|Expectation and Predictability
Start with a mental image or some other measurable expectation. Play
and experiment based on those expectations. Review the result in comparison
to the original mental picture.
Play with the Filters as you would with a new lens or color films. Get
to know their characteristics. After you gain an inner sense through trial
and error, you can select the right tool and use it "just so" to give birth
to your inner ideas.
Save and Review
Write down your expectations and insights. Write down the results and
discoveries. Be sure to write down your conclusions gained from matching
the mental image with the concrete results. Save the text file, along with
the image files, to your reference library.
Review these files periodically for insight, or their value will become
Anything That Works
For some people, this method may be a turn-off or a waste of time. Do
whatever it takes to keep your inspiration cooking.