Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Having fun with Photoshop

well, I finally sent in a subscription to Photoshop and got my magazine yesterday. It has a few tutorials and one of them was to create these lightbeams behind writing. Here is the page I made with it

the light didn't exactly come out the way the said but I made it work anyway. I sent them an email asking for help but haven't heard back yet. There is one step where you are supposed to use the radial filter and for them it created light beam, for me they were more boxy looking. It still came out okay. I did the extractions with the extract filter, that was really fun. Michael loves it, he was smiling and asked me how I did it. Where to start...:)

Today the sun came out again and I was able to take some pictures outside. There are little green things coming up everywhere and I put on my 90mm lens to get some shots

The top one is a tiny little weed growing between my cement slabs and the bottom is a tiny moss plant.

Sunday we were over at Helen's and Gabrielle brought TG over to show Missy. Here is a picture of the two of them

She is so unbelievably soft and cute, I just love that cat :)
Okay, let me get the pages out of the way

The top one is done with pictures taken at Fr. Sylvan's. I will make a few more pages from that day
The bottom one is my sister and I. I made this for the Heritage challenge at DD. We were supposed to use a picture we would like to know more about. I just put a little spin on it and changed it a little. It actually made it to GSO (Gallery Standouts) today. Yeah!

That's all I have done, but it's only been a couple of days. I need to start printing my pages. I prepaid for hundreds of them when they had the sales on, so now I have them all uploaded and just have to order them. I got ringbooks for all the kids and a large one for the family. It will be nice to get them so we can all look at them.
I went to the dentist yesterday and he filed my crown down. It's way better, I can chew on it now, but it still is not perfect. I can still feel hard stuff, but I think I will just live with it and not worry about it.
What do you all think about the Healthcare passage? I have been really depressed about it, I think it's going to be really bad for all of us... I try not to do politics too much, but this is really a biggy!
Well, that's it for tonight. Thanks for visiting my blog Katie, I hope you'll be coming back often :)


Jeanne said...

Fabulous work, Anke! I got a good giggle over the heritage layout. Too funny! The one of Michael is awesome, but I didn't follow what you wrote about it too well. It's beyond my scope, I guess! LOL

Healthcare bill? Not one to talk about politics either, I will admit to being very nervous about it. I wonder what your hubby thinks. Isn't he a doctor?

Katie said...

I am trying to figure this out...I am enjoying this blog way too much!!! mostly your words and insights and the way you display your photos are so inspiring to me as a mom Anke, you are amazing, I love the one with the legs and what you wrote I better go clean my house before I start crying!!!!!

Barb said...

Anke, the pics are just too good!! Love them. Tell me, what is the Photoshop magazine? Sounds like I would love it!!

I just love your work, Anke. I just look and look and look, I guess hoping it will sink in and change my ways!! LOL

jeanne said...

Wowsers! That top layout is amazing. Love it!!! Love the photos too!!!

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