Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Got Photoshop?

I was looking at some of the photos I took this past weekend in New Orleans.  It was a good time but some of the photos didn’t pop the way they did to me when taking them.  So I decided to play around with one in Photoshop and thought I would share with you the results. 

Here is the Before photo:

NO Bar 1 Plain smNotice that the sky is barely blue and the building although it is cool and old it doesn’t pop.  This is Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar, it is the oldest bar in New Orleans.

Here is the After photo:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA So what do you think? Here I played with the curves to make the building pop. When I was done it was ok but the sky was still faded so I simply used my lasso tool to choose the sky area and then went back and tweaked it with the curves tool again.  It’s amazing what you can do with the software out there!  I think the after photo might look like a pro took it but it was just me and my Olympus DLR.

I’m hoping that if I uploaded the photos correctly they will allow you to click on them to see them in a larger size. Thanks for stopping in and hope to be back with more of my paper crafting soon! My dad should be coming to stay with us within the next few days.  This will be easier on us as spending time at the Rehabilitation Center took time away from our home chores.  Now Dad can be here at our place and do as he wishes, or should I say as much as his recovering rebuilt knee will allow him to do.

Hugs from Conroe, TX!


Anonymous said...

nice job!

Brittany said...

Love it!

You know what a PhotoShop geek I am!