Photoshop is getting a little easier. It helped to sit my 12-year-old daughter Clara down in front of it.
“What does this tool do?”
“Uh, I don’t know.”
“Why not? Oh, that’s cool. How about this tool? What does that do?”
“Um, never tried that either.”
“How come? Oh, awesome, check this out…”
It was kind of embarrassing. I had really intended to show her some cool stuff but she ended up instructing me! Just through sheer curiosity, Clara managed to introduce me to the burn tool, sponge tool and several other cool Photoshop toys.
I had already nearly finished this digital wolf illustration based on a watercolor painting from a couple years ago, so the new tools only got a mini workout here, but I’m definitely looking forward to trying them out more thoroughly next time!
Love the illustration. And isn’t that how it goes with kids? Whenever I can’t do something on my smartphone, I hand it off to my son and he figures it out in moments.