Stories your parents told you…
Remember that classic story that you parents told you everytime you complained, asked for something or misbehaved? Mine was always the “classic” myth about having to go to school everyday in the blizzard with a foot of snow, walking uphill both ways.
I was thinking about this recently while prepping for a Design session I presented at Training Magazine’s 2009 Conference. I came with the following stories that I will start to share with my little one:
Creating a Drop Shadow for Text
When I started using Photoshop, we had to buy a special Wow book in order to follow 3 pages of steps which involved, creating your text, selecting the text with the magic wand, inverse selection, creating an alpha channel, dropping the selection, reselecting the alpha channel, offset, applying the treatment and then the client would ask you to tweak it. I didn’t have access to the book while writing this so it may be a little off but I think the longer the better for the story.
Today, you are lucky, in just about every program, you can just select a piece of text and click shadow.
I didn’t get my first cellphone until I was in my mid-20’s. They didn’t really exist prior and it was expensive but I had to have it. Today all the kids have one.
When we were growing up there was no web.
We had to use a single button mouse to work with our computer, at least if you were a mac user during the first 15 years.
Lastly, the iPhone, the ultimate interface for interacting with content. More about this in a future post.