I don't rebel or show aggression except in one very specific situation, and that is when someone tells me and insists I can't do something without providing a good reason. It drives me insane.
So cue yesterday morning when I was in my digital imaging class. I admit I signed up for the class purely for the credits because I know pretty much all the functionalities of Photoshop. The teacher went around and asked who uses Ps regularly and asked what they used it for. I said for some photos but mostly for drawing. In response to this the teacher went into, if I weren't to exaggerate, about a 2 minute story about how as a child they didn't have a hammer at home and when they wanted to hammer down a nail they would use pliers or whatever else was on hand and how dumb they were for doing it.
I knew where he was going with this. He was trying to tell me via a drawn out metaphor, in a condescending way might I add, that Ps wasn't a good program for drawing. I asked him why. He said the program is only for photos and wouldn't provide any other reasons.
I get it. The program wasn't originally made for drawing, but that doesn't mean you can't use it for illustration. I said with a tablet and the brushes and all the other useful tools in the program that it's great for illustration. He didn't buy it. He also said that tablets without screens are total garbage.
If he was respectful about it and had asked 'Oh, but aren't there more useful programs for drawing?' it would've been a-okay, but he completely disregarded my opinion.
So last night I did this:
It uses all the main features and tools of Ps including: Layering, brush tool (textured), masks, variable opacity, image adjustments (contrast, brightness, hue, levels), simple animation, layer styles (glow), various layer blending types (multiply, hue, lighter color....), filters (noise, edges), pen tool, transform tool like a bunch, gradients, and I don't even know what else that I probably use without even realizing it.
There might be other programs that can make the same effect and I'd be welcome to try them, but I did all of this efficiently in Ps, so I wouldn't discount it to be a program just for photos.
Lil bonus: I was fiddling with lights while taking ref pics in burst mode and knocked some stuff over so here are some srs/frown to derp faces of that