Sunday, March 22, 2009

It's not that easy....

....photoshop that is!!  I got my package of Photoshop Elements 4.o in the mail as promised from St.Helen's guy....and finally sat down and played with some pictures this evening.  Well, one I only slightly adjusted, but the other I wanted to change the color of the sky.  Four hours later......

Yes, four hours!!  The original picture, which the before and after are posted below, was a very cloudy day so the sky looks white, and I wanted to change it to a blue sky.  I tried the help setting on the program, but that was not much help (when is it really??)  So I went on-line, which as most people know can take forever sometimes!!  I found a video, which in the end helped me the most, but at first it wasn't working well for me.  Oh yeah, and it took forever to download the whole video, more time wasted.  I didn't have a picture of just a sky to cut and paste in as the video suggested.   I tried to use one and duplicate it, but that was just a disaster!!!  Finally after playing with the settings on my own and making tons of mistakes which included making the koala bear blue, then making the whole picture blue and trying to 'paint in the blue sky'. Finally with a bit of help from the video....I got what I wanted!! Oh, but wait, how do I export the file back to iphoto? That was another 30 minutes of searching on forums, which was a waste cause I couldn't get an answer. So I ended up just copying to my desktop and importing. Oh computers.... Next,.......nah,forget it.....no more photoshop for awhile!! LOL





.....before



and after!!!!

1 comment:

Matt, Kara and Hunter said...

Well the end product looks great!