Yesterday I saw this manipulated photograph of a butterfly. A well photographed butterfly by Camellia. The butterfly itself is a nice and modest and not such a colorful and shiny variety. She "twirled" it until it changed into a delicate firework of color and graphic details.
Of course I wanted to do something similar. We live to learn – at least we learn to survive while we are going down. I won't write about the sad details, but I assure you I'm not beaten - yet! One day soon I will master two functions of Photoshop instead of the one "on/off-button".
I have to admit, I was longing for some success. I crawled with a bowed head and on my knees back to paint.net, the program for dummies.
Impressionists, expressionists, cubists and other "color using artists" with an "-ist" at the end of their job description would have been glad to have this program. It's way better, than developing cataracts or using drugs. After hours of spinning colors in front of my eyes I almost couldn't get up anymore - it is really the cheapest way to get dizzy and gain a more or less colorful "product". It’s not "twirled" by Photoshop, but at least it was fun. I stopped hitting buttons after I developed something like "time tunnel" and I feared to be sucked in!