Saturday, February 27, 2010


I Love Zazzle. I found this website when I was looking for the perfect gift to send my friend long distance. I ordered the product and had it shipped directly to their house with a note attached. Since than I have ventured into creating some designs of my own.

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Friday, February 26, 2010

I Heart Faces Photography: "This week's photo comes from Caroline at Frogmum. She writes: 'My daughter is standing in our front garden - I was laying down. It was a beautiful day, but her face was in full shade & looks a bit blurry. She looks too dull against the blue sky. I'd like to be able to pull the whole thing up and make her pop out without losing the beauty of that blue sky.'"
Original Photo

Edit #1
So I wanted to brighten her face without losing the blue sky. This first photo, I used brighten and contrast, and in levels brightened her face. I also used the patch tool to lighten the shadow under her eyes.

Edit #2

The 2nd photo, I selected the girls face with the lasso tool. Than adjusted the brightness. This way just her face was brightened instead of the whole picture.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Hands On - I Heart Faces (and hands)

This week's theme at I heart faces is Hands. I knew exactly what picture I wanted to share. Its a picture of my ( My Dad) Grandpa's hand and his precious granddaughter (my niece). To me it represents the importance of family and how each generation is important to the other.
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Friday, February 19, 2010

Fix It Friday - February 19, 2010

The top photo is the original photo... Below are my edits.
This first picture I cropped differently than the other three I did. Other than that, I adjusted levels and enriched the colours in CS3
This copy I cropped it differently and adjusted levels and enriched colours

I tried some textures in the next two pictures. First I made the picture black and white, than choose a texture to put over top. Instead of overlay I used pin light for this technique.

This edit is the same as above, but darken instead of overlay or pin light. I loved the difference.
To see other edits, please visit I Heart Faces

Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine's Day at the Zoo

We celebrated Valentine's Day at the Zoo. It was nice to see the Zoo in the winter. The Polar Bear looked very comfortable. The Lions and Tigers came out for a special Valentine Day treat.