Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Texture Tuesday Link Up

It's been a while since I've played with PSE - mostly because of my hard drive crash.  PSE reloaded in a slightly different format which has confused me.  I need to go re-do the Kim Klassen videos and also finish  start the Jessica Sprague class I signed up for.  In the meantime, I decided to participate in Kim's Textue Tuesday link-up using her free texture "Warm Sun."  I started with the following picture of Gypsy:
cropped it, added the texture, then played a bit with the color levels. I think that PSE is definitely a "use it or lose it" skill for me.  What about you?  Is it second nature or do you need a refresher each time you open it?

16 comments:

Alison said...

I have never used PSE..but it's on my list of things to learn about this year
Alison xx

Alison said...

Meant to say that I DO like the 2nd pic best!xx

helena said...

nice to see a familliar face in the texture linky. Nice use of the texture

I crossed the threshold of remembering how to do things in PSE when I chose it as my medium in creativity bootcamp last year - creating something everyday was the trick

scrappyjacky said...

I think Helena's right....you need to use it everyday for awhile...until the basics become second nature. I don't use it enough....and have to re-learn every time!!!
Love the Gypsy photos.

Miriam said...

Hi Rinda, how lovely to see Gypsy on Kim's Texture Tuesday
She looks even more lovely with her Warm Sun texture x

Cheryl said...

Lovely Rinda I too have to get a grip on the basics of PSE x

Evelyn S. said...

I'm just excited that I understand layers now....and textures...and blending modes. That's about it, though! I don't want to do anything that reminds me of math, though. ;-) Gypsy is a darling, and your processing works well.

Cheri said...

The stuff I use regularly I remember. The little tricks (like how to soften skin) I have to rely on notes or tutorials and go back every time. I can't even remember the code for fully justifying text, but I know there is one!

stepko said...

Oo your doggie is soo cute!! Soo cute with her little paw!!!
And the texture fits really good to the photo!!
I love photoshop and work with it almost every day...yes I'm a sort of addicted ;)
Wish you lots of fun on your courses and with discovering pse!!

Nancy Y said...

TOTALLY a use it or lose it with me! And I don't really have the time or energy to use it that often!

Terry said...

I know next to nothing about using a camera! Sad, but true! What I do know for sure is that Gypsy is so darn cute!

Karen said...

OH, this is great. I want to play along too. Hope I find time tomorrow. I think as you use PSE more, parts of it will become second nature. The problem is there is SO MUCH to know. The steps I use to edit most photos are easy for me now, but I'm working on some new skills now that take me quite a while every time I use them.

Amy said...

Yes, it is a use it or lose it type of thing, especially in the beginning, like Karen said though, you will find some things become second nature ... eventually!

laurie said...

i'm no photographer but, i have to say, i just love gypsy! she makes me smile, just looking at her. :-)

Scrappy Grams said...

I have no idea what PSE is, but I know I love both photos of Gypsy. What a cutie, I wanna squeeze her!

Sian said...

Use it or lose it! Not that I can actually use it for very much. Yet.