Friday, May 21, 2010

Playing in Photoshop

I finally took some time to play with the Photoshop Elements 8 program.
Since there are different parts to the Mac version,I have been busy
learning how to edit the pictures.
I still have lots to learn,but there will be more time for that come winter.
Here are three pictures,taken in the last few weeks.
This first picture is one of our Tulips.
I thought this made it look like a serving tray,and I like interesting trays.
The blossoms of the Oak tree are quite pretty.
A little bit of playing around resulted in this image.
Finally,another small leaf.
This is a shrub on our yard,and does not grow very tall.
The leaves are this lovely shade of red,so it is  an attractive addition to the yard.
As I look at these small leaves and one simple flower,I am reminded that
we need to give thanks for all things.

23 comments:

  1. Beautiful Ruth... I have been learning Photoshop Elements 8 also --and am enjoying it. Like you, I just don't have much time to fiddle with it.

    Those little OAK 'thingamabobs' are all over everything in early spring here.. We have LOTS of Oak trees ---so the 'blooms' (or little thingees) are everywhere... AND they'll blow on our clothes and hair and on the bottom of our shoes ... Therefore, they will come into the house also!!!! Drives me crazy!!! ha

    Love your pictures!!!! Have a great weekend.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  2. Very interesting Ruth!! Love the pictures you created! That Photoshop sounds like fun. We have those 'thingamabobs' as Betsy called them, on our Poplar trees! Wow, are they sticky when they fall on your car if you have been dumb enough to park underneath - which I was! LOL!

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  3. Beautiful, Ruth. I have Photoshop Elements 7, so I don't know if I can make those interesting borders or not. I've only tried the Artistic filters, Quick Edit and Sharpen tools. It is really fun just to play around with it.

    Your enhanced photos are absolutely lovely. I don't think I've seen oak blossoms before, though we have lots of black oaks on our property.

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  4. Pretty pictures, Ruth. I don't have Photoshop but I bet it's a lot of fun to play with. These pictures turned out very nice with it. What did you do in these? Just keep the image of the flower or oak leaves and put another background behind it? Someday I'll try photoshop. Thanks for sharing. Diane

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  5. Wait don't I have to read the directions---Yikes!Have it but have used it little, lots of neat things. I got a book to help learn more.

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  6. Oh they are fabulous Ruth! I also use PSE8. Did you do these in the "frames" section? There is so much to learn in PSE8 that sometimes it just overwhelms me :)
    Hope you are having a FABULOUS Saturday!!

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  7. Ruth - I was so excited to learn that that middle shot were the blooms of the oak tree! I love those when I take a shot of a bird and see them! There is such beauty in simplicity and we often never see it because we aren't looking! Lovely!

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  8. Gorgeous! Nice work with Photoshop. It's a lot of fun, isn't it?

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  9. Very interesting Ruth. I love what you have done.
    B.

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  10. Beautiful pics! Isn't it fun to play around with photos!

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  11. I like the tray effect on the first picture! And the new leaf - I love how they are so tender when they first open.

    I remember my mom telling me that we had a blight in our area that killed all of the oaks trees, many years ago, so it is very seldom that we get to see an oak tree around here!!

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  12. I love the effects you got with Photoshop and hope to see more!

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  13. These look exquisite Ruth!! I've been wanting to get photoshop for a long time. You are already a pro at it!! Beautiful!

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  14. Lovely artistic work! I have the program on one of my Macs, but have never opened it.

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  15. Nice PSE work! I really like the simplicity of the photos and your enhancement has highlighted that.

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  16. beautifully edited!. Photoshop so enhances the beauty of nature. I find it all so remarkable and fascinating. Rembering the old days of film I cannot exclaim enough about the delight of digital photography. Enjoy. Ann

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  17. I really like what you've done with Photoshop Elements 8. As Betsy mentioned, we have it but haven't had much time to learn it. But I do like what I've learned so far and you have inspired me to learn more.

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  18. beautiful blooms! Nice pictures here...
    greetings from reanaclaire.com

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  19. I am so impressed. These are beautiful.

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  20. Gorgeously done! Love all.
    Blessings.

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  21. Really, really beautiful work, Ruth! I always love your flower shots, and it looks like you are having fun with PSE! I am loving your choices - great display. Enjoy! :o)

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  22. We are having some delightful weather here today. I have been out for a brief period and sat in a chair and listened to the birds singing and the mother robin scolding her baby about going there or here. The hummingbird popped in on me and left before I could really get a good look. I find I can fall asleep at the drop of a hat and it feels so good to wake up and realize it is still daylight. Your flowers are beautiful. I have some open but not much variety yet.

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