Wednesday, September 30, 2009

More Photoshop Play

Can you believe it is the last day of September?  Where is time going? I am working on a secret project and am about 1/2 done. The deadline is October 5, but I just can't seem to get myself to finish it. I am sure I will get to it later today, but for now I can't seem to pull myself away from Photoshop.

Here are a couple of pieces I put together yesterday. They both use photographs I have on my computer. The first one is a peachy colored rose from my garden and the second is a photo from my sister while she was vacationing in the panhandle of Florida last winter. Both of these techniques are based on tutorials by Scott Kelby. If you don't know Scott and are into Photoshop, you really should check him out. He is a very prolific author of Photoshop, Lightroom, and Photography books that I know. I have attended a couple of NAPP workshops at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor where he was a presenter and have never been disappointed. Another author/presenter you should get to know is Dave Cross. He is as knowledgeable as Scott, but is terrifically humorous as well.

Another resource if you are into Photoshop is the Creative Techs free webinar once a week for 6 months. This week the focus is on the Pen tool. I promised myself I would spend time learning how to use this tool, but haven't become proficient yet. That is my goal for this winter. I could be so much more productive if only I could master this tool. Can't wait for tomorrow's webinar!

For now, I need another cup of coffee and then need to get in the shower. I have to get into town to send back a package via FedEx and really must do some grocery shopping.

See you tomorrow!


  1. Both pieces are lovely AND professional looking!!!
    Thanks for the link!!!

  2. I'm with Peggy - they're really great. You have such talent and skill with all of this. hugs, nancy

  3. I love these and want to go take a look at the tutorials very soon. I have them bookmarked. Thanks for sharing them.

  4. Thanks for the Thanks... LOL I call all my work Tat, so thats what you got!
    Glad it arrived safely xxx