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Our Dirty Little Secret

Our Dirty Little Secret --Blooming Prejippie

Let me start by saying that no one—not even Canva—is paying me to write this review. I just feel that if I have discovered something that I think is as helpful to your creative process as it was to mine that I should share it, which is why I am doing this.

It is my daily goal to get as much stuff done as quickly as possible, but have it be as beautiful as possible. –After all, time flies; I’m getting grayer by the minute; and I need to make my mark as strongly and as quickly as possible. –Therefore, when I find tools that help me do that—and are free—I feel that I must shout from the rooftop about them. That’s that place from which my review flows.

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Keep creativity flowing   --Blooming Prejippie Zine

Let me assure you that I am a former Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop user. The problem is that, although I spent a mint on what I thought would be top-notch, professional tools, I found the learning curve too fucking steep. –Again, I don’t have the time to futz with things like I used to and, further, my patience is shot. –I know I’m old, because I still fawn over GeoDraw—a tool that allowed me to design curved text and combine interesting fonts (that I used to design our vinyl record labels back in 1992). When that $10 software program was discontinued, I will admit that I was lost. For the past twenty-something years, I have been using a variety of graphic design platforms and had settled on Adobe PhotoShop Elements as my software of choice (that provided that ease-of-use, while still allowing me to do advance functions like adding filters and saving in a variety of file formats). All that changed when—on a whim—I discovered