This photo was taken a few days ago in my mom's garden. It is pretty typical of the kind of photos you find here.
Editing this was super quick and easy.
But sometimes when the kids are asleep and I am avoiding the sink full of dishes and the laundry pile that is growing at an alarming rate downstairs, I like to play around with photos.
I suppose you would actually call it photo manipulating instead of photo editing...
Here is the same hydrangea as above that I have put through a couple of filters and color saturation taken down...
Now before I go any farther let me state I am not even remotely and expert on any of this...
I have photoshop...I have heard nothing but wonderful things about it...
I have never used mine.
Yes I have yet to learn to use it and it has been residing on my computer for almost 2 years, sigh.
I still use an old Microsoft program that you can't even buy anymore, 'Picture It'
I will learn Photoshop one of these days...when the laundry is done, the kids are bigger, the garden is weedless, and the camel quits breaking the fence!
On this I made it black and white, softened the edges, brightened, upped the contrast and then sharpened just the little fuzzies.
On this one I selected the pumpkins using a little tool that grabs the edge pixels as you work your way around them. Then I inverted so the background was chosen and made it black and white.
I love these little pumpkins they are just too cute...I'm going to plant many more next year!
A Dahlia up close and put through 6 filters until it looks like a painting!
When I was looking at the original photo I was trying to imagine what I could do with it that would be fun and different. I thought having one of hubby's bees look like they were pollinating an old painting would be unique.
So I carefully selected the bee to make sure I got all his little parts. Then I inverted the selection just like the pumpkins. Next I put the flowers through a bunch of filter till I liked it and and voila...a bee on a painting!
Even my kids aren't safe from being manipulated...well their photos anyway!
You saw this photo last week in my homeschool post.
This I did similar to the bee and the pumpkins but when I was all done I overlaid a grunge border I had...I must say I LOVE this one.
I think I will redo this one to clean up the edges of Sweet Girl and her doll then have it printed and framed. I have the perfect spot in her room to hang it!
And one last photo...
Kiss Me....I'm Irish!