* photoshop fun …

Posted on September 13th, 2009 by melinda in Another day in the life of me.

Do you like pictures?  I really like pictures, just in case y’all didn’t know that already.  Especially since we started the blog …  I take pictures of everything.  My family & friends joke, or maybe they aren’t joking … “oh wait, melinda will be putting that on the blog or don’t you dare take a picture of that for the blog” and so on (blah blah blah) you know how family and friends can be.  Anyway, I don’t know much about photography, I use my kodak easy share point and shoot digital camera.  I don’t have a fancy smancy camera with all sorts of lens’ and stuff, but I have found that even with a fairly inexpensive point and shoot, you can take some good pictures.  Now don’t get me wrong, a professional photographer I am not … but for capturing my kids, my family, my friends doing every day stuff that everyday people do … my easy share works just peachy.  Plus, it fits nicely in my pocket book so I can whip it out any second of the day, lucky you! 

Today I decided I would be adventerous.  Last weekend while in TN, Thad helped me download the PW’s actions set … I don’t know if you can use them without photo shop or not, but they are really cool & they are free.  If you like editing pictures at all, you should go check them out.  This afternoon I played around with them a little bit.  See what you think …

I used this picture of Anna for a couple of reasons.  #1. I like it.  #2. it is easy to see the changes from applying the particular actions. #3. If I messed it up & couldn’t fix it, I have several similiar to it.

This is the original, straight out of the camera shot.


Now here are 6 different versions of the same photo, using a couple variations of PW’s actions.







So which is your favorite?  The original?  One of the photoshopped versions?  Y’all tell me which you like and at the end of the day tomorrow, I will tell you which is my personal favorite.  Of course, I’m kind of partial to all of them, I like the subject matter a lot.


6 Comments on “* photoshop fun …”

  1. Jodie

    the orginal

  2. Marjorie Markham

    I like the original of course, but if you were looking for a different version, the third one down is close to a black/white photo. She is so cute.

  3. Judy

    I love them all. The subject is beautiful. Both of your girls are so pretty.

  4. chrisi

    my favorite is the last one, but i also love the third one. :) anna is so stinkin’ gorgeous! lucky her.

  5. Bobbi

    I liked the 3rd one of the photo shopped ones. I must say, both do you see this Chrisi, BOTH of your daughters are absolutely gorgeous! They are both very photogenic as well I must say. By the way, Anna did a wonderful job singing Sunday. I like that song and on the way home I found out Caleb does too because he was singing it all day Sunday. We had heard it on 106.9 my fav radio station, I think that is the only radio station my car picks up, oh yeah, I guess you have to turn a knob, press a button, or something if you want to change it huh, lucky for 106.9 I don’t, anyway, Caleb has heard the song plenty of times but I’ve never heard him sing it until he heard Anna sing it in church so thank you Anna! I love it when kids are inspired & sing songs to the Lord. You keep on singing girl!

  6. melinda

    thank you all for the sweet comments about my lovely daughters … I am a tad bit partial to them myself. my favorite picture is #3.

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