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Monday, January 12, 2009

DOWN & GRUNGEY

BEFORE PHOTOSHOP:

AFTER PHOTOSHOP:

Just a little snippet or example of why I love photoshop so much. I spent some time playing with it this weekend after not having logged onto it since before leaving for Christmas vacation. I 'moseyed' around in there and found a new way to enhance an image and give it that "70's surfer feel" as I like to refer to it. Ha ha! It is a great look for all of the beach pictures that I intend to make into canvas wraps for the photo wall in our house.
But then...when you really want to get down and funky - maybe a bit "grungey" as I call it...you can also add this...

So fun. So so fun! Photography is a never ending learning process. There is a 1,000 more things to learn about and be creative with as each new day passes. It is that factor that never allows me to get bored with images or photography in general. Each day is different. Each image can look one million different ways or take on a thousand different looks. Photography...food for the brain. Seriously - it sooooooo is. I'm very ready for my next photography class tomorrow morning as well as more of my photoshop classes. The sponge in me is going crazy and misses the soaking up in the past three weeks. I think it's an addiction. Really, I do. :)

I'm off to run some much needed errands today as well as ship out a couple more orders that are done. We had a very busy weekend filled with basketball games, snow and ice, dinners with friends and family as well as with our builder and his wife, snow and ice, hunkered down veg out time at home, snow and ice. You get the picture at this point right? Snow and ice. Aside from the photos above giving me beach withdraw & sending me into convulsions right now...my sewing employee/great friend, Karen, gave me a 2009 beach desk calendar as part of my awesome gifts for Christmas this year. For every new day, there is a new beach shot. I LOVE IT! However, she WILL get her paybacks for the torture she has thrown at me as I sit here and have to look at that calendar day in and day out. :) Shame on you sista' - shame on you. Your right...next time you just need to go with us to Naples. Maybe then you'll understand the depth of your torturous fun. ;) Wink wink! Love ya 'gur-fren!'
Much love ladies, Angie

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5 Comments:

Blogger Dancing Queen said...

that is amazing!! i wish you could come teach me some stuff...you are so, so talented girlfriend!

happy monday!

1/12/2009 9:34 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Good luck at your class today! This picture looks great; love the grunge!

1/12/2009 9:41 AM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

Loving the photo--you gotta share pictures once you get them on canvas!!

How is your office and Kenidi's room coming along? DYING to see pics of those!!

1/12/2009 10:27 AM  
Anonymous Dani said...

Looks great! What action did you use? I love actions and brushes and have a huge collection I use with CS3!

1/12/2009 2:59 PM  
Blogger PamperingBeki said...

Really cool!

I'm even dumber at photoshop than I am at photography, if that's possible. haha!!!

I think I've finally got my camera/lens combo figured out though and I'm having a lot of fun with it now. I just had a few weeks of pulling my hair out. ;-)

1/13/2009 3:26 PM  

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