Author: stevenhgordon

  • Brushing Fonts

    Brushing Fonts

    Use vector brushes in Affinity Designer to add visual effects to type and logos.

  • Google Earth as the Crow Flies

    Google Earth as the Crow Flies

    Google Earth can make creating radius rings on a map quick and easy. The trick is using the Show Ruler tool. When you’ve finished, you can import the rings into Google Maps where you can share them with others. Google Earth Pro is free software that provides an easy-to-use way to make radius rings: the Show…

  • The Jesus Prayer: A Catholic Perspective

    The Jesus Prayer: A Catholic Perspective

    The Jesus Prayer is an ancient way of prayer that today is used by millions of Christians. While associated with Orthodox and Eastern Catholics, it’s also promoted in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. I came to know the Jesus Prayer after studying the Desert Fathers. St. John Cassian (360-435) wrote about the monks of…

  • Photo Art Transformation

    Photo Art Transformation

    A beautiful photograph may have life beyond the pixels that came from your camera. Tools and techniques using apps can transform your photo into one or more works of photo art. Why tamper with a perfectly good photo? Because it can fulfill other purposes, such as a set of interesting greeting cards or a print…

  • Finding Your Urban Wilderness

    Finding Your Urban Wilderness

    If you enjoy outdoor photography, you don’t need to travel far to take attractive pictures. Urban and suburban locations offer plenty of photo ops. The key is to find picturesque spots and avoid signs of civilization in your shots. These spots may contain all the elements you need for a wilderness photo.