Monday, March 26, 2007

p.s. again

no, i cannot use photoshop any better than that.
stop laughing at me.
i was so proud, just that i got the picture to be the right height and width and whatnot!

also, there is very little hope of my skills improving much.
john brought photoshop over, set it up on my computer, and taught me how to re-size pictures to fit on my blog.
which i sort-of forgot how to do right after he left.
the next day, i called him up and said:
i'd really like to be able to edit weird light out of people's eyes in some of my pictures, is this something that's possible?
to which he replied:
well, it's not impossible, technically. but no, i can't teach you to do that.

my first instinct was to be irritated, but then i remembered that it must be very difficult to be john: i ask him to teach me how to do stuff all the time, and if i don't understand it in the first 30 seconds of his explanation, my brain stops listening. i don't do it on's just that, in my head, his words start to sound like this: lala, something. lalalalalala. christ, he's talking a lot. dodooododooodo. damn, bill maher is going to start in 5 minutes. lala. i'm hungry. la.
then, when he's done talking, i'm just giving him this totally blank look and he probably wants to stab himself in the eardrum.
it's not his fault.
my brain does the same thing when confronted with any scenario that it doesn't immediately understand.
which explains why i've never been able to do math, but i digress.

the point is, there is little hope for me and my photoshopping skills.
so, if you were going to point out this, that, or what-have-you technical term about how i improve that picture?
i do appreciate the gesture, but you should know, in advance, that i will likely have no clue what you are talking about.
you might as well just do it for me, and then send it back to me.
(jen, i'm talking to you).


Blogger Aimeepalooza said...

Aaron and I have the la la issue with each other. Same thing happens to me with math and computer stuff too. My Dad tries to teach me and all I hear is a loud humming noise and my own thoughts. Then he gets mad and does it for me!

10:47 AM  
Blogger tiffany said...

yes, i find someone will do it for me 9 times out of 10.
which explains how i've been able to survive this long.

10:51 AM  
Blogger Jen!! said...

*sigh* Okay. Email it over.

:P No really, it's no problem. Just email me the photoshop file OR whatever files you have on it and let me know exactly what you want.

12:33 PM  
Anonymous SNAPE'S DAD said...

you should have asked me!
I took a class in school last year where the whole thing was just photoshop. it was all we used.
I was like the only person out of all my teacher's classes who got an A. Then she got fired for failing too many people or something.

Plus, I learned how to do more things on my own. because I am cool.


(and get presents.)

4:12 PM  
Blogger whimsicalnbrainpan said...


You so just described what happens to me when my bf tries to explain something about computers! I'm sure at this point he'd rather have a prostate exam than deal with a computer question from me.

5:03 PM  
Blogger CSL said...

I remmeber dating an electrical engineer (many years ago) who insisted on explaing to me how television worked even though I told him several times I had absolutely no interest in hearing about it. So I had to resort to the singing in my head thing.

6:33 PM  
Blogger Peg said...

LOL...I am also technically challenged.

And when I get something to look the way I wanted I soon discover that the seven hours it took me to achieve my masterpiece was about six hours and forty-five minutes longer than it should have!

12:54 AM  
Blogger Star8278 said...

OMG, don't feel bad. I just rec'd photoshop as a gift from a friend and had to get a book from the library on how to use it. I have yet to crack open the book and its due back on Saturday. Guess what I am doing every night after work? I am determined to at least learn how to do b&w and select color saturation.

10:03 AM  

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