Color Week!

It’s Color Week!  What a wonderful way to usher in feelings of spring, even
though we’re still gazing out the window at bare ground and a few piles of snow!

Day 1: Green
Day 2: Yellow
Day 3: Pink
Day 4: Blue
Day 5: Red
Day 6: Rainbow!

Enjoy~

A green plant provides a butterfly with a sunny spot to sit and rest.

A green plant provides a sunny spot to sit and rest for a butterfly.

Yellow tulips brighten a gray day.

Yellow tulips brighten a gray day.

A hot pink hydrangea floret poses for the camera.

A hot pink hydrangea floret poses for the camera.

Nothing heralds spring like blue Dwarf Snow Iris popping out of a snowy garden in March!

Nothing heralds spring like Dwarf Snow Iris popping out of a snowy garden!

Red stripes call to sailors from Sapelo Island, Georgia.

Red stripes call to sailors from Sapelo Island, Georgia.

The rainbow you can eat~fresh fruit and vegetables!

The rainbow you can eat~fresh fruit and vegetables!

Thanks for visiting!  Come back again!

 I started my second class with Kim Klassen today.  It’s all about PhotoShop Elements 11.  You can click this link or the side-bar button called Picture Pro-cess.
She is also teaching a Picture Pro-cess class for CS6 users.  Check out the link above or the button (side bar) if you are interested.

Judy

Ten Truths

Ten Truths about Me….

Not exactly my most fun thing to do!
But here we go~

Lake Michigan on a lovely sunny day in March.

Lake Michigan at Holland, on a lovely sunny day in March.

1. I love to be by, in or on the water.
2. My heart is with my family.
3. Sunshine makes me smile.
4. I love improving my photography skills.
5. I’m hooked on animals!
6. I love different kinds of typography.
7.  Travel!
8. I make multimedia journals.
9. Swimming, skiing and snowshoeing are my favorite sports.
10. I can’t stay away from sweets!

Photo info: Nikon D300, Lens: 8-250mm, ISO250, f/13, 1/1250
Post process: PSE 11, Kim Klassen texture Minus43/Multiply @57% opacity.

Thanks for stopping by!   Judy
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Texture Tuesday: Free and Easy

Today’s Texture Tuesday’s quest is to use at least one of Kim Klassen’s textures on any photo…. free and easy!

It should have been free and easy for me, but I just upgraded from PSE 9 to PSE 11, and had 5 days of issues following the installation. I can now edit photos and move back and forth between the Organizer and the Editor, which is a big step from where we started on Friday!  But importing a texture still causes the program to crash.  We’ve been in the forums, asking questions, doing live chats with PhotoShop advisors, watching videos; and on the phone with our son, a photographer who uses PhotoShop, Lightroom and other programs,  who’s been helping us brainstorm too.

I’m thrilled I made it through the process WITH the texture on this photo!
I’m hoping I can remember how I did it!  I certainly cannot use “Place” under File any longer to place a texture.
That causes an instantaneous crash!

I love to purchase fresh flowers in the winter…and photograph them.  It makes me happy to have them in the house, and
it reminds me that spring will come again~ someday!

Fresh tulips bring spring into the house!

Fresh tulips bring spring into the house! Info: Nikon D300, lens: 18-250, ISO250, f/4.5, 1/125

Info: Nikon D300, lens: Sigma 18-135, ISO250, f/4.5, 1/125
Processing: PSE 11, Kim Klassen Mary texture, Multiply ~39% opacity
Thanks for stopping by!
Judy

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Texture Tuesday

Guidelines for Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday this week:

*Use an image of our own with one of Kim’s Downton series textures.

Allium

Allium

Info: Nikon D300, Sigma 70mm macro lens
ISO400, 1/125, f/9
Texture: KK Downton Mary @51% opacity

If you want to try textures, Kim Klassen makes her own and gives some
away for free.  Sign up to receive them! She’s also gearing up for some new classes
for PhotoShop Elements 11, CS6, Lightroom 4, and more.  Check out her site:
Kim Klassen’s Cafe to find out more information!

Thanks for taking the time to view the new skills I’m learning!
I appreciate your “likes” and comments.  They really encourage me!

Judy

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Day 8: Beyond Layers: “Start to Finish”

“Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

If Mr. Holmes is correct, then my mind must be larger by INCHES this week! 😉
I learned many new steps and skills with PhotoShop Elements.  My mind was whirling.  (and growing, apparently!)

Now….if I can just retain these new concepts!

 

Blush rose.

Blush rose.

Info: Nikon D300, 105mm macro lens, ISO 200, f/3.2, 1/100
Texture: KK Revolution on Overlay @48% opacity.
Paint brush @90% to deepen lower part of image.
KK Vintage gradient in custom.

Kim Klassen’s Beyond Layers online class.  Textures and gradient are Kim Klassen designs.

Thank you for taking a peek!

Judy
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Texture Tuesday: Love

“Love is a language spoken by everyone but understood only by the heart.”

For Christmas my daughter gave me the lovely designed tea cup in the photo below.
The handle is so expressive; the cup is wide and curvy.   My daughter knows me well.
She knew I’d love the cup, and she knew I’d want to create photos with it.

 Knowing someone so well, that you can find a gift that will touch their heart.
That’s LOVE.

The tea cup.

The tea cup.

Nikon D300, lens: Nikkor 105 mm macro, f13, 1/30.
Kim Klassen‘s textures: Overlay123 in soft light @38% opacity, and
Softly on linear burn @19% opacity.

Thanks for visiting!
Judy

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Assignment: Day 6~Time Capsule

Earlier this week, I told you I’d be taking photos of parts of my daily life for my Time Capsule.
As I said then: we often concentrate on capturing special moments like birthdays, trips, celebrations, etc.
Those are fine, but it’s fun to catch the every-day routines in your lives, once in awhile too, especially if you
have children, parents, grandparents, siblings or pets living with you.

It’s interesting to take a look at your Time Capsules a few years from now and see what changes occurred.
Perhaps you changed your hairstyle,  your children have grown up,  you’ve added a new pet, or you
moved to a new home.

“When you look back everything is different, but while you’re living your everyday life, it seems
as if nothing is changing.”  Unknown

Here, then, is a tiny capsule of my everyday life.

TIME CAPSULE

everyday events

My story:Top row, photo #1:
I make multimedia journals
Photo #2: always someplace to go in the car!
Photo #3: working on the computer

Bottom row: photo #1: my husband and his daily wine
Photo #2: I love to read my Kindle
Photo #3: currently painting two large hutches inside and out… 

Thanks for viewing my Time Capsule! (story board template is from Kim Klassen)

Maybe you’ll make your own!

Judy

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