Well, it has been a few weeks in planning, and a few days in working, but finally got another YouTube video tutorial created and uploaded!
[NOTE: Video best viewed enlarged]
To bring this video to you this lovely evening, I finally got some decent software on my computer for screen capturing. The free programs kinda stink (sorry, but true), but you can always rely on Adobe for good software. Adobe Captivate created this nifty vid...CS4, which even let me publish the finished video to AVI format (which is one of the formats YouTube actually accepts, so that was necessary).
I hope you all love the video, and appreciate the headache I got trying to get everything in place for it! ;) The written tutorial for this is coming soon (hopefully very soon, but I make no promises).
I know, I know, it has been forever since I added a new tutorial to the site. I am honestly ashamed. I completely blame it on moving though, which has been good for me, but bad for website release scheduling.
Anyway, I hope you all forgive me for the recent inactivity and I hope you enjoy this new tutorial on how to Draw a Frog.
P.S. View just the finished (non-moving) frog by clicking the thumbnail below.
In an effort to help demonstrate how to use the Pen Tool in Adobe Photoshop, and particularly how to use this tool to select images, I have written a (so far) 3 page comprehensive guide and made my second ever YouTube video!
The last few days I've gotten a wild hair up my......er......I've gotten the urge to re-hash a few things. If you are super observant (or a follower of my Twitter account) you'll already have seen the changes in the headers on the site. Not a lot of differences. The bar at the bottom has more depth to it, the font and floral swirls are now beveled, and the logo has been moved to a more prominant frontal location.
I've also remade my "Back to Top" buttons. They're now a completely original Anika creation; rather than simply being graphics I'm using from FlamingText.com.
Finally, I've redone my Twitter button a bit. I created the original art button about three months ago. I had always intended to pull it back up and clean it up a bit, but didn't get around to it until now. The original button was more of a sticker in appearance and the shading on my Twitter bird was somewhat rough. I've gone back in and smoothed out the shading and created a new background to the bird.
As you can see, the new background is an actual button...as in a pin-type button. Few reasons I decided on that. 1) I wanted to see if I could figure out how to make it, 2) I wanted the button more three-dimentional-ish, 3) I wanted the colors to match this site more, and 4) I collect button pins and just wanted include one somewhere.
Unfortunately, I've got nothing else at the moment. Trying to think of something special to get up for Halloween. Suggestions are always welcome on that front. Just click the pretty comment link below (right above the shiny new Back to Top button) and give me some ideas!
P.S. I'm not promising to actually DO any of these ideas....but if I really like them, then I just might. :Þ
P.P.S. If you look at my Back to Top button on any page in the site (outside of this blog) you'll see that I made it go pressy when you hover the mouse over it. Ooohh. Ahhh. ;-)