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

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Black and White with a Touch of Color

Hello dear readers…

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!

My father-in-law.

My father-in-law.

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.

Thanks for stopping by!  I appreciate your comments and likes!

Judy

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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
All text and images are copyright © 2002-2013 and are the exclusive property of Judy Johnson (unless otherwise indicated). All Rights Reserved. All Images are protected under United States and International copyright laws. None of the images on this site are in the Public Domain.