One of the reasons for the lack of sewing product here on the blog is that I am taking a Photoshop Essentials class at Kim Klassen Cafe. I talked about her free Skinny Mini eCourse on the 3 Creative Studios blog last month. The class was so good that I decided to sign up for her Essentials class. It is one of the best online courses that I have EVER taken!
I've been using Photoshop Elements for several years and edited hundreds of photos. I am learning that I was only using about 10% of the capabilities of the software. Kim covers an amazing amount of material in video lessons.
Here are some photos that I have edited so far.
This is the original photo out of my camera.
This is how I edited it originally for the blog:
I worked on it again after taking class:
In this version I removed the power box under the tree, enhanced the color of the tree, added a texture and effects on the lettering. Cool, huh?
Here's another example. I started with these 2 photos that I took in Biltmore in 2009.
I turned them into this:
OK, it's kind of a crappy end result but it was the process of getting there that was cool. Loads of possibilities with Photoshop now that I am finally learning the software! Also loads of opportunities to waste HOURS on the computer playing with photographs.