Sunday, March 28, 2010

Fun With Curves

I was playing around in PhotoShop with this image I captured while touring Chateau Laroche (Loveland Castle in Loveland, Ohio). The second image came from just going crazy with the Curves Adjustment Tool

Not sure if I'd ever hang it on my wall but it sure gave the image a new look.

I plan on doing a major post covering my visit in my My Hometown Ohio blog.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Zephyr Dancers I

Every time I take pictures I have a great time. However, add six Belly Dancers and you go from having a great time to having a blast. The girls were great to work with and they had a fun time as well. They plan on using the pictures to help promote their dance troupe. This picture is my favorite from the bunch so far. I had to Photoshop in the black background. The lighting is a little flat because she was dancing and moving around and was not where I had the lighting setup for. I won't share how much time I spent in Photoshop on this but lets just say it took some time.

This one I've titled Orange Crush.

I will share one more. This dancer wanted to go for the more serious look. I wasn't sure how it was going to come out but, I think she pulled it off well.

I will post pictures of the other three in my next post.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Net 105 Graphics Class II

The class assignment was to create a chalk board with photoshop. You were not required to come up with this on your own. You were free to use Internet resources. So with a little help from Google I found a tutorial to do just that. It took me about an hour but I was very happy with the result. Following the tutorial not only reinforced what I had already learned in class but introduced me to some new tools and techniques. The more I learn about Photoshop the more amazed I become at the power of what this software can do. Check out the link below to see how it was done.

Design a realistic chalkboard in Photoshop