Sunday, November 2, 2008

We interrupt our regularly scheduled posting...

I'm in the middle of a long and fairly self-indulgent post about nostalgia but I had to stop writing because a friend just came over and installed an older but perfectly legal copy of PHOTOSHOP (Elements, but still - it's Photoshop!) on my computer! And, once I've gotten my feet wet, he's got a copy of the full version I can have!

Squeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!

Up until now I've been doing all my post-processing on Picasa - a freebie download from Google. It's fine for what it is, quite good actually, but it's incredibly limited when it comes to more serious messing around photographic needs. There have been so many times that I wanted to change this or play with that or do this that or the other thing, knowing it would really enhance my photos, only to discover, again, that Picasa couldn't do whatever it was that I was looking to do.

I CANNOT WAIT to get my grubby little paws, and my photos, in there and start playing around.

Squeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!

Oh wait, I said that already. Nevermind.

Anyway, stay tuned, who knows where this madness will take me.

Yippee!!! *Robin runs around the room like a crazy person*

PS Apparently somewhat sour but very fresh red grapefruits can leave a taste remarkably similar to cloves in your mouth. Who knew.

PPS For those following along, the fire in the flat downstairs apparently started because they forgot a pot on the stove. Good thing their mistake didn't get anyone hurt.
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10 comments:

Preethi said...

So now for more pictures!!!yay!!

Leora said...

Try the clone stamp tool. You can clone away anyone you don't want in a photo, for one.

You can get some really cool effects with masks, too.

Robin said...

Working on it. How do you get clean edges with the clone stamp or the magnetic lasso?

Maribeth said...

Have fun with that. I just love being able to play with my pictures. It makes me realize how far we have come with technology!

Phyllis Sommer said...

have fun!!!!:-)

Linda said...

Cool but also...

Try this.

http://www.gimp.org

Open source, free, powerful.

It's what I use, 100%. :)

Robin said...

I've tried a few of the open source programs but I've found them really hard to use. I need all those "technology for idiots" tutorials that are available for PS.

Maybe once I've got a handle on it all. I still have paint.net (another big one) on my computer.

Janet said...

can't wait to see your pictures!

laughingatchaos said...

Funny...I just left PSE because I didn't have time to learn to use it. And went to Picasa. LOL It's working for me and if/when I have the time, I'll go back to PSE. That is, if I'm not on a Mac by then and loving iPhoto. ;)

Linda said...

There are lots and lots of tutorials for the GIMP. There may well even be a few books :)