I’m in Love With . . .

I am in LOVE with photoshop. I never did anything with Photoshop Elements when we got it because I HAD TO READ A MANUAL. AND THERE WERE TOO MANY WORDS. David found some tutorials online, (which kept me interested long enough to pay attention) and we have been transforming our photographs a little at a time now. Sadly, I just started utilizing Photoshop Elements and CS3 a few months ago, so I have a LONG WAY to go to get all the photos I care about looking decent. I must admit, I AM ADDICTED TO PHOTOSHOP. It’s like getting your eyebrows tweezed for the the first time, and suddenly, you wondered how you showed your face in public for all those years with such unruly brows.

I love this photography blog. I have downloaded all of her actions, and now, I am just LAZY when it comes to being creative on my own. Why do something from scratch when someone has already done it for you, and is GIVING IT AWAY FOR FREE?

This is a photo of Hannah right after she was born. Poor little thing came out with such long nails, she really did a number on her face before we got her wrapped her up like a burrito.

This is what the photo looks like after running it through CS3. No more scratches, and of course, transferred to black and white.

Hannah has crazy long lashes. I wanted to show more contrast with the lighting and the lashes, so I used an action from this site to create this:

I love the lighting now. It really shows the contour of her face, and her perfect delicate skin. And of course, you can’t miss those lashes!

This photo was okay, but I really wanted to make it more dramatic, showcasing Hannah.

This is what it looks like after using the PW B&W Beauty from this site.

David and I STILL want at Nikon D80, but since he is a med student, (no income, just a lot of out go) and I’m a stay at home mom, (a very hard job, but the pay is terrible) we only dream about the day when we can buy a professional grade camera. AND NOT FEEL GUILTY. Hopefully this camera will do for the next 30 years.

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