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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Photoshop Elements fun

So, in between painting and tiling (which is VERY exhausting!), I have had brief moments to take a free photo editing class at jessicasprague.com. It has some classes on things I already know how to do, but it also has some REALLY cool things!

I've been playing around with it, and have learned how to make photos look antique and textured. Here area few samples of what I've learned to do ...

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In addition to that, I'm learning a few things about helping the color. I'm hoping to learn how to best make the colors pop, without making people's eyes look fake like I see so often. Sorry, but if their eyes aren't really that brilliant of a blue, then there's no point in faking it through photos. Anyway, I thought this was already a good photo, but look at what happens with just a few tweaks of the color ...

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I'm having a blast and can't wait to start doing some digital scrapbooking next month when my house is a bit back to "normal" ...

3 comments:

Lean Bean said...

the last 2 look like what I see without my glasses, then with my glasses. :)

the Rowleys said...

so getting into the digital scapbooking? I don't know much about it at all, what want to.. so be sure to share. :)

Hilary said...

Very cool, Denise. I'm glad to see you're taking a break every now and then to do something you enjoy. Meanwhile, however, I can't wait to see pictures of the new kitchen... :)