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Can't believe it's been nearly a month since my last In the Studio post. Obviously things have been quite busy around the Pertiet house. Three more weeks until we're out of school for the summer and a busy summer of travels begins!
This week I'm going to show a quick tip on how I focused the light on the two girls in this photo.
The framed photo on this layout didn't come out of the camera like this. BUT no actions were used! It's something that you can do simply with Photoshop [and likely Photoshop Elements too].
Here are the simple steps:
Step 1: Place your photo as desired on your page
Step 2: Create a new layer in between the photo layer and the frame layer and select the Gradient Tool.
Step 3: Making your photo an active selection, while being on your new [blank] layer, choose the diamond gradient and click and drag from your focus point outwards.
I adjusted my layer blend mode to color burn and adjusted the hue as well as the opacity until I achieved the affect that I was looking for.
Simple as that! Your photo has gone from ordinary to dramatic and you've brought the focus to the central image in your photo!
And I know I took pictures of the driving instruction car parked in our driveway but I can not seem to find them anywhere. Driving me quite crazy. Do you ever do that? Take pictures, download them and then can't find them? I've even got a system for my photos so I'm even more surprised I can't find them! LOL!
Now she needs to love about 45 more hours of driving before the end of October and she'll be the proud owner of a driver's license and I can resign my position as chauffeur! That will be a happy day! ;)
WIN my new Bookshelf Scrap Pack Layered Templates No.1 before you can buy them! It's a set of 5 - 12x12 Layered templates loaded with vintage frames, beads and brushwork! Mix and match for a special photobook!
The winning is easy!
Simply leave me a comment sharing with me what your summer plans are! Are you going on a vacation? Where to? Staycation? Just dreaming of vacation? Where would you go if you could?
I'll choose ONE random winner by Thursday morning!
Today and heck, for that matter, all this week it's rainy and dreary so I'm especially drawn to my cruise pictures. Going thru and remembering warm days of relaxing and exploring. Good days with someone cleaning up after us and cooking for us. I could get used to that life! ;)
Then I came across this picture. I took a number of self-portraits on this trip. Not something I've done much of before but Ali Edwards inspired my to look for reflections. I signed up for her scrapbook on the road class and although I haven't even found the time to get thru the full class, just the first lesson got me going. I've been thinking and rethinking how to capture this trip and seeing side projects in-between with these self potraits.
This week has me busy creating [guess it's good it's raining] to get ready for our 2nd Quarter sale at DesignerDigitals. The first release of products is on Thursday and then a second release on Saturday morning. And Saturday we are in the chat room all day with chats from 8am-11:30pm EST. Hope to see you there!