Friday, July 16, 2010

Experimenting with Photoshop Elements

Good Morning to all my blogging friends! I am really treading in unknown waters now! I have been experimenting with Photoshop Elements & really don't have too much of a clue on what I am doing. Basically, I am attempting to familiarize myself with all the PS lingo. I have been playing with hue saturation, opacity & layering one photo over another. I like the pieces I have come up with but they would probably look very simple to the digital artist.
Nonetheless....I had so much fun! I sat at the computer for hours & ended up with a sore shoulder. I am feeling like it was worth it for the enjoyment it brought.
Have a fabulous weekend everyone!


*jean* said...

ooo diane, it's gorgeous!!! i am only doing photoshop in the winter months...i took a class last winter and was completely overwhelmed...way too much time and the class was overrated and terribly i understand the sore shoulder part!! i think what you did here is beautiful!!!

Mary S. Hunt said...

turned out well!!!!

i have been trying to learn too
a good manueverable book
digital expressions by susan tuttle
explicit and i think it helped me the best to navigate around the program

PoetessWug said...

You're adventurous! I just wish I could take a good photo in the first place so I can have something to fool around with on Photoshop!!! LOL That's what I blogged about this morning... ;-) It looks great!

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Jen xo said...

i wouldnt have clue where to start, i can only the most basic things when editing photos.Yours tuned out great , hope the shoulders better...

Lisa said...

excellent work Diane! I'm the same with photoshop.. always feel like I'm groping around in the dark and only go there when i need a new blog header though my ten year old son understands it more than me.. go figure..
enjoy your weekend!

marianne said...

looks great diane- it is fun to play in ps & that's been the best way for me to learn. don't think it looks amatuer at all- but then I'm not a pro either :) have a wonderful weekend

Pretty Things said...

I have PSE and know only an eensy weensy bit of it. Way to go!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Holy smokies- you did that!!
Lots of our bloggie friends play with it- but we do not have a clue.
Maybe a magic camera to start with.
We wish we could learn it because so many endless possibilities- but right now unachievable.
Isn't that when you paste a piece of a photo on another and it looks like it was ment to be- just like you just did?
If that is what ya do- then you could cut me out and glue me in a picture- right beside you- right where i want to be.
What you did is magnificent.

Marilyn said...

Great job. The layers are beautiful. I'm excited that you are playing around with it.

Cathy Bueti said...

I found you over on Silke's blog! Wow! I love this photo! I have PSE for Mac and really haven't figure it all out yet! Layering photos sounds like such fun! Beautiful work! I look forward to following art! :)