Dream, Hope, Love

November 18, 2010
I continue to be inspired this week and I haven’t even picked up my camera since Sunday (which means I haven’t done my Scavenger Hunt yet)…I’ve been having too much fun in Photoshop Elements (can you even imagine what will happen when I upgrade to CS5?). I had a couple of challenges this week that really inspired me. Captivus Living has presented a new Photoshop Challenge meant to encourage us to use photoshop tools that we may not have used before. This week’s theme was “liquefy” using the liquefy tool. I’ve been so excited about this prompt...
Before and After

August 19, 2010
Liz from “tickled PINK” contacted me the other week with an editing challenge. She sent me the shot on the left and asked if there was anything I could do with it. I took one look at it, and couldn’t wait to work with it…I seriously love the backlighting of this shot. For a photo like this, it doesn’t have to take you hours to correct the over exposure – it might have taken me 5 minutes. I started in Adobe Camera Raw, made a few adjustments and then brought it over to Photoshop Elements. I worked through Amy McMaster’s Squeaky Clean (basic levels...
Before & After: Motion Blur

July 30, 2010
I posted an image late last night that had a bit of motion blur. Although I’d like to believe that I created the blur in camera, the reality is that I applied the effect during post-processing. I thought I’d share my little secret with you – because it’s not really a secret and because you’ve asked nicely. Once again, I am using one of my favorite models…our niece. This shot was taken back in January and she was just starting to lose her baby teeth. I’m not sure that this shot is the best shot to illustrate motion blur, but hopefully you get the...
Before & After

July 02, 2010
I am so behind on my Before & After editing challenges, but I’ve been doing more of my own work lately so I felt it was important to develop that side of my skill set (that and my day job has been keeping me busy)…I hope you understand.Before & Afters were a major part of the early days of this blog (you know, 8-9 months ago) so I’m always happy to accept new editing challenges. If you have a challenge for me, just shoot me an email (click the Contact Me page) – seriously. Anyways, Denise sent me an email request a couple of weeks ago to add texture to the...