Monday, December 3, 2007

Getting the Christmas Spirit

The tree is up and decorated, the Christmas village is lit, and the stockings are hung in anticipation. Unforunately, it is 70 degrees and sunny. Oh well, that is life in Texas - I'm sure Santa won't mind.

Here's a photo I took of an ornament on our tree.
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After:

6 comments:

On the road again said...

I can't believe you knew that I slept with socks on. I tried to think of things you wouldn't know about.
About the Christmas bulbs. I like the before one best. Is that because I have poor taste?

Shama-Lama Mama said...

Cindy, I am curious what program you use for editing? Photoshop? Elements?

If its photoshop, I know some cool little tutorials to do some nice stuff to your photos...

Happy Holidays!!

Cindy said...

Photoshop. And I'm happy to get any advice you have. Do share!

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Shama-Lama Mama said...

Check out the "Orton Effect". Here is a link to a tutorial, but if I remember right, I had to figure out how to tweak it for photoshop7:

http://pcin.net/update/2006/11/01/the-orton-effect-digital-photography-tip-of-the-week/

And then, fake tilt shift photos are fun too:

http://shamalamamama.blogspot.com/2007/06/tilt-shift-photography.html

I have it written down how to do this somewhere... if you have any shots taken from above you want to play with, I can send you the "how to".

Check out more on flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/groups/tilt-shift-fakes/pool/

Shama-Lama Mama said...

Oooh, I also just discovered this site with video tutorials, which has one for the Orton Effect...

www.photoshopgirl.com

She says she is gonna have more tutorials after the holidays! Just popped her into my reader!