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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

If At First You Don't Succeed....


I've been trying to play around with some software that I received for Christmas 2 years ago, but have been so frustrated learning about layers and masks and vectors and rasters that I just plain gave up. Today, I decided I'm not a quitter. If at first you don't succeed....well. you know.

Finally, after hours of trying to strip down a picture and making manual changes, this is my first finished product. Of course, I gave myself some help by using as the subject my gorgeous nephew, Seth. I figured with a face like that there's no way I could make him look bad.

What do you think of my creative abilities? It's ok. Be honest. Constructive criticism is good. By the way, any pros (which means just about anyone who knows even minimally above what I do about digital editing and that's not a whole lot) out there are more than welcome to share tips.

13 comments :

Sassy Pants Freckle Face said...

I like it!

sara said...

I love that, especially his blue eyes!!!

Hey, what do you think of 24??? I was a bit worried because I thought last season was not as good. But they have come back with a bang!! I am loving this season!

He And Me + 3 said...

I like how your brought out the colors. Very cool.
Yeah, how about 24? I am so glad that Chloe is back!

Michelle said...

I love how you brought the attention to his gorgeous baby blues. I think it turned out GREAT!!!

Amy said...

Very impressive, Ohilda! You've got skills, girlfriend! (Seth is precious!) xo

Patricia/NYC said...

Nicely done! Love those baby blues! The orange balloon really brings them out!

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24!! YES!! Big fan here too! :)

mommy24treasures said...

I think you did wonderful. All of that stuff is so difficult to learn at first. You have to actually use brain cells!;)
Love the header.

The Byrd's Nest said...

You go girl! Looking at editing any of my pictures gives me a headache...so they are posted as they come out of the camera;)

Jill said...

I am completely ignorant about this topic.

SO! That said, I think the photo of Seth is wonderful! Love the blue eyes! He is an adorable child!

Amie@HeartSmiles said...

WOW!!! That is really cool. I need to get on board with these facy tricks. Super cute... And what an adorable subject.

hugs~
Amie

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

I love it. Which software did you use? I still need to learn one of those digital picture manipulation thingies myself!

Colleen said...

I think you did a fantastic job!!! I can't figure any of that stuff out...I guess I was a quitter! I need to try again. Your nephew is adorable!!!

waiting4Isabella said...

yep I agree with all of your friends, my son is just precious. I LOVE THAT BOY !!!

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