Thursday, December 20, 2007

A Little About Me

I went to school for computers and when I say that I mean fixing and networking. But I gravitated more towards the programming and graphics/software side of it. This was almost ten years ago.

Now where I work, when I initially got hired that was what I was hired for. However when they started downsizing and shuffling departments around they decided that in order not to lose me that I would better serve the company in Marketing. So I now work in Business Development but don't let that fool you I still do IT work because there's only one person in IT now and when he needs help who does he call? No, not Ghostbusters...ME! I'm also the one that also does all the graphic work and web design.

To give you a small idea of what I have done the most recent one I have done for my company is http://www.sameconference2007.com/. I'm about to redo our company's however that's a little way off.

Now that I've given you a little back story I can tell you the real reason for our post today. I LOVE PLAYING IN PHOTOSHOP!!! So, whenever the opportunity arises I jump at it. That may even mean someone hasn't asked me to help them gets help, I know I'm sad...it's a weakness.


For example, when at work when they wanted me to take people out of a picture of a courthouse. I whined and moaned about how they were crazy while inside I was jumping up & down at the challenge. Now, you can't even tell people were even there.


So, this week you can guess what I've been playing with, WHAT you can't? I was playing in Photoshop silly. I made banners for people. Like I made this one for bee-yoo-tee-full & talented seester, Abra, today, she's a photographer...besides being just an all around artist. Then the other day I made one for Lauren Meader, who I'm sure quite a few of you know how talented she is. Then the quite a few days ago I made one for my SBS2 siesta Catherine when I was helping her get her banner/blogspot situation straightened out.

Hey at least it has helped me not be quite as bored at work this week. And yes, I'll stop rambling now.

17 comments:

Tina said...

Happy Christmas and a happy New Year, siesta!

Abra said...

WOW! Good job baby doll. You are WAY better at Photoshop then I could ever be.

Lori said...

Wow--that's a talent! I'm working on my masters degree in instructional technology and just starting to dabble in Photoshop. Hopefully one day I'll be able to do something like that . . .

Maria said...

Hi Sara,

It's great that your job is also your passion! It's the best thing ever. My husband also works for the IT industry and computers/networking/programming is his passion. He does it on his off-work time.

Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas!

Your blog sister,
Maria

The Lucky Clucker said...

Hey-you are one busy lady - lady!have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Crissy said...

Great job on the picture! Have a Merry Christmas!

Crissy
SBS2

Betsy said...

your so generous to share your expertise with those other banners. I like to play in photoshop too but I have a LONG way to go...
Merry Christmas!
SBS2

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from one of your blog sistas!

Marilyn said...

Wow - you are so talented - I've tried to play with Photoshop and have given up - maybe someday you can offer a crash course to your SBS sistas!! :) Hope you have a very Happy New Year!!

Melissa M. M. M. said...

YOU rock! I wish I had that kind of techno-knack. Photoshop gives me the heebie jeebies , lol. I find I can just struggle through Microsoft office picture manager, hahahaha :0) Mel

P.S. Hope your New Year is full of wonderfulness!

Colleen said...

WOW! Sara...this is amazing! I may have to call on your creative services when I am ready to switch my blog to a new provider.

Ruth Newman said...

Hey Sara!!

Happy New Year!

Your sister,
Ruth

Cathrine StClair said...

Oh Yea! Oh Yea! I just got photoshop elements 6 - have not even tried to start using it yet. Can I ask you if I get stuck (LOL!)? I don't see myself taking people out of pictures though....

KAT Paper Crafts said...

HI!! Best wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year!!

-Karyn

jenn* said...

you're very talented! and i'm guessing smart... something most of us only WISH we could be! =)
hope you had great holidays!
sbs2 sis,
jenn*

mommy magallanes said...

Nice job photoshopping those people out! I love working in Photoshop. I do a little graphic design work for the books that we publish. Love the headers that you made.

Alex said...

Hi, ooooh thats so cool, I wish I was a bit more Photoshop happy, lol, I spent nearly the whole of last night trying to get a watermark set up, lol, I ended up downloading the free trial of PSE 6 just to try and sort it out, I have PSE 3 at the moment, and it would not work, lol, I think i have the watermark sussed now just need to try and work out how to create my own banner (ha!!!) my friend Dana created my current one for me, bless her - Hugs from the UK xxxx SBS2 sister