Our beach vacation gave me the opportunity to learn and re-learn a lot of things in Photoshop. I spent a lot of hours editing the pictures, so I think I’ve met my photography goal for the week. I feel like I’m starting to get the hang of the things. I removed shine and redness from faces, smoothed flash glares, swapped heads in family photos, and enhanced color and sharpness. I played around with my actions and tried some things on my own. Having a not-so-cooperative 6-year-old and some not-so-photogenic family members have helped me improve my skills. It sure is hard to get all eight of us looking good in one picture – especially outside with differing weather and lighting! Overall, I’m pretty pleased with most of the pictures, but it has definitely motivated me to keep improving. (Check out my Hilton Head posts for the pics.)
For my craft this week, I created a “D” for our baby girl’s room. It is a cardboard letter from Jo Ann Fabrics. I painted the chevron pattern using a stencil with acrylic paint and then glued a flower and button on the top corner with fabric glue. I think it turned out pretty cute. We are going to set it on a shelf in the nursery.
Feels good to have my goals done early this week with our next set of visitors coming soon. Have a great week everyone!