Friday, November 9, 2012

"Old-Fashioned Communication" 999th Post - Corel -Plus

Old-Fashioned Communication

999th POST to gatzkART! Blog. Theme is "Old-Fashioned Communication." I was in Picasa 3.9 browsing my Dover Publication Clip Art folders and found this page of clip art.

I was talking to two friends the other night and the wife had gotten a new iPad and the husband got her old one. And he was recently introduced to Smartphones. How we communicate now is really not a new subject, but I pondered over it looking at this grouping of clip art.

Telegrams (hand delivered,) Telephones (the wired stationary kind,) Broadcasting (the radio kind,) Newspapers (real paper and ink,) Letter Writing (a lost art.) These are a few of the old fashioned ways of communication pictured.

I took another page of Dover Clip Art, it was an Art Nouveau piece and opened with Corel Painter Photo Essentials 4 and auto painted a watercolor background. I opened the clip art of communication in Corel PhotoPaint and painted out the numbers under each little piece of art with white. I copied and pasted New from Clipboard the watercolor background.

At that point I merged the two using the property Multiply for transparency. I saved that iteration and opened with Corel PSP Pro X3 to resize, sign and place a back border on it. I finished those steps and saved it again.

In today's fast paced society did we lose something in the transition from the older ways, part of the personal touch? Or have we really created BETTER communications? How personal is your communication today? Hopefully full of creativity and thoughtfulness that I know still exists.

Watch for our 1,000th post and join our Contest for a Free CD of my original music, artwork and notes. Google+ users will have a chance, and you regular readers can COMMENT on the 1,000th post, your name goes into the hat, one gets picked and the WINNER gets to hand select eight songs from my 35 plus songs. The songs are found at the Acoustic Guitar Community link. I will add a BONUS track and get the mailing address from the winner and ship the CD free to the WINNER. (USA Only, Sorry!)

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