Speaking of storms and lighthouses, it’s time to announce our contest winner! Our latest step-by-step Photoshop tutorial, on Lighthouses, generated a number of excellent entries to our usual contest. It was a difficult decision this time to select a top entry, but we went with the entry sent in by Ruth Bowler from the United Kingdom. Hear straight from her:
How long have you been creating media?
About 6 months; just still images with text to support the preaching in church on Sunday.
What is your position at your church?
I am primarily the youth leader, but it's quite a small church so I get involved in other things too - like creating images that are used during the
services at church.
I see the connection. What was the most challenging thing about the Lighthouse Tutorial?
Getting the reflection of the lighthouse in the water to look realistic and getting good highlights on the lighthouse and rocks.
How long did it take you to complete the image?
I'm not sure - I had a day off work and had plenty of time to work on the image without any interruptions. It's always more fun when you are able to do that, because you can spend more time experimenting.
We're humbled. Taking off work to do our tutorials! Since this is an award contest, do you have anyone you'd like to thank?
I'd like to say thank you to all those who comment on the images I create. People are so encouraging! And those who were too scared to "have a go" because they don't know very much about computers, or haven't done a course. Perhaps I can share my virtual seminar with them. I'd also like to thank all of you for the great tutorials - so many of the techniques can be used on other projects. It's fun to be able to create something and compare it with your image (and others in the gallery). Keep up the good work!
For her winning submission Ruth receives a copy of our Virtual Seminar and a media ministry shirt. Congrats Ruth!