New Toys

May 02, 2010
If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you know that I love actions…especially FREE actions. I also like to share, so I thought I’d show you my new toys. I recently found Johnna LaFaith’s work on It’s Times Like These. The first time I found her site, I must have been mildly busy, because I didn’t give her free actions or textures much thought…but Rita over at Coffeeshop Photography reminded me to check Johnna out again. So, I downloaded two sets of free actions that are completely compatiable with Photoshop Elements (well, all but...
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Global Mosaic

May 02, 2010
Where were you today at 1500 UTC? After a busy and long week, Sunday is our day to refresh. My husband almost always (assuming we aren’t out of town) makes us breakfast on Sunday, followed by a trip to the gym, a visit to the grocery store and a little bopping around. At 1500 UTC, we were on our way to the gym (as you can kinda tell by my wardrobe). If you have a chance, leave me a comment with a link to your photo. I’d love to see what you were doing at 1500 UTC (or 11:00 am EST). Have a great
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Tutorial: PSE Toolbar

May 01, 2010
I cannot take credit for this tutorial. On the photography board, one of the ladies wrote a great tutorial on  the Photoshop Toolbar for CS4 including keyboard short cuts. Although most of the toolbar can easily be translated from CS4 to PSE, I thought I’d share it here for your reference. Move tool (shortcut: V): When something is selected or if you want to move an entire layer, this is the tool you use. Pretty self explanatory. If you click on what you’re moving then you can also use the up/down arrows to move your object. Here’s another tutorial on how to use the...
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Before & After

May 01, 2010
Karen contacted me via my Contact Me page. I was super excited to hear from her because we were October 2009 brides together. She sent me a challenge: a picture of her dog, Pugsly, taken on her point and shoot. I’ll be honest, I had a few issues…one of which was that I don’t have noiseware. I NEED NOISEWARE! So, if you’re reading this…please recommend your noiseware. So, rather than trying to fight it…I added texture. In order to achieve my after, I went through the following steps: Cropped the photo, making it a 4×6. Ran Coffeeshop’s Orton...
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