Type of graphics software user: Hobbyist
Experience with graphics software: I've been working with graphics for 14 months.
Operating System: Macintosh
About the image: This is my dog, Daisy, holding a daisy in her mouth, with sand dunes in the background. I used a combination of Photoshop Elements 4 and Corel Painter Essentials 2. PSE4 to combine all the images, enhance them, and change the blending modes. Then switched to CPE and used the Van Gogh Clone brush on the whole picture, touched up the flower & Daisy's eyes with the pencil brush. Back again to PSE4 and used the spatter frame from Effects.
What graphics software do you use on a regular basis?
I use Photoshop Elements 4 on a regular basis, and I've recently started learning Corel Painter Essentials 2.
What was the first graphics program you learned?
Photoshop Elements 3
What is your all-time favorite graphics program and why?
My favorite graphics program is Photoshop Elements because it was the only graphics program I had until I recently bought a Wacom tablet and it came with Corel Painter Essentials 2.
How do you use graphics software in your day-to-day activities?
I'm retired and spend a lot of time on my computer making graphics, web pages and taking Online classes.
About the author:
I worked for 33 years at an aerospace company, first as a secretary and then as an engineering data analyst mostly working with data bases and word processing for software engineers.