Experiencing Technical Difficulties

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It's been a tough morning around here!  Plans to get things done quickly and get outside and enjoy this beautiful day have gone horribly awry … 🙁  

The technical difficulties I'm experiencing have more to do with user error (or lack of knowledge) than real technical glitches.  The problem is I want to go and do stuff on the Mac that was a piece of cake on the Windows computer — like adjusting the print settings in the print menu of a Photoshop document — on the Mac I just haven't found a way to do that, and my colors are all off.  I find myself going back to Windows to print stuff because of that.  I think I'm going to keep both computers (since they're both brand new), and get them networked and use them both as needed.

I also have a serious learning curve with Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium.  There is no way to easily make a contact sheet in Photoshop CS4.  Also, when I save copies of photos and alter them I don't know where they're being saved to — they are not in iphoto.  There is also a new program called "Bridge" that manages all of your documents in the Creative Suite, and they're all in one place for ease of use.  I have no idea how to use Bridge — so I guess I'm going to be looking for some tutorials. 

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I've also set up my Wacom Tablet to use on the Mac.  The tablet is good to use for writing on photos 😉 or for doing fine editing photo work in Photoshop, for hand drawing, the possibilities are endless.  So, I'm going to be using that a lot more as well.

I hope to start making the pages for my December Daily Album.  That way, when December comes, all I need to do is take the photo or complete the journaling and I have a finished page.  You can check out my December Daily for 2008 here.

I also have a photo assignment I need to shoot (color film — artificial light in combination with the sky at twilight), and also have a History of Photography test on Monday.  It's going to be a busy weekend…

Now, I'm off to walk Zachary and enjoy this beautiful day!

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And I'm also going to finish up "Documenting a Week In My Life," tomorrow.

 

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