Friday, April 4, 2008

Photoshopping Around

I just learned how to use open Photoshop. I created this photo of Wudgie in her Easter dress by using 2 layers. The bottom layer is the SOOC (straight out of camera) layer and is in color. The top layer was adjusted to be monochrome/gray scale. Then I used the little eraser tool and erased through the top gray layer to reveal the color layer below- but only on Wudgie and her dress. It was fun doing this and when I zoomed in on her face and details to erase more accurately, it really was a special feeling of seeing her little facial structure- her cheek bones and little button nose way up close- and then to reveal the pink of her skin tone was really special and made me smile.

Pioneer Woman has a few good tutorials on using Photoshop and she promises to keep adding more. Her photos of her family and ranch are beautiful and she started taking photos just a few years ago.

I love silly photos and Photoshop is the tool to create your own.

Like this one.

This one even appeared in some tabloids claiming this was the world's largest house cat. Come on.

Photoshop Disasters is a great blog that loves to find and point out Photoshop mistakes in advertising graphics (some BIG names, too) that got past editors. Like this lovely three handed maiden.

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