I have been
involved in the sport of showing dogs under the kennel prefix Bellcrest
Boxers Perm Reg'd for many years. My business
name and my kennel name seemed to confuse people, so I decided it
would be easier and less confusing to use Bellcrest for both ventures,
business and pleasure. To learn more about me check out the Our
Story page of my Bellcrest
Boxers Reg'd website.
When I first
started in webdesign, I designed a few websites for friends using
graphics available from various graphic designers on the net. I
was very impressed with their work, and with the fact that they
freely share their creations for non commercial purposes. All they
asked for is a link back to their sites. My life changed unexpectedly,
and I found myself with time on my hands, so I downloaded Paint
Shop Pro 5 and began to learn. I was more often frustrated than
creative. I started doing some tutorials that I found online. Some
of the best PSP tutorials I found were at Web
Graphics on a Budget.
As I progressed
I became more and more addicted to Paint Shop Pro. Then I acquired
more graphics software. PhotoShop and PhotoImpact 4.2. After a few
aborted attempts at learning PhotoImpact, I found I like it better
than PSP and PS. Next came the inevitable upgrades, bringing us
up to the current versions PSP 7 and PI8. I seldom use PSP or PS
any more. PhotoImpact has become
my graphics program of choice.
for my skills in PhotoImpact must go to Stephanie. Stephanie's
PhotoImpact Tutorials have been very benificial. I am happy
to call the PhotoImpact gang on her Bulletin Board my friends. For
more info on the programs I use check out the FAQ's
page on this site. Those of us who do custom graphics and
design custom web sites develop our own styles.
sets are offered for a link back to my site. They are available
for personal pages only. Please
do NOT use them on pages that are not suitable for family
viewing. Please read our terms before
downloading any of our graphics.
means change, constant change, and one must keep up to all the changes
in technology, so in an attempt to do just that, I continue to take
classes at LVS Online. This is a friendly community where learning
is fun. Check out my LVS
Online assignment pages.