Friday, November 13, 2009

A New Obsession

Yes, I have a new obsession in my life, and she goes by the name of Photoshop!

I technically have been using Photoshop for a few years now, but only with some very basic options such as cropping and adjusting the light. Then I ran across this website, and am totally, hopelessly in love (I mean, as much as you can be in love with a website). How had I never seen this before? I love it all, the recipes, the humorous posts and don't even get me started about her series From Black Heels to Tractor Wheels! 

And then there's the photography section. A section I would normally never go to, but for some reason my mouse was drawn to it, and it didn't take long before I was hooked.

While I am still very much a virgin to the world of Photoshop, I have done a few photos that I've been very pleased with. Because I'm such a sharing person (what, don't laugh...and yes, Nick, that was directed towards you!), here are some before and afters. And I can't take credit for the pictures, Brittany was of course the photographer! Thanks again for taking time out to go take some great shots of Bailey!!

(And if you've paid attention to my banner, you've seen the "after" pictures before, but now you can see how different they look!)

I'm still not totally in love with this one. I was playing around with making the background blurry and having her stand out. But it turned out ok.

But the pièce de résistance so far is the picture below, I just can't get enough of the after picture!!

Okay, I think I'm going through withdrawals, need to see what else I can learn about Photoshop!


Terri T said...

those look great!!!!

Mama Smors said...

i love the pictures!! bailey is so stinking cute :)

Colin's Mom said...

These are great! I'm so jealous that a) you have photoshop and b) know how to use it! I've been following Pioneer Woman for a while but generally skip her photoshop discussions because I don't have it and it seems so far over my head. I found another good site that has a tutorial but I'll email that to you. I'm going to ask for photoshop for Christmas so I might be asking for your assistance in the near future - you have about 6 weeks to becoming fully versed it in!!