was posted on athanarel. And if you buy it, you'll also be supporting a new press. Oh, and a warning: it's a hard-back, so it's not cheap. I know I won't be able to buy it for awhile yet, since I'm on a college student's budget. If you can afford it at all, I think Senrid is definitely worth the money. However, if you just can't spend $25 on a great book, then convince your library to get it, and you can read it anyway!
On the same note, Inda's sequel, The Fox comes out in August! I'm even more excited about that one, because it's one I haven't read yet!
Ok, first, I recommend that you take the tutorial that comes with the program, as it helps a lot. Also read as much of the "Help" stuff as you can (most importantly “An overview on key concepts”, which you can get to from the main help screen by clicking “How to…” then “Get Started with PhotoPlus”).
However, the help isn’t going to teach you specific techniques. For example, it’ll teach you how to do all the individual steps you need to do to make a blend, but it won’t teach you how to put those steps together to actually blend. So this is where experimentation comes in, as well as finding tutorials.
In the following tutorial, I’m going to teach you how to do a simple blend. It’s really detailed, so hopefully it makes sense!
In no particular order...
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Anyway, I use Serif's PhotoPlus 6.0, a free program that can be downloaded here. It's not as nice as Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro, but it costs a whole lot less. I'm still learning to use it, so none of the stuff I post here is going to be that great. But hey, practice makes perfect, right?
Oh, and in case someone actually does read this, and for some reason wants to use anything I've posted here, please credit. And don't use anything I've said I've made for someone else without asking.
That's all for now!