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It’s been a photoshop weekend…

April 27, 2008

After looking at P-Dub’s site, and Karen Cheng’s site, I was ready to jump into some serious photo editing. Remember I don’t have the big boy photoshop, I have the step-sister version.

But I was pretty happy.

Before (Original)




Snow storm in April. Sucks. Had to find a way to make it better.

The last four are fun ones. They’re just some old photos I wasn’t worried about experimenting with. Lessons on cropping, filters and photo modes. The last one was particularly fun.

Warning, Graphic Photos

April 10, 2008

When I turned 30 I felt betrayed. I didn’t feel like a grown-up and thirty was definitely OLD! And now that I’ve just turned 35, it’s my body that’s betraying me. Losing muscle tone, losing boob tone, and my body’s newest betrayal? Menorrhagia. Sorry if that’s sharing too much, but since you now know my age, you get all the rest I guess.
Except for the make-up, this is me zits and all. Angie asked about wrinkles, so here you go. This happens to be a low point in my cycle for acne. I had very little as a teenager and apparently my face is making up for that in my 30s.

Warning! This photo has been heavily photoshopped. This was taken in February. I played with photoshop to see just how much I could alter and not have it turn into an alien. I got rid of blemishes(this was a high zit day), wrinkles and most of the shine on my forehead (you can see it in my hair), I even whitened my teeth! Isn’t photoshop a joy?

Lighting Studies

March 13, 2008

I love playing with Photoshop. I only have Elements, the dumb version, but so far it’s more than I can handle!

Playing with flash.

Straight Out Of the Camera (SOOC)After playing with B&W, and a couple filters…

Ahhh to be 3….

February 8, 2008

I’m playing with Photoshop Elements 6. My new toy. Blurring the background. I’ve been trying to figure out how to do this for a long time now.

In elements, top layer gaussian blur set to 15, then select the part you want to erase with the magic selection tool, and hit delete. Then zoomed in close, clean up any lines around the edges with the erase tool.

I also used this week’s coolest new trick– I just learned it at Karen Cheng’s Blog. Gives people a lovely glow-worm effect.

Next on my list? Figuring out how she makes the choppy, but perfect frames around her pictures!