Thursday, August 26, 2010

I found some new toys to play with in Photoshop Elements.
To start with I wanted to show you another image of the Olive-sided Flycatcher.
Isn't this a handsome bird?
O.K. on to the new toys.
To some of you this may be old stuff,but I guess Im a slow learner.I just found these Grayscale Masks at About.com.
This is a fun way to add a border to the image.

A couple of days ago we had some thunderstorms pass by.
As the sun was about to set,the light on the now distant clouds was so lovely.
This image is taken on our yard,again,I added a mask for interest.
Note the Willow on the left,it was at the top of this tree,where the Flycatcher was sitting.

Here is one more shot of the same thunderstorm clouds.
I love all the details in clouds like this,and the orange glow of the setting sun just enhances that.
A third version of a Grayscale Mask was used.
All pictures by Ruth

Though for today:
Remember,there's no cloud too dark,
For God's light to penetrate.
If we keep on believing,
And have faith enough to wait.

39 comments:

  1. I really need to learn more about Photoshop Elements. These masks give very nice frames, but the pictures themselves are just superb.

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  2. I really like the first one--would make a nice card. The photos are very special though as George. I can't believe I wasn't the first to comment (only a few minutes after you posted).

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  3. Your words are always welcome Ruth. They're always inspiring and uplifting - thank you! I'm going to see if I can do anything with that - thanks for the hint. Diane (Pretty frames!)

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  4. These are beautiful clouds lit by the sun! I don't know how to do any of this stuff. But I think of a mask as something that covers all of something, and this is what I would call pretty edging or borders, wonder here the name comes from? Anyway, they are really lovely!

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  5. I have Photoshop Elements, at one time I used it exclusively but for some reason now I seem to stick with Picasa. I need to dust Elements off and learn to use the different free actions that are available now.

    Thank you for yor inspirational thoughts. I am definitely just having to be still and wait on the LORD right now. I'm hoping those dark clouds will soon pass.

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  6. Glad you're having fun with PE! I love it too.

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  7. A mask or frame is a nice complement to a great image.

    We have the Cat bird and King bird around here for flycatchers. Have never seen the olive version before, cool bird. both are gone, headed south...? Early fall commin in here, 42 degrees this morn.

    love your shots.

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  8. Love your photos, and the masks add a lot of dimension and interest. Good Work!

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  9. Love that first picture! It's fun to play with new discoveries like that. Love the clouds, too!

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  10. Thanks for the great tip, beautiful photos, and inspiration!

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  11. Hmmm, interesting toys you are playing with. I'm not as adventurous and love to see what you've come up with. Great photos! Thanks for the verse! Blessings!

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  12. Your little flycatcher stole the show, but the clouds were just beautiful all by themselves without the intricate frames around them. Your thought for the day was inspiring.

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  13. Ruth, what a beautiful little bird. I've only ever seen pictures of them!
    Great shot. I miss Manitoba Thunder and Lightening. Used to watch it for hours!
    I like the effects of you borders!

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  14. Tough to find enough hours in the day to do all the things we want to do (doesn't help to have symptoms of ADD ;-)

    But - PS is on my list of things to do/learn (I only have a real old version).

    Lovely photos Ruth - I love good storm clouds - and the frames accentuate them.

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  15. Love the Flycatcher, Ruth.... He is a gorgeous little bird... Thanks for sharing him with us...

    I haven't done anything with borders --but love to see what others do... My favorite one of yours is the first one. Beautiful!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  16. great photo editing... love the framing. it's cool. awesome words too.

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  17. great photo editing... love the framing. it's cool. awesome words too.

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  18. I need to learn SOMETHING about Photoshop Elements. Have it, but don't do anything with it. Sometime I will take the time to learn at least one little something. Just too busy.

    Like the bird and the border you added.

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  19. I keep procrastinating on learning PSE - I know it is a much more powerful tool than my iRemember - I guess I just got used to what I know and am afraid to try something new. But those masks are pretty interesting.

    Love the photos!

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  20. OOH! love what you have done with these clouds Ruth!
    The bird is unique too.
    B.

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  21. Frames well done. The pictures are striking too. Nature adds beauty to live. Admire it more and more and share it with us.

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  22. Very, very cool effects to the wonderful photos!!!

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  23. What PSE version do you have?

    There is so much I still need to learn - very fun borders - and yes - the bird is very handsome!

    Love that quote too....!

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  24. I really like the photo of the flycatcher and the framing is perfect. There are so many things you can do with PE, and I am like you, a slow learner. I've been trying a few things out, but I get lost really really fast.

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  25. You look like a very good and eager learner. Great job.

    Did you visit an erupting volcano and captured it in your 2nd photo?

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  26. So much to learn with Elements ... I'm only just beginning. The sky is such an unusual color.

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  27. Ruth: Nicely done, I may have to get that program one day.

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  28. These are all really terrific shots. The sky scenes are breathtaking.

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  29. Very nice. I love to play around with photo software to see what I can come up with. I have the full blown Photoshop but it's really complicated to I normally revert back to Elements or a couple other packages that I have.

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  30. Ruth I have to admitt Im a slow learner also when it come to editing. I love the bold bright colors so I try not to edit too much . I would however love to learn layers of different images. It cant be that hard so this winter I may try.
    Lovely Lovely work.
    Have a Blessed night and Sunday
    Thanks Ruth for you visits. You always always brighten my day.
    Lisa xo

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  31. Wow love all these!
    How beautiful.

    Blessing and regards both.

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  32. I haven't done a whole lot with our Photoshop Elements. I often find it so complicated. Good for you that you can figure it out!! And don't give up, like me! :-)

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  33. Beautiful! You are not slow Ruth - you are teaching us. I have never seen these in PS Elements before. I need to do some "playing" around with it :)

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  34. All of the photos are great! What interesting borders. I particularly like the one around that perfect flycatcher photo. Those orange clouds are very beautiful.

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  35. I loved the elements of photoshop you used for each of these photos! The clouds were my favorite!!

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  36. I can't say it any better than George did. I love both the photographs and the frames.

    Beauty such as this is truly uplifting.

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  37. Wow! These photos are incredible and I like the masks, too! i will have to look into those. I really like the first one alot!!!

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  38. The soft feathery frame on the first photo of the bird could not be more perfect. It's lovely.

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