Tuesday, February 26, 2008

First Sign of Spring

And also the first time I've used texture in PS, and also a vignette!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Finally Doing Something in Photoshop

I used Stacy's tutorial to add borders to these. I didn't even know PS had square brushes. I also decreased the opacity of the gradient layer in the first (a la Pioneer Woman) and spent some time adjusting the levels in each to get better B&W conversions. You might even think I know what I'm doing!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Afternoon Sun on a Houseplant

Feeling inspired, yet stuck in the house I pushed my kitchen table over into the bright stream of sun coming in the back door and looked at the houseplant that sits on the table.

It was an experiment in closeness, seeing how close I could get with my 18-55mm kit lens. As well as giving me some photos I didn't really care about to Photoshop. I have this hangup about photos I really like and I'm afraid I'll "ruin" them with Photoshop. I know, I know, I always save the original, but I'm more hesitant to slide the "quick fix" bars around when I already kind of like it. But here, I bumped the saturation quite a bit to make the leaves a brighter green and I did something to try and make the background a little darker (can't remember what though). I couldn't find, however, the "duster" tool that would brush the dust that has collected on the leaves. Oh yeah, that is in the actual closet and would require some cleaning effort.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Door with Wreath

Hmmm, wonder if I could PS to fix the paint chipping off...

Monday, January 7, 2008

Steamed Clams

Clams steamed in a broth of olive oil, onions, garlic, white wine, butter...they tasted even better than they look.

More best shots are over at Mother May I.