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      Okay ladies, I have yet to do one thing with my trial version of photoshop. I think I need to take a class or something. I want to do the twist for the RR challenge (use photoshop), but I need help! This is the picture that I want to use, but I don't even know where to start. I am using this month's kit, so I'd like it to go nicely with the papers, of course. Please offer any suggestions.
      [img:width=600&height=370]/wp-content/uploads/2014/1284216762_16_FT0_a_part_of_me_pano_.jpg[/img]

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        Hmmmmm……. I'm not sure what the trial version has as far as capabilities go, and I'm strictly at the pre-K stage but….
        Using the different tips and tuts, why not try a texture to soften the background and wings? Actually, just one wing on Owen's left shoulder, it almost looks like there's one there now….
        Lovely sweet photo, btw, Rae!!!!!

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          Thanks, Peggy. See, I didn't even know that textures soften the background. (I'm in trouble!)
          I don't want wings though. I think they are cool on other people's layouts, but especially with that picture of Owen, taken just weeks after he had heart surgery and we almost lost him- it would seem weird to me. I know, I am weird.

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            This is just a quick pass over it…. I didn't want to soften it too much….
            wanted to put focus on your faces…..

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              OOPs….try again….
              [img:width=600&height=370]/wp-content/uploads/2014/1284219158_60_FT34238_1284216762_16_ft0_a_part_of_me_pano__copy_copy.jpg[/img]

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                or black and white…..
                [img:width=600&height=370]/wp-content/uploads/2014/1284219359_60_FT34238_1284216762_16_ft0_a_part_of_me_pano__copy_bw.jpg[/img]

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                  It took me forever to come up with something i liked. Sheesh. ;)

                  [img:width=600&height=400]/wp-content/uploads/2014/1284227316_38_FT34238_rae_.png[/img]

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                    OMG, you guys are too sweet! I love them all! Thank you. I may not fiddle around with the pic myself at all!

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                      Wow!!!!! That's why I'm pre-K, these are just amazing!!!!
                      Rae, even if you use one of these, why not mess around on your own, if only to begin to lea?

                      #59433

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                        One more in with a strawberry action.

                        [img:width=470&height=372]/wp-content/uploads/2014/1284233249_38_FT34238_red.jpg[/img]

                        The only way to lea this is to do it . To tell someone what to do with a photo in pse from a creative aspect is difficult because it's digitial art. What I visualize is probably not the same as the next person. I can tell you how to do something if you tell me what you are trying to achieve but to make suggestions is all interpretation. There are a million things I could do with this photo but what are you seeing it look like?

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                          Film grain effect:

                          [img:width=398&height=300]/wp-content/uploads/2014/1284233969_38_FT34238_film-grain.jpg[/img]

                          Pencil sketch effect:

                          [img:width=549&height=370]/wp-content/uploads/2014/1284233990_38_FT34238_pencil-sketch.jpg[/img]

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                            It took me forever to come up with something i liked. Sheesh. ;)

                            [url url=/wp-content/uploads/2014/1284227316_38_FT34238_rae.png][img:width=600&height=400]/wp-content/uploads/2014/1284227316_38_FT34238_rae_.png[/img][/url]

                            I love this one!! Great job post processing Lisa…Wish I had time to play but I am still knee deep in cleaning and cooking!! All by myself…Gabbie and Steve went to the racetrack tonight…

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                              Lisa, you are on fire! They are all so wonderful! I am going to use the one that LisaG likes. I think it's amazing!
                              And I totally understand the artistic aspect of all this, it's just that I don't even know where to start. I have played around without looking at any tutorials, and it's definitely the wrong approach. I think what I have to do is spend a couple of hours looking at what you can do. I don't know the lingo yet, but I am going to try to lea. There is an lss about 40 minutes away that offers PSE classes, and I think I'm going to do that.

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                                OK..Just a quick chocolate action…And run through Portraiture to soften…

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                                  Lisa, you are on fire! They are all so wonderful! I am going to use the one that LisaG likes. I think it's amazing!
                                  And I totally understand the artistic aspect of all this, it's just that I don't even know where to start. I have played around without looking at any tutorials, and it's definitely the wrong approach. I think what I have to do is spend a couple of hours looking at what you can do. I don't know the lingo yet, but I am going to try to lea. There is an lss about 40 minutes away that offers PSE classes, and I think I'm going to do that.

                                  Rae, I felt like that, totally overwhelmed, until Meg gave me some hands-on lessons. That's probably what you need, someone to talk you through a few simple steps and to answer questions before you're able to do too much with it. I'm still a novice, because I haven't spent a lot of time with it, but I'm a lot more comfortable with it now.

                                  ***Lisa, love that effect!!!!!!

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