I’ve always thought Photoshop was pretty awesome, that is until I actually started using it. I am absolutely AMAZED at what one can do with this program. Stunned is really more like it.
I am somewhat of a photo-nerd. I love photos. It doesn’t matter if they’re mine or someone else’s; I LOVE them! So I’ve been working on a project of digitizing all my old photos (more about that in a later post).
Last year was when I started using Photoshop more seriously. I started using it for retouching at work and got pretty good at it. This year, I have learned to add texture to a photo and create an ‘echo’ among other things. My arch-nemesis, the Clone Stamp, and I have dropped our feud and are now learning to be friends.
Photoshop is even amazing with basic things. While scanning a bunch of my old photos, I realized the colors were off. A lot of the time the old images are either yellow-ish and gross looking or have a blue-ish tint that makes them look like they’ve been taken using the “Smurf Filter”. Here’s some amazing enhancements:
Even after 100’s of photos that I’ve enhanced, I am still amazed at the difference. I think my husband is getting annoyed with me since I have to show him the before and afters of almost EVERY photo I enhance (sorry sweetie!)
This photo above is my no means perfect but it’s much better than it was straight out of the camera.
So why am I talking about all of this? My love of pictures runs deep…they’re the only representations of memories that we have (again, more in a later post). I want to make them look the best that I can!