Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Photoshop Fun

The best thing about getting digital copies from the photograph is that it gives me a good excuse to finally learn some neat tricks in Photoshop.

I saw this post on WeddingBee by Miss Gloss a few months back about Photoshop actions and knew I wanted to try them out. The actions are avialable for free download from The Pioneer Woman here and here.

It took me a little bit of searching on the internet to figure out how to load and run the actions into photoshop but for the most part they are really easy to use. When each action is run a dozen or so windows pop up where you can change the options. Since I am a "beginner" with this program and didn't really know what they were I just went with the defaults and waited to see what happened. As The Pioneer Woman states not all actions will look good with every type of photo but I think things turned out pretty well and I am excited to continue playing around.

Here are some examples of what I did. The original photo:



Soft and Faded


Heartland


Seventies


Sunshine


Vintage

10 comments:

Blablover5 said...

I like the Soft and Faded but the other's just feel almost like too much. If there were a way to back off the actions a bit and cut it to 50% or so it might help. But then I'm more of a picture purist so I could just be crazy like.

Have fun playing.

Jess said...

ou just readmy mind. I think i'm the only one without Photoshop though... when we get our photos I'm gonna have tohave someone transform them!

honey my heart said...

super cool :) love how the same photo can look so different.

Michelle @ My Wedding Report said...

I really like the vintage one.

Amanda said...

Love the sunshine one. Very vintage!

Jane said...

I have been so out of the loop because of school! AHHH congrats!! You looked gorgeous!!

Jenn said...

Haha, the seventies really does look like a photo from 30 years ago! I've yet to master Photoshop, but I really want to learn.

AN ATLANTA BRIDE said...

love the seventies retouch!

Kelly Merrill said...

I like 70s the best!

sanjeet said...

Love the sunshine one.
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