Thursday, April 24, 2008

Fun with Photoshop...

..well not really.

Yesterday I sent Dirt a mother's day wish list: Photoshop Elements (the program Audra recommended for me to mess with my photos). Then the reminder: we already have full Photoshop (loaded on the kids' computer).

Apparently I had blacked out this memory because it involves my failure.

Several years ago I remember confidently embarking on a journey to try to self-learn Photoshop so that I could mess with my photographs way back when. After about 3 minutes (I mean 30) I realized that I didn't even know where to begin, closed the program and never tried it again (I'm very persistent).

Tonight, I re-opened the program and began playing around. I still don't know what the heck I'm doing or why so many people use this program because it's so difficult! (Don't worry, I won't be asking for help, Lord knows that information sharing is banned on this blog). But anyway, here are my masterpieces (I will expect to see them hanging on your 'frigerators).

Yes, I know you THINK you've seen this picture before, but alas, notice the fancy watercoloring effect? The talent doesn't end, I actually painted this on canvas by hand. Okay, I didn't, but that wasn't really even a lie because no one believed me (except for maybe my mother because she thinks I can do anything).

Editor's note (yeah, it's still me): the 2nd photograph didn't upload, so you only get to see one of my masterpieces. I blame this on Dirt loading Opera on the kids computer and Blogger prefers regular old Explorer.


MOM said...

Get Photoshop for Dummies!

T5M said...

Is that your way of saying my masterpiece sucks?

It does, I laugh at myself in front of the world!

~Seth & Nancy~ said...

did you check out the pioneer womans site? she has some really helpful tips and step-by-step instructions. she has some "actions" that you can even download.

T5M said...

Yes, I've been all over her site for the last few nights - probably what got my courage up to even try going into PS.

I may have to get Elements.

barbarakuhn said...

Nancy says when you learn something new you get more brain wrinkles. I don't know why anyone wants wrinkles of any kind but, I'm planning to learn to quilt and be creative with fabric. I understand fabric not anything technical.