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Awesome Contest

For the month of March, the website, Photoshop Elements Techniques is running a contest for new and renewing subscribers.  If you join or renew your subscription, you will be eligible for a drawing to win a full copy of Lightroom 4, Perfect Photo Suite from onOne Software, a copy of Photoshop Elements 11 and a Photoshop Elements 11 book by Matt Kloskowski.  This is just a great bundle of prizes!

I’ve belonged to this website for years and it is chock full of how tos and creative ideas for using Photoshop Elements.  It’s reasonably priced and, if you are an Elements user, joining is a decision you will be glad you made.

Check it out here: Photoshop Elements Techniques.

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My friend MaryLou has been on a roll lately, posting some beautiful creations (along with instructions) on her blog.  I highly recommend you wander on over and have a look.  I guarantee you’ll like it!    A New Beginning

Lost Treasures

I was going through some of my old photos searching for something I didn’t find.  But, I stumbled upon this shot of Ginger and thought “How did I ever miss this?” .  IMO, it’s one of the nicest ones.  It was taken with a Canon Powershot S5 IS. I loved that little camera.  Unfortunately, I do not have it anymore. We were just hanging out in the kitchen and I had to crop and frame in order to remove my son’s foot from the photo. It can be challenging when I have an impromptu opportunity for a shot not to have something distracting in there.

I applied the Clarity filter from Topaz Adjust, but the original was very nice also.

with Topaz Adjust applied

Original photo-no adjustments:

At least my son's socks are clean!

Fun with Photoshop Elements

I hang around Elements Village  on a regular basis.  Whether you’re new  or a seasoned vet to photography or Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, it’s a place you will always learn something new or perhaps share some of your own wisdom.  The people that frequent it are a great and helpful group.  There’s no question too dumb or image that will be ridiculed.

One of the things I always enjoyed and learned a lot from was the weekly challenge.  This week I hosted the challenge and chose a tutorial by Gavin Hoey to do.  It’s called making a 3D Ball and Reflection.  I fell in love with this tut.  It’s simple, fun and the final result is very pleasing.

These are my final results:

Some scenes from Puppy Tails, a 4H club of volunteer puppy raisers for the Seeing Eye.

Scenes from Chicago