Digital Galaxy of Ideas

It’s 2015, already?

Though it is almost 2 years and a day later, I am beginning to blog again. Now that the ABC lineup is back on, my Sunday night blogging might start back up.

Within the past 2 years, I have graduated AAU officially, and I have an Associates Degree in Web Design: New Media. It was a great experience, and I definitely use what I have learned in my everyday life.

From things you have learned in the past, do you find yourself using it in a new situation?

I have a full-time job, and I enjoy using what I have learned at AAU in new and different ways. I find myself accessing memories of class projects when I use organization, timelines, and imagery.

Now that I am out of school and on a new path in life, I have become fascinated by Pinterest and all the various ideas and items pinned and re-pinned between people. I have browsed Pinterest for a few years, however, it has been interesting to reorganize pin boards and explore the different ideas that are shared in such a digital galaxy.

With these new ideas and inspirations, it made me break open Photoshop and experiment with a few brushes, shapes, and filters to create a scene I have noticed often in various pins.

To create the galaxy, I went to Google to find a useful and stellar galaxy tutorial. It helped me learn how to create the base before creating layers of shape cutouts. I enjoyed learning the basics and hope to continue experimenting with this idea in the future.

Here is my first attempt:

Experimenting with Shapes, brushes, and other filters...
Experimenting with Shapes, brushes, and other filters…


Have you ever found a useful Pin or tutorial to create something that you have seen?

That is all for now, I hope to make this a regular thing, until next time! 🙂