I’ve been playing around with using Photoshop recently. I sneak in time to play before Jack wakes up and after he goes to sleep.
Anything I know how to do on Photoshop I learned from a Youtube tutorial. there are a ton out there. I just searched “photoshop tutorial” (I’m a search engine expert)
I wish I had bookmarked any of the tutorials I found, but I didn’t. I just watched it, paused, worked on my photo, played some more, paused it, worked on my photo…you get the idea.
I do have The Pioneer Woman’s free actions. I really love them. They have me on the hunt for other free actions – Rick would never let me pay for anything like that. I’m also always watching out for ‘win free actions’ on various blogs. I haven’t won anything yet. But then again, I haven’t won PW’s camera giveaways either. Or her pans. Or her Kitchen Aid Mixers. Why do I even bother?
On with this post….
I thought I’d share some of my pictures that I’ve edited and see what you think. Feel free to be honest. I won’t ever learn if I only hear “oh, that’s so nice” and “I like it!” While those are nice to hear, they don’t help me to grow as an amateur photographer.
So, be honest. If you hate something, let me know (but be nice, I’m still
human a woman) If you think I should try something else with a certain photo, let me know. It’s all about helping me out. And, if I get comments that help me, I’m sure they’ll help other readers who take the time to read through my comments.
Thanks! (Get ready for a TON of pictures with as many explanations as I can remember)
This was just PW’s “Vintage” action
This is my first attempt at trying out textures. I probably used PWs “Warmer” action on both of these.
This darling baby came to visit us last week (she brought her whole family) and I couldn’t resist taking pictures of her. Look at those eyes!! I used PWs “Warmer” (my favorite) “B&W Beauty”, “Quick Edge Burn,” and “Seventies” on these.
This was a bad time and angle to shoot bird photos, but I tried to brighten it up with some auto adjustments and curves. I did the same thing with the plants. (Anyone know what those are?)
This was just the other night and I didn’t realize that Jack had food on his face when I took his picture. So, I took that off, removed a stray eyelash on his cheek, and brightened his eyes. This is why Rick says that Photoshop is unethical. “It doesn’t truly represent what he looked like at that moment!”
This was the first dandelion that my son ever gave me. It was just last week. I used “Warmer”, “Seventies”, “Quick Edge Burn,” and some curve adjustments to try to bring out the dandelion that is half washed out by the sun.
This is the baby again with her big sister. They match!! I love their eyes. I didn’t know how to fix this one, and I’m not sure I love the final results.
So, do you notice anything I’m constantly doing that you think is not nice? Do you see one of these pictures and think “Oh, I totally would have done this instead!” Do you have any corrections or thoughts you’d like to share? I’m all ears!
Thanks for taking the time to look through my photos. It’s fun to use Photoshop, but not very easy.