St. Mary the Virgin in Fen Ditton.
A part of Wordless Wednesday and One Word Sunday, Blue.
A large portion of my day yesterday was spent creating a montage image in Photoshop for my digital photography class. While lots of others living here in the US were pulling out their hair doing their taxes, I was pulling out my hair over the learning curve of Photoshop. So my assignment had to have the following four layers:
For those who can already “do” Photoshop, really this is not so difficult, for me, with minimal experience it is.
The first thing I will say to anyone considering Photoshop is to make sure you have enough space on your computer because Photoshop can create some massive files. That is what I am getting at with the title of this post. The second thing I will say is consider taking a class. I will be doing that in the fall. For now I have been learning via things I find online. It works, but I thinking taking a class will help me.
Here is the image I created:
OK, so this was created using many layers, but here is an overview of how I did it.
The image overall then has a Brightness/Contrast layer and a Curves layer.
Mere hours later I have my final project. This is also what I mean when I say monster in my post title. Photoshop is a monster. An “eater-of-your-time” monster. So, if you are considering Photoshop, perhaps think about that as well.
Have an opinion of my project? Have a favorite Photoshop tutorial/tip? Please feel free to share in the comment section.
Our latest member of the family, Bubbles, is a male beta fish:
Wow, is he hard to photograph. There is the glass, the light, his color, movement…. I goggle searched photographing fish just to get a few ideas of how to get a good shot. We have had Bubbles for a few weeks now and this is the first photo I managed to get that I feel is fairly clear and representative of what he looks like. Fish photo tips? feel free to leave them in the comments!