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Sunday, March 02, 2008

Foray into Photoshop

I've had Photoshop Elements 4 for quite some time, but I haven't really learned how to use it. My lovely sister, Bucky, gave me a lesson this morning. Here are the pictures I ended up with.

DSCN0204-thistle

DSCN2312-Glowing-Edges

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18 comments

Blogger Jenski said...

Those are great! I don't know what the different effects are called, but that first one looks like a picture put together from all the little circles in a hole-puncher.

Sun Mar 02, 06:41:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Jenski, I see what you mean. The effect is something like an impressionist brush. It was fun.

Sun Mar 02, 07:40:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

I use Paintshop Pro only. Mostly 'cause I be poor, but still does a great majority of the Photoshop stuff and allows me a certain rebel sensibility.

Happy editing.

Sun Mar 02, 09:03:00 PM  
Blogger chia said...

Cool, now you can airbrush off all my stretch marks :-P

Aw shucks, that's right, that only comes with PS God Edition. Darn.

Sun Mar 02, 10:28:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Mr B, I still don't know much, but I do hope to get better at it. As far as price goes, I wouldn't buy the full copy. Elements works great and is less than $100.

Chia, yeah, I can't afford that edition either. ;-)

Mon Mar 03, 06:58:00 AM  
Blogger tweetey30 said...

Those are very pretty Squirl.. You are a natural. I love the glass look affect next to the one.

Mon Mar 03, 11:42:00 AM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Isn't Photoshop a blast? Now you can see why I spend so much time giggling over the computer. ;)

Mon Mar 03, 01:33:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Coolio! But I don't even find time to TAKE pictures, let alone edit them. I'll leave it to you and Bucky, and be glad you post the results for my viewing pleasure. :)

Mon Mar 03, 04:52:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Tweety, thanks!

Bucky, yes, I understand a whole bunch now. Thanks!

Eclectic, some sisters have to have real jobs that help people. The rest of us play in Photoshop.
:-)

Mon Mar 03, 08:26:00 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Oh wow, wow, wow! That is soooo cool!

Mon Mar 03, 11:52:00 PM  
Blogger Ern said...

Cool! Looking forward to seeing more. :)

Tue Mar 04, 07:45:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Beautiful. Squirl! I received Photoshop Elements 6 as a birthday present last month and still haven’t really figured it out.

Wed Mar 05, 07:09:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Laurie, thanks! :-D

Ern, I hope I can remember the lessons so far. I've already forgotten part.

Nick, it was pretty much Greek to me. Bucky knows her way around, though.

Wed Mar 05, 09:26:00 PM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

The only thing I can do well with Photoshop is crop. Z says he'll show me how to superimpose when I have the time.

Thu Mar 06, 03:50:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

tshsmom, I'm not sure when you're going to have time. But you'll probably have fun when you do.

Fri Mar 07, 10:06:00 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

I really like the first one. And Jenski's description of it is just perfect. I couldn't put my finger on it, but once I read her comment, I knew that is what it reminded me of.

I use photoshop for school, but I am still so bad at trying to do any effects. I just know the basics of cropping/labeling/resizing/layering.

Mon Mar 10, 02:42:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Danielle, I had to go back to ask my sister how to work with two pictures at once. And she's self trained. Seems like I could learn it better if I would just work at it.
Thanks!
:-)

Mon Mar 10, 08:53:00 PM  
Blogger judypatooote said...

Wow they look great.....I have elements photoshop, and couldn't figure out how to use it...and I would love to reload it and try againg, but I lost the envelope with the number that I have to type in.....I don't know if they can get me another one or not, but I love those photo programs.... I have Photo Explosion and Corel Paint Shop Pro.....they do about the same thing, but I still would love to get back into elements... it usually takes me a year or two to realize that the program I couldn't understand, was pretty simple......have a great day, and start making cards with those pictures.....they are great....judy

Tue Mar 25, 09:57:00 AM  

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