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Greet the Week with Gratitude 2014 - #4

Filed under: Gratitude — Kristi at 4:47 pm on Monday, January 27, 2014

My Constant Companions

Well, here we are already at the 4th Monday of 2014. Kind of hard to believe. This week I’m especially grateful for technology!

  • My Wacom tablet has been my closest friend these past six weeks as I’ve been doing TONS of vector illustration/design work in Illustrator. I’ve been creating intricate infographics that required tons of icons. Since I have no budget to purchase licenses for such things I’ve had to create them from scratch. I’ve had the tablet for several years thanks to a birthday gift from my parents, but never really ended up using it much. Now that I’ve really dug into vector work and gotten comfortable with it I suspect I’ll find it more helpful with photo editing. Shoot, I’ve even using it to surf and do general low-typing computing. It is so much more ergonomic!
  • Related to the above, I’m very grateful for those who have shared their knowledge and experience of these complex graphics programs (most especially Illustrator) on YouTube/Vimeo videos. It has been a life-saver and now I’m at the point that I’m solving my own problems more and more often and not having to look up how-tos. I’ve learned so many new things about working with vectors, which is so different from photo editing!
  • DH’s old iPad is also an indispensable tool as I make edits to 70+ page documents without access to a work printer.

What are you grateful for this week? What tech gadgets do you find integral to your day?

1 Comment »

Comment by mrspao

February 1, 2014 @ 1:57 am

I grateful for nice but cold weather so I could go for a lovely walk along the seafront with my friend and that I appear to have lost some weight as my clothes are looser :)

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