October 15, 2012
A couple of days ago I bumped into a friend, whom I had not seen for a while. He apologized for having been out of touch . He then went on to explain that, no big deal, but he had gone to the doctor for a check up and the doctor freaked out and immediately ordered life-saving surgery. As I didn’t know he was laid up , I had missed my chance to send him a Get Well card. so I’d decided to send him a Got Well card.
My friend didn’t know it, but I have been out of touch too,, but for much less dramatic reasons. I blame my utter distraction on our new puppy….and my determination to finally learn Adobe Illustrator. I bought the program and the book, and, as well as looking at tutorials on You Tube, I have been working through the book, page by page. I am on page 125 out of 446 pages. A big part of the reason I want to learn the program is so that it will be easier to create the tutorial pages I make for this blog. Up until now I have been doing them with only a scanner in Microsoft Word on an old XP computer.
Since I would be making a Got Well card I decided I wanted a Well on the inside of the card. I am not a great pop-up engineer, but I can follow directions. I depend on my library of pop-up books when I want to do something different. I found just what I wanted in Paul Jackson’s Pop-up Book.
I also wanted to try out some of my new Adobe illustrator skills. Here’s what I came up with.
Once the tab is slid through, it is folded and glued down.
I should have been done with the card with those few steps. but my Well opened a bit crooked, so I cut in a couple of extra slots for my tab to weave through. This straightened things out just fine.
That’s it! Now I have to get back to learning this Adobe Illustrator program. I will be trying out the things that I am figuring out, so there might be an uneven abundance of computer generated images coming through my pipeline for now, as the only way I will learn these skills is to try them out. This is a learning curve that I am so ready for.