Over the weekend I finished quilting my Missing U quilt. I got all spun up and perfectionistic about my quilting. I had to step back and remind myself that it is hand made and it's not going to be perfect. After I looked at the big picture-not each individual stitch-I calmed down a little bit. (Sheesh, I can be a little hard on myself!) Anyway...just the binding to go on this one. I'm so excited to be wrapping up this long time WIP!
About Photoshop and removing backgrounds. I found this tutorial very helpful. I originally took the photo on a piece of black card stock. A high contrast background helped a lot when it came to using the magic wand selection tool. It was much faster when I used a white background.
I've been learning (little by little) about Illustrator, In Design and Photoshop. Whenever I get stuck I google, dig through the links, read, try it, learn a little tidbit, then repeat. It's awfully slow going, but it's so fun to learn new things! I am certainly no expert, but I hope that helps! Good luck!