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Guy Sucks At Photoshop, Spends 10 Years Mastering Microsoft Paint To Illustrate His Book
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Guy Sucks At Photoshop, Spends 10 Years Mastering Microsoft Paint To Illustrate His Book

Turns out, sometimes our resistance to learn something new and master a new skill can lead to something pretty amazing. Pat Hines, who couldn’t be bothered to learn Photoshop and illustrated his ebook using good old Microsoft Paint, is the proof. “I suck at Photoshop and other programs, and have worked exclusively in Microsoft Paint for over ten years… I honed my craft working long overnights at a hospital reception desk…,” the guy writes. That’s why when it came to choosing the program to create illustrations for his novel Camp Redblood And The Essential Revenge, he looked no further and just went for something he was already good at.

If you still have doubts about Hines using some other program, he suggests you to either download the pictures, and zoom in for a closer look, or go to his Deviantart page where he documents how he makes similar art in step-by-step pics.

The guy says that his self-published e-book is about a summer camp set in the 1980’s. Of course, it’s not just any ordinary camp – it’s surrounded by ghosts and monsters and “filled with goofy campers and counselors, where the teenagers are always trying to get drunk or laid…”.

More info: Camp Redblood And The Essential Revenge

“I suck at Photoshop and other programs, and have worked exclusively in Microsoft Paint for over ten years…”

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“…I honed my craft working long overnights at a hospital reception desk…”

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“…Then decided to write and self-publish an e-book about a summer camp set in the 1980’s…”

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“…a summer camp surrounded by ghosts and monsters…”

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“…and filled with goofy campers and counselors, where the teenagers are always trying to get drunk or laid…”

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“…and getting into trouble…”

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“…and breaking into rival camps to carry out elaborate revenge schemes…”

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“…and not always succeeding.”

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The book is called Camp Redblood And The Essential Revenge

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Emily Black
Community Member
5 years ago

This is amazing! I applaud you and your patience! I will definitely check out the book! The pictures have captured my interest.

Md Rajesh
Community Member
5 years ago

geat

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Ricky Couture
Community Member
5 years ago

This is the equivalent of a doctor doing open-heart surgery with boxing gloves on. Amazing!

Amuk
Community Member
5 years ago

and with success

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Dima Less
Community Member
5 years ago

This is actually very crisp and pleasant to watch at, instead of that blurry mess that 90% of wannabe artists produce in PS.

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Emily Black
Community Member
5 years ago

This is amazing! I applaud you and your patience! I will definitely check out the book! The pictures have captured my interest.

Md Rajesh
Community Member
5 years ago

geat

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Ricky Couture
Community Member
5 years ago

This is the equivalent of a doctor doing open-heart surgery with boxing gloves on. Amazing!

Amuk
Community Member
5 years ago

and with success

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Dima Less
Community Member
5 years ago

This is actually very crisp and pleasant to watch at, instead of that blurry mess that 90% of wannabe artists produce in PS.

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