There were some wonderful orange images shared on MoM last week. Thank you again for being part of this meme and blog. I really do look forward to seeing what you have contributed every week. I usually manage to visit everyone - but my apologies again this week. Life away from blogging isn't quite back to normal yet...
I did manage to photograph the beautiful bunch of roses given to me by a friend. It was happy surprise to find them, together with a very thoughtful card, on my doorstep this week. They were captured with my Pentax istDL with the help of a tripod. However it was almost sunset, so the light wasn't fantastic.
Editing was a little different this week. I started with Photoshop, adjusting tone and colour and then made a couple of changes using Topaz and Nik PS filters. Then, since I was spending some time away from home, I transferred the images to my iPad. I downloaded a new Photoshop iPad app, Adobe's Photoshop Touch 1.4.1 from iTunes. At $A 10.49 it was far cheaper than the computer application! What did I think of it? Fairly frustrating because I kept expecting it to do what the computer version can do! It was useful for playing with levels and tones as well as changing styles - but I found it really difficult to introduce new colours. There is an option there for this...I guess I just need to be patient and practise. I did, however, find it much more useful than Photoshop Express. Photoshop Express is better for instant, automatic changes, not individual manipulation.
When it came to converting the images to smaller sizes and actually adding them to my blog, I gave up. It was almost time to go home. So the actual uploading and blogging was done on my iMac at home.
|Photoshop and Nik Color Efex - Pro Contrast|
|Topaz Glamor Glow. Topaz Clean - Crsip Style|
|Topaz Clean - Crisp Style|
Because I was experimenting and learning Photoshop Touch, I didn't take notes, so I am not able to describe the processes I used for each image this time. I am also still learning to use the iPad - it is mostly used by my soon to be 3 years old grandson - usually educational and creative apps of course! He is becoming a real whiz and just loves it! The problem is, I have to think up ways to tempt him away from the iPad and limit the amount of time he spends on it. Usually Playgroup does the trick!