If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives... But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern. - Ursula K. LeGuin

Friday, June 3, 2011

Fun with Photos

I took a free e-course (Kim Klassen's SkinnyMini) on Photoshop a few weeks ago.  The course was only 10 days and gave you a brief idea of what Photoshop can do.  Each day we would get either a video showing us a new technique or two or a homework assignment.  Kim is also all about textures, so we learned ways to incorporate texture into a photo.  I'm not sure how I feel about adding textures.  It is fun to try but probably not something I would do a lot of in the future.

Here are some shots I played with during the course.






And here are some before and after shots of the magnolias in my front yard







I'll be taking her full course, Photoshop: The Essentials, later this month.  I really enjoy the e-course format.

6 comments:

Joan Kane Nichols said...

That looks like fun. You can really see the difference in the before-and-afters.

Annie said...

Hi Brigindo,
Thanks for showing the photos, and at large resolution. I like the "painterly" quality of your top image, but with the flowers, I like the natural clarity of the original photos best. I remember you had a photo blog. Is that something you would considering linking to? I'd love to see more of your photography.

urban muser said...

i took that class too, and enjoyed it. your shots are lovely.

jo(e) said...

I love the second photo -- it looks like a painting.

Linda Makiej said...

Beautiful texture work!! :)

Leah C said...

Fabulous photos!