Saturday, August 18, 2012

There is more than one way to do it

I am sure you have heard that before,  that there are more than one way to do it.  Whatever it pertains to at the time.   Another saying is there is more than one way to skin a cat, but I think I like the first one better.  The cat skinning has been around forever though.

What in the world am I talking about?  Well, like when our daughters were small and tying shoes.   DH ( dear hubby) and I both are left handed and Taurus, scary isn't it?  Our oldest daughter is left handed and our middle daughter was right handed.  So we didn't know how to teach her right handed to tie her shoes, so she tied her shoes like a left handed person with the bow going up and down instead of sideways.    Never thought of that did you?

In doing photography for 24 years I did learn a lot and went sometimes different directions in what I learned and then went digital.   Oh please give me FILM !!!!  the color and depth is so much prettier but I won't get into that for now.   Digital has it's benefits though, you can play with the images and do some fun effects with them.   I thought if anyone was interested I could show a few techniques with Photoshop that I learned over the years.  Now there are several ways of doing any one task in Photoshop and I am not a wizard at it but have learned how to make it do a few things, my way but it does behave sometimes.     I am not a nerd, but at times wish I would have started the computer world earlier and I might have become one.  Can you see  me in little nerd glasses and a pocket protector?  I could do it, maybe even have to have some flowers painted on the pocket protector.

Now Photoshop has lots of do dads and tricks you can do and one is  to remember to keep things in layers and if you want to keep the layers always save in Photoshop then you can change the layers anytime.   Some projects may have 20 layers in it, but saved in PS you can change each and every layer with no harm to any of the the others. 

So if you have a question and would like to try something like resizing an image or changing the colors I will try to answer it in a way that a regular person can understand.   How does that sound?  Remember I am not a computer whiz though and only know about PC's to a point.  Although the other day I did play on a Mac and Photoshop Elements for the first time.  

Now below is a photo I did and then played with it in Photoshop and Painter the digital painting program that is awesome.  Now I do have to say Painter defiantly has lots of perks and when I print up a painting or have the lab print  it up I then go add some things like acrylic paint and have been known to add glitter ( remember I am a Texas girl and love bling).  If you look close, be sure and click on it to see bigger, you can see lots of layers here.   I know , being retired for 2 years now-nearly 3 that things have progressed but the basics are still the basics.  So I am open to try and tackle any subject in Photoshop with you. 



There you go and thanks for stopping by and seeing what is going on in my world today.    I am still doing art journaling and the good messy stuff and have a Crazy Quilt project in the works.  
                                                     xoxoxoxoxxo
                                                        Annette

9 comments:

  1. I just can't stand to spend that much time on the computer--but I do make make pages of collage images to use--with the copy and paste command-doesn't take too long. You are a Taurus--have we talked about this before--me too--no wonder we love all those beads and lace!!

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    1. I know what you mean Janet, that is one reason I retired when I did, to much time on the computer I didn't want to live on it. Now just here and there and that is good for me. xoxoxo

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  2. I miss film. I miss bringing the roles to the shop to be developed and wondering what they would look like. The anticipation, then the surprise of some great shots, the yellow lines of the ver exposed shots. It was fun!

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    1. I know what you mean it was always exciting to open the package and see what they looked like, I use to even keep notes on what I took so I could repeat or not what I did. Yes it was fun. xoxo

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  3. Beautiful girl, beautiful picture

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    1. Thanks Karrin our beautiful grandaughter, we are blessed with two grandchildren. xo

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  4. You are such a whizz at everything, x

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    1. Thanks Netty just gotta find what floats my boat now, hope it all gels together and I will get along for the next 20 or so years. LOL you are one to talk my talented Annette.

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  5. Oh Annette, I will be contacting you!!! I would love something done with a photo of my son and his girlfriend. Wow you are good. Pretty girl in the photo. Yes, you are a Texas girl with a very big heart!
    Hugs

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