I bought Photoshop as soon as I was getting bored (or overwhelmed) with what I was drawing and coloring by hand. I see Photoshop as good and bad (a polar simplification I need) for my artistic process. Good: I now have access to new tools that I can use to better understand visual arts, specifically right now): line completion, line width, contour lines, shading, color gradation, opacity and “brightness/contrast”. I’m still trying to figure out how to make “hue/saturation” work toward my intentions. Photoshop gives me some space to figure out exactly what I want to do (kind of). Its ability to create layers is amazingly useful for the writing process. They give tremendous power because they allow for many explorations and mistakes. I can now create in a sequence that is different from the sequence evident in publication. Bad: Now, I only want to use my computer to draw. The images I’ve created so far with Photoshop and my tablet seem a bit uniform (though I’ve only created 3 recently…does that make a trend?). It’s fun to create and play with all of Photoshop’s tools, but I don’t know if such solid colors, lines and logic is where I want to go with my art.