Wednesday, 18 March 2020
Today would have been a work day, as I normally telework, except for Wednesday and Thursday. So, nothing out of the ordinary really…and I’ve only been social distancing myself since Monday…three days. Why, then, do I feel like I have cabin fever?
Maybe I have a bit of spring fever…wanting to get outside, mow the lawn, plant flowers, play in my garden…
I had to go to the vet today to pick up cat food for my fur babies and I felt guilty going out!!! They were well prepared. The front desk was surrounded by chairs and tape, preventing anyone from getting too close to the desk. A sign on the front door directed you to the bathroom to wash your hands and only one person per pet was allowed. I prepaid over the phone so all I had to do was get in and get out. The staff member was wearing gloves and a mask. I was wearing gloves. I was the only client. She handed me the food and I left. It was surreal. Like something from a movie. We took advantage of being out and drove the long way home.
Completely different topic…I still have InDesign for a couple of weeks and I’ve been procrastinating creating a couple of travel magazines of my last two cruises. So, thought I’d get busy designing and take advantage of ID and the Blurb plugin while I can.
Twenty minutes into the design, I need to crop and colour an image. With the Adobe workflow, I would need to edit the image in Photoshop, then come back to ID. It’s time consuming and we’ll, I cancelled my Photoshop subscription. BUT I have Affinity Photo and Publisher. So I saved my ID file as an IDML and opened it in Affinity Publisher. Clicked on the image I wanted to edit, clicked the Affinity Photo icon and, without leaving the page, the Photo tools are available to me. I make my changes, click the Publisher icon and the Publisher tools are available again. Instant! Seamless! Incredible! Unbelievable! I’m loving the Affinity software!!!
Little Red wins photo of the day again. He’s just the cutest thing ever!
Keep safe, wash your hands and stay home!