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!
A green plant provides a sunny spot to sit and rest for a butterfly.
Yellow tulips brighten a gray day.
A hot pink hydrangea floret poses for the camera.
Nothing heralds spring like Dwarf Snow Iris popping out of a snowy garden!
Red stripes call to sailors from Sapelo Island, Georgia.
The rainbow you can eat~fresh fruit and vegetables!
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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.
Today, something new. We are to take an image, and apply a Black & White “Action”, or a Black to White gradient map layer,
and then bring back some of the original image’s color.
Since I have to review the lesson on downloading tips for “Actions”, several more times…..(it sounded rather confusing at first!) I decided to
use a Black to White gradient map layer instead. At least I do know how to do that!
In PSE 11, I created a new adjustment layer, and made that my Black to White gradient map. Then, I used the paint brush tool (in black) to gently go over
the brass key in the photo, bringing back the color, until the key had the appearance I wanted.
Next came the quote about Courage. I made a brush stamp for the quote, so I can reuse it instead of typing text each time.
I went on to make brush stamps for a few other quotes I have, also. That was certainly fun to do!
About the image: My father-in-law served with the US Army in WWll. This is his own Serviceman’s Manual.
Nikon D300, lens: Nikkor 105mm macro, ISO 1000, f/3.2, 1/160. Post process: PSE 11.
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Not exactly my most fun thing to do!
But here we go~
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.
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.