Even though I’m pretty familiar with Photoshop, I have discovered in my work for this class that Photoshop is not a cure all. To create a good project, you have to have decent source material. Some of my images that I’ve worked on so far, I’m very pleased with. Others came from very, very terrible newspapers scans that honestly, I’ve worked so hard on and they still look pretty bad. I’m trying to create things that I feel will be acceptable for the project with what I have, and I really was trying to attempt works that would have some connection to my overall research work and final project.
It’s been pretty frustrating, but I find that that is something that helps me grow in terms of learning more digital tools. (And although I came in with some experience, I’ve also been pretty happy to learn some new tricks of which I previously was unaware.) I’m going to keep working on this assignment, good and bad, and hopefully I will have items that you guys and myself will find acceptable.
As a completely different side note, it is very rough to get super sick at the end of the semester in graduate school.