It has taken me a long time to master the simple idea of layers in Photoshop. When I work in real layers I have no issues. I totally understand the concept of layers in a physical sense, but for some reason my mind just could NOT grasp the concept when it was not tangible. Recently I decided that I had run out of excuses and I needed to try again without bringing in my past defeats. Sometimes we let the things we didn't understand from before influence our decisions about what we can do today. I hated math because I wasn't good at memorizing things, but I learned that I think very mathematically about many things. I am a pretty non-traditional learner and teacher. I rely on my intuitive brain a tremendous amount. It sometimes takes a number of trials for me to learn what a more organized brain might learn quickly. Yet, sometimes I see things in a flash that no one else can figure out. Brains are amazing and adaptable. Creative endeavors fuel our brains to keep growing and changing. I'm convinced that all these years of doing art have made my brain more flexible because now I understand layers in Photoshop! I'm going to keep working at growing my brain, how about you?
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