Thursday, April 23, 2009

Pushing Photoshop

OK, that does it. I am damned and determined to learn at least ONE technique in Photoshop, so I pushed myself, Dawn, and Matt to hold my hand, (and hold the phone since Dawn is in Seattle) step by step. After a few tantrums and glasses of wine, I think I gave myself a deep suntan from the self portraits yesterday and aged my tiny little angel just a few more years! This might be fun. I normally don't like to alter my photos, but I just love the grungy, scratchy layers available. I promised Dawn to keep practicing and do my homework...so I gotta go now. Recess is over.

9 comments:

createwingsdesigns said...

You are such an awesome friend and I love you... I will stay on the phone as long as it takes... I love your post and I'm so happy that I can help... now go get to that home work LOL! You are doing fantastic and deserve and A+ ((hugs))

Dawn

Cher said...

Wish you were learning GIMP. I'd learn with you. I can't afford Photoshop!

The Texas Woman

Jennifer White said...

Deb, I need to do the same thing...I am a Photoshop virgin in every sense. I have CS4 but am a bit afraid of jumping in...you have a beautiful blog!!! I have to page through a few more days back and check things out... thank you for commenting on my blog the other day, too..very thoughtful of you.

Anonymous said...

love what you came up with! it can get really fun i am having my son sit down this weekend and coach me on photoshop element. kt

Joanie Hoffman said...

Hi Deb,
Thanks for your comments! I am having such fun with this feet thing.
I'm dabbling in PS6 which I got for free so I what the heck, no pressure.
I went back and took another look at the Gypsy Cats. They're wonderful.
Happy days,
Joanie

sarayutouched said...

deb-great job with the photos...LOVE THEM!!!
i'm trying to figure out elements and wishing i had the mental capacity for reading instructions...the thing i'm stuck on is layering-like i've seen done...once i have a layer done...it's replaced when i do the next one...ahh the struggles of an amature artist...

xo
robin.

Brenda Seaholm-Wampler said...

Well heck, next time I see you, I am bringing the computer and YOU my dear can teach me a few Photoshop skills! Not that you haven't already taught me many life skills!
HUGS!

Sher said...

How about we have a Photoshop Workshop at the art bodega this summer. I will bring in a few awesome teachers...

Colette said...

Deb I love your self exploration. It's so liberating for me to come here and see another woman braving artful self portraits. Beautiful effects here. The combination of photos. Just lovely.