While looking through newsgroups I came across a link for a tutorial for a Geisha with PhotoImpact. I really like the finished image, but don’t have that program. So I decided to see if I could follow the tutorial and create the Geisha with Microsoft’s Image Composer.
It turned out to be a lot of fun and quite easily done. When I didn’t have the tools to duplicate the tutorial, I just improvised. I found that the ‘Shape Blocks Solid Font’ came in quite handy for unusual shapes.
To create the fabric of the kimono I used the Xenofex filters rather than bmp files as fabric swatches.