Friday, February 8, 2013

Eraser - another E

E is also for eraser.
I'm slowly learning photoshop...geez, is it difficult or what???
So I pull up a beautiful flower to edit. 
I look carefully for any flaws. Click on this healing brush tool ... and, walah! all defects are gone!
I have a few pics in which the sky is just boring and washed out...I'd like to replace them with a cool sky, maybe something foreboding.  These pics were taken on top of Sky City (Acoma).  I won't post these pictures because there are strict rules about any form of publishing. I need to read them again before I post them anywhere.
I also have a few pics that I'd like to change to B & W while leaving some areas in color. 
I want to learn to add motion blur. Ooh and that dreamy look...wanna learn that.
 Well it will take time, but I think I will enjoy it.
After I've mastered these new skills, I'm going to tackle some self portraits...hahaha!  I shall get rid of all traces of gray.  Cheeks and jowls will be healing brushed away...ooh and that extra chin will be history.  I may go back to curly hair, or maybe just that convertible swept back look thanks to that motion blur. The dark circles under my eyes will be gone. I saw a teeth whitener the other day while browsing around. I must add some bronze/blush to my face and thinkin that while I'm at it,  I may clone a few things from some hotties.
When I'm done with all these little modifications, I'll apply that dreamy look...
But I do wonder...
where in the hell did my lips go???  is there a plumping tool? in photoshop somewhere???
ommm





20 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

The sky's the limit once you know how to photoshop!

Arkansas Patti said...

Dang, my cheapo Photoshop doesn't do near that wonderful stuff.
Guess you get what you pay for. Have fun recreating yourself.

Ashling said...

I admire your determination, and look forward to seeing samples as you learn the assorted tools.

One Fly said...

The eraser's are almost worn out and the pencils long. Just happened to notice that. I had to erase plenty in my day.

Jane said...

Well the fashion world and Hollywood couldn't exist now without photoshop! So why shouldn't we all get in on it :) I wouldn't know the first thing about how to use it. The few times I've tried to use the photo editor in i-photo have been a disaster.

turquoisemoon said...

Debra, If I ever get that good, expect a new me! ...and I do mean a new everything. hahaha

Patti, First you've got to start with a good picture. I haven't taken a good pic in years... :(

Ashling, I'm excited to start. I have to take some pictures of sky...interesting sky if I want to change the Acoma pics. I tried one from the internet but there wasn't enough dpi's or something like that.

Fly, Granddaughter uses the erasers when she comes over and draws with my colored pencils. Now she's got some computer program that she draws on...geez! times are a changin!

Jane, Have you seen some of their photoshop disasters? I'm just going to take my time and enjoy the process.

Manzanita said...

You are having entirely too much fun with that photoshop. Looking forward to seeing some professional photos from your way. Way to go, girl.

Introverted Art said...

can't wait to see your photos!

turquoisemoon said...

Ana, Me too! Right now I'm waiting on the sky. I need a very cool sky to do one of my projects, but it's been just gray/no clouds.

Randy said...

lol, Photoshop can be frustrating but such a joy to work with. I hope you had a great weekend.

turquoisemoon said...

Thanks, Randy!

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Ahh photoshop. I have used it under duress. I now am trying to use lightroom and it is OK so far. Like your erasers -- barbara

Dee said...

Dear Turquoise, I never realized that with Photo Shop a person could do all these things. Wow! It's like magic.
Sometimes when I look in the mirror and see this 76-year-old face I wonder who's looking at me. I'm older than my mom was when she died, at 58, and also older than my dad who died at 69. So I'm not seeing their faces. I'm just seeing someone who's older, older, oldest in my family now!

I'm out in the Independence area. Peace.

turquoisemoon said...

Hi Dee, I'm 65 and know the feeling. Well we both know the alternative to getting old...so I'll go with old. Your posts are so heartbreaking. They also drum up some of my childhood...nothing compared to yours, mind you. I'm in Olathe, on the Kansas side.

Barbara, It's a struggle! I'll have to check out lightroom. I first play with picasa (it's a free download I learned about at one of my classes), then head to photoshop. Then I go meditate...hahaha

Kittie Howard said...

Hey, girl, just dropping by to see how you're doing. And you've got me motivated to take a photoshop course! It does sound like a lot of fun. And if I a scratch card came my way with some extra loot, I'd crawl to the Botox shop...my lips, some Botox for my lips!!!

Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours.

turquoisemoon said...

Hi Kittie...oh me too!!! Boy you've been so busy. Hard to keep up with you, but fun following on blogger.

Kittie Howard said...

TM, after giving photoshop some thought, I realized I haven't the faintest clue as to where to learn this stuff. Did you find an online tutorial? go to a workshop? Now, I don't want a PhD in the subject, but would like to know some basics. Any suggestion on where to go in the larger community? Many thanks!!!

turquoisemoon said...

Kittie, photoshop has tutorials and there are some on youtube. I picked up some photoshop magazines at Barnes & Noble and one of the guys at the camera store I go to, gave me a two hour lesson...well not gave, had to pay for it.

Gypsy Boho said...

I tried Photoshop once and found it time consuming so stayed with Picasa. I too doctor up my photos at times and dspecially like the eraser tool which shaves decades off my age.

turquoisemoon said...

Gypsy Boho...hahaha! Luv the eraser tool!