It has been way to long timesince I last updated this site so I thought I would get back to it. I recently purchased a copy of Adobe Creative Suite 3 Web Edition and have been playing with some new tools. I have discovered Photoshop has changed dramatically since I last used it three or four years ago. Luckily I have been using Fireworks, Flash and Dreamweaver for about ten years so the learning curve for Photoshop was fairly low.
Illustrator has been a completely different challenge. I have used it many times in the past to design backgrounds and print layouts. However, since I am not an artist I have never tried to draw much. Well, last night I decided to try and draw a simple cartoon dog face. As you can see, after two and half hours I still have a lot of work ahead of me.
I am using Adobe's Contribute CS3 to create and edit this blog entry. It is extremely simple to use and works great with Google's BlogSpot. If you have a Blogger account all you have to do is enter your username and password. No further setup is required and editing a blog or a even a website is as simple as using a word processor.
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