Learning New Skills

I love learning new skills. I love how I can be more independent and not feel like I have to rely on others to do something¬† I really want to learn how to do myself. Now, don’t get me wrong. I know when it’s time for me to call in a professional. But…learning something as useful as designing promotional items is a skill that will save me lots of money in the end.

That’s what I just spent two weeks doing. Learning a new design program. I currently use Photoshop CS6 and I am completely self-taught. This is not an easy program to be fumbling with by yourself, let me tell you. Lots of YouTube videos and web searches have been performed. But I’ve been pretty proud of the results.

So, what’s this new design program? GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program). It’s FREE! Yep!! It’s an open source program based on Photoshop. I will admit that at times I found it a bit frustrating because it’s not as advanced, but for a totally free design platform it rocks!

Check out what I made:

PA DePaul Workshop Giftcard

Cool right????

Just wanted to share my new experience!


P.A. DePaul

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