Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Look What I Can Do!

The very first thing I've learned to do on Photoshop Elements (thanks to Allison at The Displaced Texan) is this!

I am so excited, I know how to do ONE thing on Photoshop now!

Thanks so much Allison for the little tutorial on your blog! Now that I have learned this, I can't wait to start playing around with some of my other pictures to see what I can come up with.

My entire life I have never been an "instructions" kind of person.

For instance when we go to Ikea and get a new piece of furniture, I ask Jon to read the instructions and then have him explain it to me! How bad is that???? I would rather just try to put together a book case or a coffee table on my own without reading the instructions! Of course it usually doesn't work out too well and I have to revert to reading them.

When I got Photoshop for my birthday, I thought it was going to be a breeze to figure out, I mean I thought knowing everything I know about computers and software that I would have no problem! Well it was rude awakening! It is so not user friendly, or at least not for me. So I really do have to take the time to read or maybe find tutorials online so that I can edit my pictures and make them look better.

Any suggestions from you photography gurus?

I saw they had Photoshop Elements for Dummies! Maybe that would work out for me, since I'm a total photoshop dummy!

Off to do laundry!

Hope you all have a great Tuesday!

15 comments:

Allison said...

nice work! those look great!

Mrs. G.I Joe said...

That is super neatI I so wish I knew how to use photo shop to do stuff like that...And isn't that where you make blog layouts too?

Stefunkc said...

Beautiful!! I found thepioneerwoman.com and follow her Photoshop tips. She has some for Elements as well. coffeeteaphotography.blogspot.com has some wonderful freebies and tutorials.

Have fun!

katie + bret said...

WOW! Look at you go girl! Very impressive!!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Very nice! It's way more than I can do! Ps: I love ikea!!!

New Girl on Post said...

I love those pics, as in I'd buy one and frame it! I have Elements too and I highly recommend The Photoshop Elements Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby. I literally had no idea what I was doing on Elements until I got that book. It's AWESOME!

Lindsey said...

Whoa! Cool, I wish I could do that!

Team Clancy said...

Those pics are so neat! I am going to check out her instructions and see if I can figure it out. I ahve always wanted to do some photos like that. Way to go! hose would look so cool as some farmed art! I am sure you have so many pics from your travels that would look so awesome like that!

Gleatie said...

ooooooooh, I can't wait to get you to do some pictures for me! You are learning quickly! Allison seems to know a lot, keep asking her! :) We made it to london in one piece. Now I just have to get through the next few days! I think I will have plenty of time to figure out how to post my awards!

Jenny.Lee said...

Those photos look great!

Grand Pooba said...

Yeah, I've never used photo shop before so no advice here! Those pics are awesome!!!

jlc said...

Hollerrrrr!! That's AWESOME woman!


And I'd totally have those framed along with the doors ALL over my house!

:)

Emily said...

ahhh! I love this.. I need to get a canon rebel camera and photoshop for dummies.. I have worked with photoshop before and even took classes.. but it has been a really long time since....
I have missed reading your blog! I have been soo busy and had cpr training today.. and just now today adn tomorrow getting back in the groove:) missed ya:)

Kebi Cedawna said...

I know you've already received it, but I couldn't resist. I tagged you for an award on my blog :)

By the way, I love the top picture. It looks really artistic and I like the graffiti on the wall. Well done.

erin - heart in ireland said...

Very nice :)

I find photoshop sooo hard too! I've had it for a while and can only do a few basic things, but I love playing with colors!