Sunday, 25 March 2012

Reasons you know you're addicted to Photoshop:

  1.  You know what CMYK stands for
  2. You analyze ads in magazines to figure out "how they did it"
  3. You know at least two three-key-or-more commands (Cmd+Option+Shift+Click)
  4. 'Vector' has become a part of your every-day vocabulary
  5. You can accurately explain smart objects to a non-photoshop user in under one minute
  6. You spot mistakes in professional prints and wonder how the hell those beginner could get the job.
  7. You're subscribed to at least 5 photoshop tutorial websites
  8. You find yourself holding down the space bar and dragging when you're surfing the web
  9. You even know what HSB and LAB stand for
  10. You look out at the sea and think "I wonder who used ocean ripple?"
  11. You can recognize and name a font in a magazine in a second
  12. You've cried while using the pen tool
  13. You know how to create paths from selections from alpha channels from masks from paths and v.v. - everything with just a single mouse click.
  14. Your filter menu contains more than 10 additional entries with commercial filters.
  15. If you didn't know, you just looked up the hot key for "show guides"
  16. You do not just know the Lab-mode - you USE it!
  17. You get angry that lined paper doesn't have rulers on the top and side
  18. You know the hot key for ?show guides?
  19. You have ever tried to match the hex codes for real life objects
  20. You have ever woken up in the middle of the night and started recreating the dream you just had in Photoshop
  21. You've spent over $1000 on a bigger monitor so you can "see the whole canvas"
  22. You can name three developers of Photoshop
  23. There's a custom PS skin installed to make your workspace "cooler"
  24. You see the world with one eye and stock images with the other.
  25. When asked what the primary colors are, answer "RGB"
  26. You get the urge to 'fix' poor quality images.
  27. You start teaching your significant other to use this "evil" program and in the space of one afternoon convince them it's at least only quasi-evil in the face of PSP.
  28. You ramble about a breakthrough in the piece you're doing to people who have no idea in hell what you're talking about
  29. You ponder the meaning of existence without layers.
  30. You never leave the house without a digicam and notepad.
  31. You drop something and your brain tells you automatically "Ctrl-Z! Ctrl-Z!". When you realize it won't work, your brain tells you "Ctrl-Alt-Z! Ctrl-Alt-Z!"
  32. You're getting dressed for something important and you look in the mirror and realize you would look so much better if you could just tweak the levels a little and apply a slight gaussian blur.
  33. You stop on the street to rant about cheesey effects that should not be on professional posters.
  34. You scream out fonts as they appear on TV.
  35. You have dreams in "glowing edges" 

If you have any whacky one-liner about your addiction towards Photoshop, then do share it over here. If I like it, I will mention in this blog and even give credit to you:)

Enjoy.
Artzz Luv

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