Editing and experimenting…

Well I finally got it! Photoshop Elements 10! So far so good it’s not much different from the Elements 7 I have but there are a few nice new little things that I like. And what I really like is that I didn’t have to re-learn how to use the whole program like I did when I switched from Corel Paintshop Prox3. I was able to also move all the wonderful actions that Rita at the CoffeeShop Blog has made into with no problems. 🙂 I am sure there are still many things I will need to learn and experiment with on it but I am a happy camper and elements 10 doesn’t seem to crash as much as 7 did on me, which means a lot less yelling and cursing at my computer lol :-).

So the last week I have been playing with different photos and reading different tutorials on how to do things and am getting more confident in my editing. Now I just need to get out and take more photos…I am hoping that spring will show up sooner rather than later. Even though our winter has been really amazing here in Manitoba this year everything is still a dull brown and with the melting temps everything seems to get mucky and dirty. No excuse I know for not getting out but one of these days I will…Knowing me I’d end up lost somewhere in the country because we haven’t lived here that long, I am hoping one of these days my boyfriend who grew up in the area will be able to take me on a drive around and find some old buildings and such to take pictures of.

Because I was getting a little frustrated with editing only the pictures I have taken over and over again my friend Julia sent me some of the photos she took on her trip to Australia about 10 years ago. Talk about a beautiful country!! One day when I will the lottery it is definitely on my list of places to see! Anyways, she sent me some photos and I went to work trying different actions and tips. She was very pleased with what I’ve done so far, and so was I considering the quality of the photos is different then what I normally work with. I was able to give some of the photos some extra “pop” and fix a few things. I will post a before and after shot of one I fixed for her.Here are some of the other photos I worked on for her:

There are a few more that I will work on in the coming days…But I can’t sit very long at my computer right now because I don’t really have a desk for my computer its on a coffee table and sitting on the floor tends to aggravate my back..lol…Hopefully we will figure something out soon…because I really miss my computer chair! lol

I had the next photo etched into glass for my boyfriend for Christmas, it is his Harley. I still have to get it framed properly for him but he loves it (I think) lol. So I decided today to take a look at the photo again and see what I could experiment with. I don’t do this often because I am my own worst critic but after I was done editing it I was pretty darned impressed at what I had done! I love the picture! Thinking I may not show it to him quite yet…I may have it printed and framed for Valentines Day..I’m not sure considering I gave him the glass one for Christmas lol..I will post the photo I started with and then what I did to it…Feel free to please comment on any of the photos…Any input good or bad to me is good input!

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