Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Some photoshop fun
I have good news. The humidity broke! And frankly, I hope it stays broken. It's so nice to not walk into a wall of heat every time I open a door and go outside.
The captain and I have just been relaxing, enjoying the fact that we have nothing to do. For me, that means goofing around in Photoshop each evening. I am just starting to get used to my new toy, Photoshop CS4. One of the big differences between Elements 6 and CS4 is Actions. Elements 6 does not support them (although Elements 7 does) so I have never played around with them before. I recently discovered that the Pioneer Woman offers two sets of Actions in the Photography section on her site and so I downloaded them and have been focusing on those as I learn these new tricks.
For those who are Elements users and unfamiliar with Actions, they are a series of steps all combined into just one click. They really shine when they involve a long, complicated procedure that would be a royal pain to repeat every time you wanted to try a specific effect. Many of the Pioneer Woman's Actions offer interesting special effects and I certainly appreciate her effort in creating them and her generosity in sharing them. I do tweak them for my purposes -- sometimes a little, sometimes a lot.
It's so nice to have this downtime to just play around! Above are some of my recent photographs, all receiving at least a little Action!
Top, Detroit. Next, the Elk Valley First Baptist Church in Tennessee. Next, a surfer girl at Sebastian Inlet, Florida. Last, Crooked Mile Cemetery on Merritt Island, Florida.