Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - Maxwell the Adorable

If you follow me on Instagram you may have already seen this picture of Maxwell, my friend's English bull dog...


But darn't, he's just too adorable. I couldn't help myself when I had another opportunity to share that adorableness with you.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - 30 Years and Fantastic Friends

This past weekend my hubby threw me a birthday party.  I have to say, I forgot how much fun they can be.  Cake, presents, and best of all...friends!


While I didn't have much of an opportunity to take photos...I did manage to snag a quick one of this cutie:


All things considered, if this is the way year 30 starts, I can't wait to see what comes next!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Wordless (Almost) Wednesday - Julianna

Still working on those photos mentioned last week.  Because of this, I give you a couple more teaser pictures from a recent visit with lovely Julianna and family:



This is my first attempt at layering an image in hopes of decreasing blanket/background wrinkles.  Here's what I did in Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 (yes, I know should really upgrade)...

1. Create a duplicate of the original photo.
2. Select the duplicate photo.
3. Add a layer to adjust the levels of the duplicate.
3. Decrease the light by moving the black slider over to the right until the blanket becomes blackness.
4. Select the original photo.
5. Drag the duplicate onto the original to create a layer with the duplicate photo.
6. Select the now duplicate layer
7. Add a layer mask - reveal all
8. Select the brush tool - Mode exclusion
9. Brush over the parts of the photo I want to look as they did in the original (the baby's face, arms, blanket).

I know there must be an easier way to do this...so if anyone has any tips or suggestions, please add them to the comments below.  Feedback is much appreciated.

Oh, and don't forget ...link up below if you'd like to share your WW!  Thanks!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - Find the Selfie

Took this picture during a recent photo shoot (longer post coming about that soon).  After editing, I noticed something a bit out of place...do you see it?

Big Sis

How about now?

Big Sis - Close up