Pictorial Friday Blog Hop 9-7

 

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Our son and daughter-in-law took us out on their boat for a ride on a beautiful, fall-like day. The air was warm, and just breezy enough. So naturally, I had to take along my camera.

The leaves are just beginning to turn so got couple shots of the trees around the reservoir. 

Then they treated me and hubby to lunch. Best kind of day when can spend it with the kids. 🙂

The photos, the only touch up that I did was to enhance them some in the Adobe Photoshop program. I use Elements 12.
Look forward to your sharing of some of the fun photography you took this week or just whenever. Always fun to see what others are shooting.
Link up below ~ you’re next…just click the little froggy button.


lavendar-flower-freebie-4-you-buttonMy Fall Leaf Frame…

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Sharing a Leaf Clipping Mask that you add a picture too and use as is or add to a photo or however you choose. I created it in Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 from a photo of a leaf, but should be able to use in other versions of Adobe and hopefully other programs.

The download is HERE

Just add your photo and then drag it below the leaf frame layer and it should automatically be displayed under the leaf cutout. Enjoy, and I would love to have you share in comments or on your linkup how you used this, but if not, that’s okay too. You can use however you like, credit given would be nice, but not necessary.

Below is example of how I used the leaf:

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Most already know how to do a clipping mask, but thought I’d share below an example for those that are new to clipping masks.

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Sharing with:

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Lazy Rain

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A rainy Fall day in Ohio. Good day to be lazy. Didn’t stop the photo taking though of the rain and a leaf against the window.

The one below I changed to black and white to share with Black and White Wednesdays. It reflects also more the dreary mood of the day, but the rain was needed.

for Black and White Wednesday

Happy Fall.

Remember to set those clocks go back this Sunday. Nov. 1st if Fall Back! 🙂

Peabea

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Pictorial Friday ‘n Leaf

Leaf Tree Texturized

Autumn Leaves Drift By The Window

“Make like a tree and Leaf” (couldn’t resist adding that one..haha) 😉

(this photo was actually taken out my back window)..:) Well they’re not actually drifting in this photo, but the last few days, they have been.

Added a texturizer and hue saturation to bring out some of the color in my backyard tree. It hadn’t started turning yet, but had a few pretty ones in a clump.

Pictorial Friday…..Click my little blue froggy friend below to share your fabulous photography so we can come visit. You’re next.
Saw a cute sign on the local Church:

Autumn Leaves ~ Jesus Doesn’t

Sharing my photo with my Pictorial linkup above Pictorial Friday logo w website and also over at bbswf

Peabea

Utilizing Cutouts in Photoshop

 

 

 

 

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Over the years I’ve used many photoshop programs, and my latest is Adobe CS5. I’m having loads of fun with it. Here are a couple of my first cutouts where I used a leaf shape and the bottom of a candle holder to make the shape.

What’s your favorite way to photoshop your photography? I enjoy learning the different ins and outs of a program, and especially like just seeing the different ways you can enhance or make your photos look. Sometimes though, I just enjoy straight out of the lens.

I have to add that the tip I used to make the cutouts was taken from a tutorial at http://www.thecoffeeshopblog.com. She shares some great ideas on her site.