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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Want Better Photos?


Any who among us doesn't, right?

 

Sometimes the photos come right out the camera looking just divine

 

And sometimes they don't.
Sorry, Winnie.

So for those times when you could use a little sumpin' sumpin' 
to spruce up those images, there's Photoshop!

 






But, as many of you well know, Photoshop can be a booger to learn.
I'm still struggling with it!

Hometown Girl to the rescue!

 

My sweet new friend Susan of the fabulous blog Hometown Girl 
is having a wonderfully generous giveaway
and she's offering one lucky reader this essential book on creating Photoshop art...


I've heard great things about this book, 
so be sure to pay the lovely Susan a visit to enter this amazing giveaway.
Let her know I sent ya!

Click HERE to enter.

Happy Sunday!

44 comments:

winnibriggs said...

That looks a great prize, will go and take a look now.
Jenny x

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

Great giveaway, going to check it out right now.

hometown girl said...

anne, thank you!! you're a doll! hope you have a beautful week!! hugs, susan

The Little Red Shop said...

Cool! I hope you're having a gorgeous Sunday, Anne!

: )

Julie M.

ps Cute kitty!

diane said...

Anne....why don't you come join us as Susan teaches Digital Layers? It begins May 23rd =) I took her first class, Visual Poetry, and just loved it. Susan is such a great teacher!
Hope you are having a great weekend =))

Sue said...

thanks for the heads up about the book! It will definitely go on my "must get" list - I am such a newbie at taking pictures (yours are lovely, by the way!)

Sue

Linda said...

I just keep snapping until it looks 'OK' to me! Maybe I should learn Photoshop!

Theresa said...

Oh, I can always use help with my pictures! I really need a new camera, can you find someone giving one of those away, can you... huh, please? Hehe! In answer to your question about me being a nightowl. I am the most "NOT a nightowl of anyone ever:) I go to bed at 10PM and up at 5:15AM almost every day. I schedule my posts at night for the next morning. It works for me:) Have a blessed evening my friend! HUGS!

Beatnheart said...

Since I just got my very first computer in January, photoshop might be a ways off. I do enjoy iphoto built into my computer and use that for all my piccies....I find that if I shoot enough shots, a couple will turn out great and the rest not so much...I love the digital camera now as its so easy to get rid of the junk...Photoshop is in my future, that is certain...I may have to wait till I sort a few other computer things first...By the way, why did you choose your camera...was there something about it that is special...Why that one and not something else...Just curious as I'm already ready to get another camera...

Sharon said...

Thanks for the heads up. Love the kitty!

FILIGREE MOON said...

Anne, thank for the tip! Your photos are lovely, by the way. ~ Angela

DustyLu said...

I love this giveaway! I don't know how to use photoshop yet! Off to enter! Thanks friend! ~lulu

Shirley said...

Hi Anne, I will check out the giveaway. I can use all of the help that I can get with my pictures. I was reading some of you back post. I didn't know there was a limit on how many blogs you could follow. I learn something new every day. You have a wonderful day my friend.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Anne, I am heading over to check out the giveaway, I need all the help I can get with taking pictures! Thanks for sharing. I wanted to thank you for you sweet comment about our blog, your very kind!!! Blessings~~~Daphne

Jennifer said...

Oh yes... I am SO there! That book looks great. Thank you for letting us know about the giveaway!

Creations By Cindy said...

Book looks great. Be blessed. Cindy

Prior said...

YOUR pics are awesome! I've been enjoying your new look! Lezlee

Shelly said...

Anne Sweetie? I'm kind of likin' the kitty in the photo! Boy howdy, I seem to have all sorts of critters that "help" in photos!

I'm going to check out the giveaway, thanks.

I have a question though and since YOU do it, you may know the answer,or at least where to go to learn????? How do you put your Blog name/Company name on your pics? I'm curious for things like custom pieces I do,,,,Any insight?

Hugs and love you to pieces! Hope you had a good weekend! If you have time, come check out our cute "Junkin" booth of goodies from our show Yesterday! (My Saturday Post) I think you'd like it!!!

Shell

Debby said...

It is fun to play around with photos in Photoshop.
Debby

Julie said...

Gorgeous photos, Anne! I have Photoshop, but I'm totally intimidated by it! Just use it for minimal photo fixing....what a chicken, right?! I'll have to check out that book!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, my friend!

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

I will totally let her know! Photoshop is a pain in my butt. I am lazy and use mostly "actions" from Pioneer Woman, she has great tutorials too. There is some other technique, the name is escaping me where you can download these things from Flickr... but I can not figure it out. I have all these ideas for photos in my head, so much to express, but I am stiffled by my limited ability with Photoshop. My problem is I have no time to learn!

Rebecca said...

Hi Anne
I would love to learn but no time! So you all will have to put up with my snap and shoot and picasa... such as it is! Maybe next year :)
Love your photo's!
Blessings
Rebecca

Sandra said...

I would love to learn how to use Photoshop. Actually, I need to purchase this program first. *blush* I might be the only blogger who doesn't have it Photoshop. LOL I'd like to thank for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. I love love your blog. Have a great Monday.
Sandra

Holly Loves Art said...

I love your blog and your creative space is g o r g e o u s !!!!
Cheers!
Holly

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Anne,

I can see you are loving your new camera and what beautiful photos you have taken.
I love the sepia aged one and Winnie, wanting to be in the picture!
I have photoshop, but this dummy needs to know how to work it. The kids do things for me, but I do need to work it out for myself.

Have a beautiful week
Hugs
Carolyn

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Anne~I've just strolled in for my first visit. Your blog is so beautfully inviting. I've enjoyed taking a peek at your past posts. You've got so many wonderful treasures. We share similar tastes for the same design elements.
I find so much inspiration from my fellow bloggers, especialyy from the gorgeous phtography.
When I first started blogging (not very long ago) I didn't know how to operate all the buttons on my camera. It seemed like a foriegn language to me.
I'm slowly learning the process. I think the key is to capture what appeals to you and it will come across through your lens.
I've enjoyed my visit to your charming blog.
Stroll by for a visit, your company would be nice.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Dragonfly Creations said...

That is a great give away and will visit the site to leave a comment. Love what you have done with Photoshop, always wanted to learn how to use it to its fullest potential. Will add the book to my Amazon wish list, who knows............

Privet and Holly said...

Good Morning, Dear Anne! You KNOW that I struggle with good photos, and I LOVE Susan, so I will amble over there in a moment and enter her contest! I am still working on finding an e-class for photography and wanted to let you know that I am now on two a few that are FREE and perhaps a good place for us to start?? My Sony a230 is antsy for me to arm myself with A LOT more knowledge, as am I! I hope that you had a wonderful weekend and THANK YOU for starting my week out with your lovely thoughts.
xx P&H

Privet and Holly said...

PS: Funny, when I said that I'm on "two" a few, there are actually TWO that are free. It's 5:52AM and guess I better put the kettle on!! xx

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Hey Anne, well I know I definiely could use some help with my photos...is is me or my camera? Photoshop has certainly got the better of me.

So, I'm heading on over to visit Susan now cause I want that book!

Thanks and have a blessed week.
Susie

Denise said...

thanks for the headsup on her giveaway! I love how you textures those awesome ledgers!

Charlene said...

Struggle with Photoshop????? OH YEAH!!!!!!!! Thanks for the heads up on the give away & the book. I SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO need it. Hope you have a wonderful week! Charlene

krys kirkpatrick said...

This looked so great...I ordered it on Amazon. I think I might take her class too. But...I also need a class on how to use my camera....I need more hours in the day. Thank-you for the visit.

ZAIRA said...

Dearest Anne, I totaly understand you...I'm still working about photoshop learning. But we can make it ;) A warm hug for you!!!

Morning T said...

Your photos are lovely! I'm heading over to Susan's blog now to enter, I need all the help I can get.
Happy Monday,
T

tara said...

Aint that the truth, although Winnie looks like a cutie!!! Purrrr! hope you had a good weekend~

Riki Schumacher said...

Thanks for the tip on her giveaway!! Love your kitty. Hugs, Riki

Chrissy said...

Your photos are some of the best....thanks! x0x0x

AllyJo said...

Anne!!! How are you? How did you get this font on your blog?

I wanted to ask you...and I will pay whatever you want if you find something....

But my parents wedding reception was held in downtown I think the Bluebonnet Hotel (I think that was the name of it). I think they tore it down for the Hospital, or Schreiners...who knows. All I know is it's not there any more. If you find photos or post cards or anything regarding the hotel, let me know would ya.

cityfarmer said...

... what's a farmgirl with a canon rebel to do ... no time ...
I DO love picnik ... guess I'll be hanging out in the geek camp for such a time as this ...

Debra@Common Ground said...

Winnie, we love your sweet picture checkin' out the journals, and hear you love paper roses. Come by to visit your kitty cousins, we've been helping our mom sew.
2 head butts,
the misses, wrigley and jenkins

The Flying Bee said...

You know I can't pass this one up...I'm on my way to check her out now!

You're gettin good with that camera!

Hey...are you going to be at W & T's on the 5th?

xo,
Adrienne

Creations By Cindy said...

Girl, head on over to my blog. You have an award. Be blessed. Cindy

Jill said...

Thanks for the heads up on a great give-away! I also love your new banner--maybe it's been up awhile but I got behind on visiting my favorite blogs!

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