Mandy Davis - Diva of Deception

The Diva of Deception, Mandy Davis, is a professional close up magician and balloon modeller working for the corporate market as well as banquets, dinners, receptions, weddings, bar/batmitzvahs, private parties etc. As a member of The Magic Circle, she is chairman of the Young Magicians Club and editor of their coveted glossy magic magazine. Mandy is also a member of Equity.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006


I shouldn't be blogging right now; I should be editing a magazine right now. But I'm stuck, well and truly so here I am instead!

You see.. it's like this...

Although I was delighted to get Photoshop elements for Christmas I am not so sure I am enjoying it now. I just can't get the damned thing to do what I w - I've a book all about it but it only tells me how do do things I don't want to do or the obvious things I can do already.

What I wanted to do, why I wanted it in the first place, is to take a photo and cut round the subject so that it stands out better on a page. My designer/printer says it's very time consuming work and he isn't prepared to do it which I appreciate but I really wnat to do it myself.

I was shown how about four months ago but I have lost the knack and my head won't get around how it needs to be done. I can 'lasso' my subject but then what? If I make a new layer it still shows the background when the layer is opened although it doesn't show the background on the thumbnail - and when I try to use the eraser on the background nothing happens. I can't seem to get it right!

You really don't have a clue what I'm talking about have you? Well, to be honest, I don't think I have either!


Blogger Brian Sibley said...

I'll say this, we never had any of these problems back in the days of the good old Box Brownie!

Point and CLICK! That was it!!

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