First of all, a reminder about two Power Stripping workshops that I have coming up in the next few weeks. First at Horsley Patch on Tuesday, 29 April and then at Terrigal on Friday, 9 May. Do contact me or Linda if you want to join in the fun. For information about other workshops that I offer, please see my Serendipity Patchwork & Quilting Workshops Brochure.
Second, I have recently joined AusQuilt Teach, an online forum for Australian quilting teachers to be used specifically for issues and development of teachers in Patchwork and Quilting. Last night I wrote a piece about computer programs that I find useful for both my websites and for developing workshop materials. Here’s a quick recap:
- dopdf.com is a free PDF converter for both personal and commercial use. Using this software, you can create PDF files by selecting the “Print” command from virtually any application. It’s only a 1.35MB download and there’s no nasty adware involved.
- Gadwin PrintScreen since first writing about this screen capture utility back in September, I have used it countless times and found it very versatile.
- Photoshop Elements is a scaled down but nevertheless powerful version of Photoshop. Initially I found the full functionality of this program difficult to access but a small investment of time and practice has converted me to its merits and it is now my primary photo editing software. There are also several online photo-editing programs available and you might find this review of Picnik, Fotoflexer and Photoshop Express of interest.