estrich's deepest secret
this is what happens when i try to use photoshop:
I've been taking lessons in pshop off my girlfriend, but I use it so rarely that every time I try it's like starting over again. And the result is what you see above, even worse than my first attempt.
Although it still amuses me...
What I really need to learn is web graphics. I want to turn this pos page into something halfway respectable-looking, and I have neither the money nor the humility to pay someone else to do it. I want to learn how to do it myself, but so far the major obstacle has been learning how; not a lack of desire on my part, but a lack of websites willing to teach me for less than it would cost for me to simply pay them to do it themselves. Or, for that matter, for free. Somewhere out there, some geek has a tutorial that will teach me how to do all this nonsense; unfortunatly, it's rather well hidden.
Maybe I'll buy a "For Dummies" book. From my experience, that would take me about as far as creating a hyperlink in IE 3.0. "Click on the 'e' on your desktop. this opens a 'webpage'. it displays information on the internet
." Yee ha.
The next step is writing bloggers that I know write their own pages and harrasing them to see if any of them know a webpage or even a book that will help me, but I'm trying to avoid making enemies by pestering people for as long as possible. Begging for help simply because I'm an idiot never seems to come across too well for some reason, but it may come down to that.
Until then, enjoy the shitty photoshops, lousy design, and oh-so-witty commentary that we both have become accostumed to.