Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The magic of editing...

I didnt really care for my Photoshop Elements when I first got it.  It was hard to learn... tricky... lots to take in.

But thanks to the power of books & videos & the internet, I am finally learning...

I was so blessed to take some engagement pictures of my friends this weekend... I'm going to post more pictures tomorrow - but I wanted to show you the power of editing...

Here is a picture before...

I was trying different angles of the cross behind them - did get a good one that I'll show you later - but didnt care for this because it looked like the cross was coming out of the top of her head...

But her face is just so cute... I love the way her hands are on his back too... so here is my after product


I turned it in cropping... played with the tones... making it look more "charming"... took out the cross - even took out the telephone pole in the background & cleaned up some of the landscape...

Isnt it amazing what edit tools can do?  .... I'm now a fan of Elements...

Stay tuned for more pictures of this beautiful pair....

14 comments:

  1. Love, love, love!!

    I have photoshop as well and agree...it's crazy with all the bells and whistles!

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  2. Great job! I have loved watching your progress!!

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  3. you do an amazing job with your pictures..

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  4. If I ever get married I am flying you to the Carolina coast to take my pictures!!!! Beautiful work! And that couple is just stunning.

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  5. Wow that is impressive. Love that picture. You are really good.

    Oh and if you do come to Kings Island, do give me a call. I'm really close. In fact, my oldest works there this summer.

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  6. Seiously, get in your car right now and get your butt up here and teach me this stuff. That's an order!

    m.

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  7. looks great!! love elements too! lots of fun finding new and free actions :-)

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  8. shows how bad of a blogger friend i've been! i had no idea you were doing photography now. this picture is beautiful and the couple looks so in love.

    congrats dear, i am so happy for you :)

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  9. absolutely stunning. You are a pro!!

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