Friday, January 29, 2010

Fix It Friday - Jan 29, 2010

The orginal photo -- what a great idea. This week's theme was texture so when I thought of my edits of the pictures I added texture.

Edit #1 -- fixed levels -- cropped it -- added layer (frost texture) and multiplied it... Than with a layer mask cleared the texture from her face.

I turned the picture black and white, my texture layer I put on hue. Using a layer mask I erased all the texture from the girl and her snowman.

Monday, January 25, 2010

I Heart Faces - Texture

This week at I Heart Faces their weekly contest is -- TEXTURES -- I decided to go with natural texture instead of added texture in photoshop.

On family vacation this summer. We were visiting a museum with a barn. I wanted a picture of the barn wood. I begged my family for one more picture. My family was sick of the Mamarazzi. Therfore, Mamarazzi had to get in front of the camera and hand the camera over to a family member.

Visit I Heart Faces to see the other entries to this weeks theme and some tutorials on texture in photographs.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Fix It Fridays

Above -- The Original Picture

Edit Number One -- Fixed Levels -- Than added my favourite black and white action -- call Warm and Snappy. Than added a black border.

Edit #2 - adjusted levels, sharpened image, cropped and added border

Edit #3 - I adjusted levels and than used CoffeeShop Color Pop Actions -- decaf and to finish it burned the edges with left on burner action

To see more edits -- head on over to

Monday, January 18, 2010

We are Family

My submission for the weekly theme - We are Family - at I Heart Faces. This picture of my cousin and his family. They are such a beautiful family it was easy to capture beautiful pictures.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Best Face Photo

I have been trying to challenge myself and enter the weekly contests at I Heart Faces..

This week they are calling for your best face photo from within the last month. I have actually not been taking as many pictures as usual but rather focusing on getting some editing done and some other photography projects I haven't had time to get to..

I looked through the last months of photography..

Trying to get atleast a few Christmas Photos before we took the tree down, I snagged my family into taking a family photo. Of course the girls grabbed the kittens. They didn't cooperate to get in the family photo but I did get a few with each and girl and atleast one kitten each. These are probably the best two photographed kittens EVER!!

This picture, of my older daughter, caught me because its captures the little girl she is quickly outgrowing as she is blossoming into a beautiful young lady.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

My first post didn't work quite the way I wanted it to. However, you can check out the products I have created at

Some of the products are from My friend Michelle and my, Alphabet Soup Line. Its the inaugural product for this line. Keep your eyes out for more.


Zazzle -- I Love it

make custom gifts at Zazzle

I have been working on a few designs at I'm trying out the widget in my blog...

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

I Heart Faces

I wasn't sure if I would find time to enter this week.. I made the time!!

I am submitting this photo into the I Heart Faces logo photo contest. By entering, I am granting I Heart Faces LLC permission to consider my photo for use in the marketing and promotion of their website.”