Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Why I Love Photoshop

I take so many pictures of the kids - SOOOOOOOO many pictures of them. So many, that many (or really MOST) of the pictures I take aren't really good at all. They're too dark, too grainy, to blah. . . blah. . . blah. This is the reason I love Photoshop! It helps make my oh-so-hum-drum pictures into lovely little photos of my kids.

For example: Here's a non-edited photo that I took of my boy when we were outside the other evening. I had been taking pictures inside the house, and my ISO was still on 800 when I was shooting this shot (just so you know, it should be around 100 for a bright lovely day like this). Yikes!

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As you can see, it's all wrong. He's too dark, and the photo is super grainy. Although you can tell he's got a sweet little expression, you can't see it because of the dark shadow across his face.


Now, I won't be able to 100% salvage this photo, but I can make it into a sweet little shot of my boy with the help of Photoshop.
Here's the new deal with a bit of editing. . . .

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I wanted to give it a nice old-timey sort of feel, and after some brightening and editing, I think I accomplished that goal!


So see . . . . with the help of a little photo editing, anyone can shoot better photos! There are several free versions of photo editing software on the web, and if you are interested in learning more about some of these, just let me know and I can send you some links to some highly rated free downloads!
Happy editing!

2 comments:

Twix said...
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Twix said...

I did it! Check out this page:
http://www.google.com/support/blogger/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=42398
I didn't see the trash icon at first but switched my firewall and it was there.