It’s been awhile since I created a new design for my CafePress shop, but this week CafePress.com announced a partnership with SIGG to provide eco-friendly 1L water bottles that shop owners can create designs for. These reusable bottles are BPA-free, have a lifetime warranty, and are made with a single-piece of aluminum and lined with non-toxic resin so as to avoid unwanted tastes and scents.
Well, that got me inspired to design something in Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 (there really should be a short nickname for that program). The most obvious idea for me was to play with the word “water” and to play with images of water, like waterfalls. But I haven’t photographed waterfalls in awhile. I thought and thought, very tough you know, and then clicked onto a whole series I’d forgotten about of the fountains at Dundas Square. Lots of water shots! The handy dandy magic wand helped me cut out a fountain; I found a lovely piece of sky in another shot; I concentrated on figuring out how to make images appear in text; and then I got stuck on how to make font larger than 72 points. But as usually happens with me, I click enough and I stumbled onto a solution.