Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Playing With Photoshop

I have an ancient version of Photoshop. Mostly, I use it to fix red eyes in photographs--but there is a lot more the program can do. I wanted to superimpose one photograph onto another and layer a transparent image onto a solid image.

Using the Help menu in Photoshop, did not help me. Instead, I found clear, concise answers from other people online. The internet is a wonderful thing.

So after an evening of fooling around, I can now place a giant woolly bear caterpillar on a bridge. This is wonderful because I have an idea for a book cover. No, the book cover will not be an image of a woolly bear on a bridge. That is simply practice, but it is a lot of fun. :^)

8 comments:

Dottie Taylor said...

Cool! If I self pub maybe I can get my son to try this for me... he knows photoshop and has made me graphics, but covers are a whole other topic.... I'm sure he can do it though. Are you using stock photos or buying from a site?

Dottie :)

MarkD60 said...

Another thing is look on Youtube for videos on your subject. There's how-to videos on everything.

Ancient Photoshop? Like the caveman used? I have an ancient version of Paint Shop Pro, which is what Adam and Eve had in the Garden Of Eden.

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Penelope Marzec said...

Dottie,

I'll be using purchased stock photos for my book cover so I'll have all the rights. I've already picked out the ones I want. :^)

Penelope Marzec said...

Mark,

Yes, I know about the how-to videos on Youtube. They are really good. My sister learned out to fix kitchen chairs from Youtube. :^)

My ancient Photoshop is probably less confusing than newer versions. Adam and Eve could handle it I'm sure. :^)

Louann Carroll said...

Now that looks like fun! *logs off to go to photoshop*

Penelope Marzec said...

Louann,

Have a good time. :^)

And don't forget to post photos of what you come up with.

Amanda Borenstadt said...

That's so cute! LOL
I agree about the internet being the place to find real answers from real people. You can find anything! One time I could not get one of those handcream pump bottles to work. The pump part would not pop up. (I'm not dumb. It didn't work like they usually do.) I googled around and found an answer.

Penelope Marzec said...

Amanda,

Glad you found the answer to your pump problem. Once, I had a printer problem and I found the answer online, too.

The internet is the best!