Sunday, March 27, 2011

Project 12 - starting off the year on the right foot!

I finally finished my 2010 layouts, and now, I can say I am officially caught up on 2011 so far.  I know it's only two months in, but it's the thought that counts.  ;)

The February layout was made with the ASD March kit.  The January layout was made with the January Studio Calico kit.  Love using kits for these - all the pieces I need are usually already put together.

Now to find the March sketch...

Saturday, March 19, 2011


I can't really tell a difference from a regular full moon.  But, the skies were clear and the moon was definitely bright!  I did a levels adjustment in PSE (I must not have chosen the right WB, I think I left it on "flash" oops).  Then a tiny contrast adjustment on some and ran a sharpening action.  Here are two versions.  What do you think?

I used two different actions, either one look better than the other?

Monday, March 14, 2011

10 pounds. 3 months.

That's the goal.  :) 

Off to bed, so I don't snack while typing...

Sunday, March 6, 2011

POTD - March 6

I certainly don't take a photo a day.  Some days I take none, other days, I'll take 30.  Today I decided to press the "manual focus" button on my camera.  I think I will be rereading the manual, since I really have no idea what I was doing.  But, I did have a willing subject, as you can see.
I didn't bother cloning out the stray hairs.   Just a quick adjustment to the levels and removed the color cast. I did use a new, free action from Pure Photoshop Actions (on their Facebook page) to resize and sharpen for the web.  I think I will be using the action frequently for FB photos.  I've been reading the Scott Kelby book for PSE8 and finally had an "ah-ha" moment with levels.  Now I just need to figure out curves.  If anyone has a good tutorial somewhere for curves, I would greatly appreciate it!

A March Sneak...

Echo Park = happy.  Love all their papers.  Even the ones for "boys" when I only have girls.
Great colors in this page kit! 

Ava in the wave pool

Ava in the wave pool

A perfect landing!

A perfect landing!