Dianne Rigdon , graphic artist at Scrapbook Graphics has been an inspiration to us all. We send out a big thank you to her as she shares a few last details of herself and one last awesome freebie! Enjoy!
What is your favorite piece of technology (ie. Your camera, your computer, your scanner?) and why?
“Actually, it’s my pda phone. I saw the most adorable painting while out and about today, and I just snapped a shot of it for later inspiration (for my son’s room décor : ) ). I have Outlook and keep my work and school schedule in it, adding appointments and deadlines and I synchronize my phone so I always know if I am coming or going – so long as I can find my phone! : )”
Please share a favorite digital technique that you love to use.
“Well this is hard – I almost think in Photoshop now, so when I scrap or design, I am not thinking “technique” or “CTRL-Z” but thinking “how do I make it beautiful?”. One technique/tip for designing that comes to mind is erasing. Yes that’s right. Erasing. I like to add texture using brushes and the way I control it and sculpt it is by applying the brush work liberally and then I grab a fancy distressed brush and erase what feels like “too much”. A scrapping technique that I use the most is painting my own shadows. I use a really soft brush, add a layer beneath an element that needs shadows and brush in the shadows and erase what is too much for a much more realistic effect.”