Today’s the day. In five hours and fifty-four minutes, the “T” Stories voting round will come to a close.

If you are a reader of our stories and someone who votes, thank you in advance for casting a vote for your favorite of the three. Links to the stories and the poll for voting for “Alphabet Challenge T-Stories” are HERE(link) Votes will be accepted until noon, Chicago time, on Sunday Saturday, November 28th.

I doubt we’ll have many more votes, but even if we get no more, this has been another pretty good round.

And now . . . PanosFx has a sale going on for his premium actions (LINK). All his actions are available for both Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.

For them who just want the free stuff, all you have to do is subscribe to his newsletter and you get some pretty awesome actions (LINK). Like, for instance, his swiss cheese text effect . . .

Actually, it works on any shape.

Another Halloween . . . not that we celebrate, but I used to write Halloween short stories. Not always, but I at least offered up a graphic or photo.

The last few years, I used the free PanosFx Spooky Halloween Photoshop Action to create the graphics. You can find some of the posts (and read past stories) by searching my blog for Halloween.

This year, I used photos I’ve been gathering for the last few months (from stores and antique malls) and a tree from Hawaiʻi, and about an hour on Photoshop to create this:

Occasionally, I do stuff for Halloween. I might do a picture, or write a story, or both. Once again, this year it’s both. But, like last year, I’m not doing a photo. Rather, again I used a free action from PanosFX.  Everything in that picture was positioned and scaled by me. He does good work, he does.

Click on it for a larger version. 

Also, I realize that I’m running late. In parts of the country, Halloween is already over. Mea culpa as I had other things to do and didn’t start writing until four o’clock my time. That means three hours for doing the above picture, eating dinner, and writing the story below.

Occasionally, I do stuff for Halloween. I might do a picture, or write a story, or both. This year is both . . . almost. 

halloween-2016_digi

That is obviously not a photo. Would you believe I made that in like ten minutes in Photoshop? Yup. Ten minutes, maybe less. 

I used a free action from PanosFX.  Everything in that picture was positioned and scaled by me. He does good work, he does. 

The story below took a bit longer.