I like to learn... but it's sometimes hard to do. Especially when it comes to software that has a BAZILLION bells, whistles, small animals turning the gears, intricate dances between mechanisms... what?
I do have a few things going against me....
- My computer is ancient
- My camera is ancient
- That's about it
However... I do have a few things going FOR me...
- I am really curious about the art of photography
- I love computers and software and learning them both
- I have a blog that I feel this strange need to update all the time, and I need things to write about.
So here I am. Learning photoshop. And I thought that tonight, Friday night at 12:11am (so, if we're being really acurate it is Saturday morning), and I am sharing some of the things I learned tonight.
Defining and Sharpening makes a huge difference. Also, the Colorado sky doesn't need much work to be strikingly gorgeous (and neither does my husband).
Eyes are the key to any close-ups. By highlighting and shadowing, it ads a lot of depth to the photo!
I can't even remember what I did here.... but don't you wish that you could put on photoshop makeup in the morning?
This picture was of horrible quality. But, even as pixelated as it was, I did some highlighting of our faces, and put a slight vingette around the shot and BAM my siblings-in-law look hot.
I am trying to not just slap filters on every photo... even though it is very instantly gratifying. I really want to learn how to make a photo look natural, just with a pop. However, I couldn't resist this shot... I mean I am biased... but these guys look so bad ass.
So that's all I have so far... I have the weekend to myself (Burley is learning to fly fish... GO BURELY GO!) so maybe i'll blow my mind out with all of the tutorials I Google and come Monday, you won't even know what hit you.