Squirl's Nest

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Learning some new software

I bought Photoshop Elements a few months ago. I still haven't sat down with it long enough to learn it, though.

But when Bucky was here last week she helped me play with it a bit. This is the picture from the previous post that we worked on. I think it's kinda cool.



Blogger Nina said...

Now that is really, really cool. You could blow that up and frame it!

Sun Jul 02, 10:28:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Nina, thanks! I hope to learn a lot more about that software. But I was pretty happy with this first attempt.

Sun Jul 02, 10:46:00 AM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Photoshop is addictive.

You have been warned.

Sun Jul 02, 10:49:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

And you would help me with that addiction in a New York minute, Bucky.

And that's one of the many reasons that I love you. :)

It's so appropriate that this word ver would show up when I'm answering your comment. I keep thinking about turning it off for a while and then one like this shows up:

iijzjgf I jizz gif

Now Photoshop that!

Sun Jul 02, 10:55:00 AM  
Blogger hellokittn said...

Hey! Work has some good online classes on that business... I just finished the one on Photoshop (and I know they have the elements one too) and I was really impressed with the nature of delivery of the training. It taught more "what you want to know" rather than "this is what the software can do."

That pic... HAWT. Sure clouds the reflection of you in your Mighty Mouse underpants too.

Don't think I missed that.

Sun Jul 02, 03:21:00 PM  
Blogger hellokittn said...

...and don't tempt me.. you know i would photoshop that :-P.

Shoot... which reminds me... I need photoshop for the new mac. DARNIT!!!

Sun Jul 02, 03:24:00 PM  
Blogger oopseedaisee said...

I am impressed. I will have to take a look at that program!

Sun Jul 02, 03:28:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Kittn, I'll have to check out that class. And, no, I'm not wearing your Mighty Mouse underwear!

I'll bet you could photoshop that idea, too. ;)

oopseedaiseeb, I haven't done much with it yet, but it's not expensive and I've seen some really cool stuff done with it.

Sun Jul 02, 03:41:00 PM  
Blogger judypatooote said...

I bought photoshop elements after christmas and I still haven't figured out how to use it....I have photo explosion and I like that, but I will have to try it again.....I love your picture of the glasses with the rainbow..... very nice.....

Sun Jul 02, 07:01:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Hi, Judy. In order to get this one I added a layer, then I scrolled down through filters and double-clicked on Glowing Edges.

I'm sure there's so much more that can be done. I think it'll be a lot fun learning.

Sun Jul 02, 07:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Lori said...

I have a full tutorial if you would like to come over sometime, I can burn it for you...it's a great hands-on learnin thang...you are welcome to check it out.

So fun to play with...ANY picture turns into a work of art...

Sun Jul 02, 09:42:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

That’s really neat! Playing with something has always been my way of learning—and enjoying.

Sun Jul 02, 10:48:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Lori, if you ever feel like burning it that would be cool, thanks!

Nick, yes, it can be frustrating but also fun. Thanks!

Mon Jul 03, 09:24:00 AM  
Blogger eclectic said...

I can only imagine how much fun it would be to mutilate, I mean, manipulate photos together with Bucky. Ha! Makes me laugh just thinking about it!

Mon Jul 03, 01:50:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Eclectic, are you asking if this were the only picture that we did together? Are there any others that were, maybe, mutilated?

Sorry, this is it. For the really weird ones you still need to check Bucky's pictures. :)

Mon Jul 03, 07:04:00 PM  
Blogger Belizegial said...

Really cool blog you have here! I am a newbie at these tecchy things eg. photoshop. Can you point me in the correct way to get the 'comments' changed to something like what you have 'chattered back'?
You can reply to me here or write to me at belizegial64 at yahoo dot com. Thanks for any help you can provide.

Tue Jul 04, 12:45:00 AM  
Blogger JD's Rose said...

Not bad girl. Not bad at all.

Tue Jul 04, 06:53:00 AM  
Blogger Susie said...

Happy 4th to you, Squirl :) Come and see my girl.

Tue Jul 04, 09:58:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Belizegial, I have to admit that I'm not much of a techy, either. I had to have help getting my blog set up and formatted for me. I'm just the lucky recipient of others' generocity.

It helps if you know something about html. I know very little, but if you do decide to go into the html part of your blog I would suggest copying and pasting your entire html into something like Wordpad. Then if it gets messed up you can copy and past back in.

JDR, thanks!

Susie, she is such a cutie! Thanks for bringing your "4th" message to us again this year. :)

Tue Jul 04, 10:28:00 AM  
Blogger Effie said...

The glasses now look unreal almost--LOVE the effect!

Have fun with the fireworks tonight--Happy Independence Day!


Oh--my word verification (yyniyhxl) reminded me of the following--what does it say??!

Y Y 4 me!

Tue Jul 04, 02:53:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Effie, thanks! I tried to reply last night, but our stupid internet was down. They had some trouble and I'm guessing that whoever could fix it was out celebrating. :)

Wed Jul 05, 09:19:00 AM  
Blogger Von Krankipantzen said...

Very cool. And have fun learning that program. Looking froward to the seeing the results.

Wed Jul 05, 02:40:00 PM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

Photoshop is our son's favorite computer toy.
I haven't had time to mess with it much; other than to email pictures with it.

Wed Jul 05, 07:29:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Kranki, thanks! I think it's going to be a lot of fun. I'm kinda mad at myself for not having done more with it yet. So glad you're in your new digs.

tshsmom, my sister tells me it could be addictive. I'll have to watch it. Thanks!

Wed Jul 05, 07:46:00 PM  
Blogger hellokittn said...


Happy 5th ;)

Wed Jul 05, 10:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

Looks like a good first photo! Isn't it fun using some of the layers and filters in Photoshop? I think some of them are really cool.

Hope you get a lot of use out of it!

Thu Jul 06, 09:06:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Kittn, miss you too, sweetie. :(

Danielle, thanks! Yes, it is fun. I'd like to learn to take things, like utility poles and such, out. I'll keep playing with it.

Thu Jul 06, 11:46:00 AM  

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