Photo Fun Process

Over the course of this semester, I was able to explore an interest that I have been drawn to for the longest time but never dived into: photo editing.  I researched different editing software and settled on Corel PaintShop Pro 2021 Ultimate.  It is a one time purchase program and doesn’t require a yearly subscription renewal like other software.  The only unfortunate thing about choosing Corel PaintShop is that there isn’t a wide array of resources to use other than t […]

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To Mask or Not to Mask?

So my last photo editing task I wanted to try out was applying a mask.  Well, it turned out to be A LOT LESS exciting than I had anticipated.  However, I do want to try the blending mask technique found on the tutorial but I just couldn’t find the right picture.  So here’s my feeble attempt.  I still like what the picture, how could I not, it’s my doggie!!! Reflection Because I wasn’t satisfied with the mask picture, I also attempted to create […]

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Blending 2 Photos Into 1

I wanted to give blending 2 photos into 1 a try.  First I had to locate 2 photos.  ​I found one from my Facebook page of my sister’s dog Taurus, a now 14 year old English Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and the other of a turtle she photographed while snorkeling in Maui.  Next, I watched Part 1 of 6: An Introduction to Layers and followed that by watching all 6 parts.  The […]

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Removing Objects

I wanted to try removing objects from a photo. ​I found this picture as I was looking for a header photo for my health subject page.  Many images with the description “mind body soul flower” only have 3 stones, so I thought this picture was perfect as I wanted to include the emotional aspect of well being as well. As the Indigenous Medicine Wheel has four core aspects of wellbeing: Mental (Mind), Physical (Body), Emotional (Heart). And Spiritual (Soul).  […]

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PicsArt or PicsAnnoying

I thought the features advertised for the PicsArt app looked like I could do some pretty neat things with this photo of my favorite tree in Crescent Park.   ​However, upon downloading and tinkering around within the app, I found it to be tedious and basically annoying. ​This app has several flaws! 1.  Instead of having all the features accessible while working on one photo, editable options are broken down into categories that you have to navigate in […]

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Color Splash

I have always loved photos where one color was highlighted over a black and white background and wanted to learn how to do this myself! So first I tried the PaintShop Pro Tutorial How To Add Color Splash. Using the Magic Wand Selection Tool is typically a good option if the desired object is ONE shade and (as far as my limited knowledge goes) only one section can be selected at a time. ​For example, with the pink weed picture, there are several different shades of pink and several differen […]

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Photography & Photo Editing

I’ve decided to explore photo and video (if I get brave enough) editing.  I purchased Corel PaintShop Pro 2021 Ultimate (this is a hobby I have wanted to explore for a long time so thought this would be the perfect opportunity to dive in and motivate me to continue even after this class).  I chose a photo of me that I desired to beautify 😝 WEEK 1 First, I watched the Let’s Get Started PaintShop Pro tutorial video.  Next, I removed some blemishes, reduced the a […]

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