The month of love is over, however, I still have more love to share. I’ve done some of it retroactively, but since I just did this tonight (finally), I didn’t want to lie on my blog.
A few weeks ago, I saw a this great picture on Nicole Hill’s blog that had been edited using something called tilt-shift. Not being super into photoshop, I’d never heard of this (come to find out it is all the rage). Anyway, I really wanted to try this out, but I needed to be able to take some pictures from the right angles. So, while in New York, I took the opportunity to take some pictures for the sole purpose of being able to practice editing them.
I kind of forgot about them once I downloaded the pictures, and then tonight on my reader I saw this post on a friend’s family blog and it reminded me that I wanted to do try it out. Kelly had told me that I could find a tilt-shift action, so I did and downloaded it. (If you want to know how to do it without an action, there’s a great tutorial–and example–here.)
Here are my first attempts at using it:
Now that I have used the action, I have realized that this is not as easy as I had hoped–is anything?–but it is fun to play with photoshop. I tried to use a few different techniques and I can definitely tell the difference. Lots to learn, but very fun!
March 1 (in place of Feb. 25) – I love learning new skills…even if it isn’t as easy as it looks.