Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Avoiding Boredom

Yeah.  As if I EVER have the opportunity to be bored.  But I do love learning and I love taking photographs and I’d love to learn how to make my photographs better.  So I’m taking a free online eCourse on Photoshop Elements.  The class started yesterday and today I did my first homework assignment.  Our task was to open a photograph in elements, crop it and add text (among other things).  Here’s my offering:

Towzer copy_edited-1

I’m super impressed by the class so far.  I had to idea what to expect and wasn’t sure what I was going to get but the videos are clear and well-paced, not too fast, and explain things really well.  Well enough for my poor, drained brain.  If you’re interested in joining up check out Kim Klassen’s Skinny Mini eCourse.

If you don’t have Photoshop Elements but want to try it out you can download a free trial.  Kim has been kind enough to supply a link so just check out the link.  I, on the other hand, hear Gideon who has likely kicked his blankets off but for some reason can’t manage to put them back on himself.  Instead he cries for me to do it.  I’m off…

1 comment:

Howard Abbey said...

Just so people know another option. Gimp is a similar, hard to use at first glance, very powerful image editing program that is free to share. I've grown to love it even though I also have Photoshop Elements installed on my work machine. Here are a couple (unknown quality) tutorial links:
Gimp.Org Tutorials
Collection of 25 GIMP Video Tutorials