My posts may stop for a bit as I transition to new digs in Salt Lake City.
Writing won't be an issue but getting good photos of my projects without using photoshop is going to be a problem.
How do you crop your photos and color correct of you don't use photoshop?
I guess I could "stage" pages and shoot low rez in morning light.
If you have any tips on programs you use and love, please comment.
In any case I want to show you a page I'm crazy about:
MATERIALS: American Crafts cardstock, Graphic Circles model # 2013076, Lanky Upper Case Alphabet model # 2007011, Lanky lower case alphabet model #2007012, Basic Grey Fact and Fiction stickers, Plaid chalkboard paint, MT washi tape in red and red grid, Crate Paper bingo alphas, Studio Calico paper (strips), Studio Calico vellum
|For the circle arrow I just used some washi tape and|
a gel pen to make dots- so simple but so FUN.
I'm thinking of "joining the cloud" and using an online subscription service instead of filling up my computer with a bunch of programs.
The tech rumor I keep hearing from professional graphic artists is that owning software and having it take up space in your personal computer is slowly becoming a thing of the past.
I have my eye on Photoshop Elements- do you use it? Do you like it?
And also Lightroom. Do you use that?
I thought RADLAB was a subscription / cloud-based photo retouching program but it isn't.
It's a photoshop plugin that allows you to add pretty non-destructive light and color effects to your images. Non destructive means you can reverse any changes made- something that cannot be said for images taken on the "Hipstamatic" or "Instagram" smart-phone apps.
College friend and fellow Mariposa, Saidy Lopez, and I went to Governor's Island on saturday to check out Figment.
|The cloud pavilion which was made with thousands of milk jugs.|
Inside was quite the 70;'s funkadelic dance party.
Lola found many earthworms. And ate one.
|Not sure who these dudes (and dudettes) were but they paraded around |
we got picked up as Lola was wearing her T Rex costume.
It. was. awesome!
Saidy took this photo:
|It was the end of the day. Lola was tired and refusing to smile. |
I was suffering from extreme hat hair but STILL this photo ROCKS!!!!
That is what a good photographer can do for you.
Do not under estimate it.
This photo convinced me that
a. I need to pick up my DSLR again
b. I need to start noticing things like f-stop and shutter speed again. I've been messing around for too long. For realz.
There is no photoshop trickery here- it's pure light and a photographer who stood her ground till BOOM she got the shot.
Have a GREAT week!