There’s a weird thing when you work in a program long enough (or probably at anything) when muscle memory sort of takes over the process, leaving you to think more about what you’re doing and less about how you’re doing it. Even the “what” bit becomes sort of a muscle memory thing I guess. Probably one of the weirdest things for me, as I’ve gotten so heavily into Blender the past six months, is realizing just how much muscle memory I’ve built up for the program, and how much it’s pushed out the muscle memory I’d saved up from programs like Photoshop and After Effects. Now, any time I move back into those programs, I don’t exactly feel like I’m touching them for the first time ever, but I sort of feel like I’m touching them for the first time ever. The number of things I’ve tried to right click to select, the amount of scaling I’ve tried to do along imaginary X/Y/Z axes…not that I was ever 100% fluent to begin with but “losing” (however temporarily it might be) what ground I’d gained in those realms is…disconcerting?
I expressed a desire over on Twitter for a solution; which probably says something about the way I’m thinking these days, alas:
In any case, after some memory-rebooting about what “layers” are and how “overlay” functions, I got a cover image going on. Also I’m dizzy.