Oh gosh whippet – how long is a piece of string. Sometimes a page comes together quite quickly and sometimes I save the page and visit it again later to see if I want to make changes to it. Does that answer your question?
I owe a lot to the donors of the photos and the folks who make the brushes that allow me to make these ‘masterpieces’ I believe you called them…lol
Another thing I know nothing about, is the use of brushes. Whenever I use one, all I get is a solid colour. Must find a tutorial somewhere.
Whippet one of the ways I colour a brush is, once you have your brush on the page Ctrl+left click on the ‘Thumbnail’ of the brush and you will see the marching ants on the brush. Then click on your Gradient icon and choose the colours you want and whether you want a linear, radial etc gradient and drag your cursor over the brush on your page. When using brushes it’s also better to use separate layers for each brush stroke. That way you can move them about to new positions if you feel the need to as your page progresses.