4.22.2010

And while we're at it...

When we were in Texas I spent about an hour each night laying with Finn helping him to fall asleep. If it meant I would buy myself 2 hours to spend with family downstairs, then so be it! And while a headstrong Finn fought the effects of sleep, I read and read and read over at Pioneer Woman. If you don't know her, visit her site HERE. She has lots of great things to say about photography, and even though I have a photographer for a husband, sometimes you've got to hear it from someone else. I was able to make sense of a few things that were still pinballing around in my head, even after photo classes in college and 7 years with a photographer at my beck and call. And to top things off, she has a whole set of Photoshop Actions for your photographs! With one click of a button, it does the work for you. The first time I tried it, I literally felt guilty that I hadn't had anything to do with the final effect. I was cheating. I think I gasped out loud when my photo turned FROM THIS:


TO THIS:
in a matter of seconds. Scandalous! Photoshop whizzed through the steps one at a time at breakneck speed, and I ended up with an beautiful antique photo of my great-grandmother's beautiful antique writing desk. And while I know how to create this look, it would have taken me far longer to do it on my own. And if someone else offers it to me fast and free, I'm a taker! ;)

So run over to her site and check out her tips. HERE is the link to the Photoshop Action Sets. (I had to Google how to install them on my Mac, but it was simple once I found a few tutorials to choose from.)

Now go and be inspired!

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crystal b. said...

So cool!!! I'm going to to visit the Pioneer Woman 2-NITE!

Lybi said...

She also has a really cute story of how she met her husband. Reads like a novel.

AND she has a LOT of great recipes. The best salad I've ever had was one of her inventions.

Jacqueline said...

Her recipe for chicken spaghetti makes the rounds at my house at least twice a month...