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Kistaro Windrider, Reptillian Situation Assessor

Unfortunately, I Really Am That Nerdy

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Flagrant Incompetence
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So for my Intro to Theatric Production class, we're going to work in groups of three to design a Shakespeare play for the final project. My group (to which I was randomly assigned since I never got a chance to plan one out) is doing The Taming of the Shrew. I've got a copy of all of Shakespeare's plays on my various EBook devices, so I'm reading and taking notes there. The entire conept is a creative project, and part of the design involves drawing.

It has been determined that I am the best aritst in the group and will be doing most of that. (This decision was partially driven by my Tablet PC and scanner.)

I am very glad I am taking this class pass/fail.

TODO: install Photoshop demo
TODO: install GIMP
TODO: decide if it's worth the cost of Photoshop vs. GIMP or even ArtRage 2 (which I have bought)

The interesting part is that I don't seem to be quite as terrible as I remember. When bored in Psychology class, I've been sketching the classroom. Relative to zyleeth or frameacloud or haikujaguar or layra or teadragon or any of the N+1 other aetists i know it completely sucks, but for me it's fairly good. I'll post it when I finish.

Actually, I have a backlog of photos, notes on Fiddler On The Roof, and an essay to post, I just haven't gotten around to it yet..

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So, any verdict between The GIMP & Photoshop?

Not one useful in general- I got Photoshop (actually, all of Adobe Creative Suite since it was only $100 more at academic prices) after discovering that the Gimp doesn't work with my Tablet PC in Portrait mode, the more comfortable way to hold it. The tablet's frame of reference rotates, but the Gimp's doesn't. The upshot to this is that attempting to draw with my tablet pen results in it usually missing the window entirely, and when it does hit it, everything's going at ninety degrees from where I'm drawing... The mouse cursor shows up perfectly, but the location the GIMP thinks I hit doesn't.

Photoshop doesn't have this problem, so it's my preference.

The amusing part is that it turns out to be a good thing I got the entire Adobe Creative Suite, since Illustrator is better suited to this task than Photoshop.

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