Deep Thoughts….by Corey Barker

As the year draws to a close I like to take a look back at the past and see how far we have come. What have we learned this year that has made us better Photoshop artists? Who inspired us? Who did we inspire? What can we bring into the new year? I believe that mastery in something, like Photoshop, is not a destination but rather a journey and it’s good to pause and see where we are on this leg of the journey and assess what we want to learn over the next year. I am always looking to learn something new and am always looking for that wow moment. So as you move forward, reflect on what we have learned over the past year and look forward to what we haven’t discovered yet. Because that is the most exciting part.

Also don’t forget the Photoshop User Awards deadline is just a couple days away. You have until 12:00 midnight December 31, 2008 to turn in your entry for a chance to win a trip to Barcelona, Spain. Here’s the link for more info.



  1. Shafeek 2 January, 2009 at 04:58 Reply

    Thank you very much for the year note,
    I have learned many things from PlanetPhotoshop.com,
    but i really wanted to ask the artists what they think before they start the design works,
    what is the picture they keep in their mind before execute a design project in to digital,

    -may be a silly question that i asked, but i really wanted to ask from artists, because im not an artist, i learn art and become a child artist nowdays.

  2. Demetryce Holloway 11 January, 2009 at 21:48 Reply

    Hi Corey, I know this has nothing to do with the article, but I have a photoshop question, more like a problem. Trying to do this reflection with my car and it’s giving me hell and it’s not working out. I was wondering if I could get your contact info and I could send you the pic that I’m working on. I was just seeing if i could get some help, thank you

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