Monday, April 26, 2010

Learning to Fly.



I have been working on some twinchies and making magnets out of them using interchangeable body parts. Too much fun! Makes me feel like a kid again! Remember those flip books as a kid? It's fun making smaller bodies, larger arms, etc. Sort of like having your own ring of circus freaks.




Besides having fun, I have learned something new and that is how to change the resolution on photos. I consider myself very inadequate at times with the computer when I have to read to figure it out, as I am a show me person. While this may be easy for some, I found it a big accomplishment! Sometimes we just need to sprout wings and fly!

UPDATE: Here's how I changed resolutions. Note that I have a mac computer, but you may find some of the same things simular with a pc. Find your photo program to do your resolutions in. Mine happens to be photoshop elements 3. I opened up my photo in photoshop and at the top of the bar it says image. It gives you an option to resize. click on image size. It will show you your photo in pixel dimensions and on the right you can also have the option to change in percentages. It's a bit of trial and error to find what you need, but if you change the height, you will automatically get what will be proportionate in width. Some times you need to change resolutions 300 X 600 or something like that. I actually ended up using the percentages for change but it basically does the same thing. One of my postings accepted a very small image so I put in 25% and it was perfect for it. Anyway when you are done, you just have to SAVE AS and I saved it to my desk top or you can save in your photos program. That's all there is to it! Good grief and no one would tell me how to do this from people that knew how to do it!

7 comments:

morningDove said...

omg these are too funny and very creative. love the circus ring leader and his cuffs. very "zet". my favorite colors to look at are black/white in borders. just so inspiring. and i too am like you on reading and handson; so you learned how to change resolution.
please post how-to's on your blog.

PeggyR said...

Oh those are very cool! Not sure which one I like the best. I love seeing what you come up with! Have you had enough of the rain yet?

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Oh Wanda, these are great! Your humor is always reflected in your art. :)
Love the Ring Master! His high boots and cuffs really make him stand out! LOL

Hugs

Pam said...

These are too cute. I love the interesting characters you have been able to make from the inchies.

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Thanks gals, I shall add on to this post on the resolutions for you Dove!

Edzellinni said...

love love love your twinchie people! Makes me want to do some too. I have some cool exquisite corpese drawings that I did with my daughter that I made into stuffed dolls (somewhere on my blog) but they would be great done as interchangable pieces. You are tooooo clever.

Patty Skypants said...

You know I wonder all the time why people who know how to do things are so reluctant to tell anyone else. I share everything; unfortunately, for me "everything" ain't much! But now I know THIS! Thank you, Lovee! xxoo Patty