Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Spring Break

Our son is home on Spring Break.  Yay!  Last year he barely stopped in between two trips that week.  It's nice to have him here!  :)   Unfortunately, we were committed to a three-hour Photoshop class on Monday and Tuesday night (too much).  One class was a make-up, as the instructor has a seriously ill father and had to miss a class a few weeks ago.

It seems that Photoshop Elements offers a lot of creating and editing functions.  In pictures of people, for instance, you can remove "red eyes" and whiten teeth.  And you can bring some contrast back to old black and white or sepia photos that have faded over time; of course you have to scan those into your computer first in order to do this.  You can remove unwanted objects (and people) from your photos.  Interesting.  You can also make greeting cards and photo albums with your pictures.

My husband really wanted us to take this class, and I did learn a few things.  We learned a quick and painless way to watermark our photos.  That was the big thing I wanted to get from the class.  But there is so much to learn, we were only able to touch on topics somewhat briefly in the duration of the class.  It was fairly intense and moved quickly.  I feel like I've been learning a lot of techie things lately to keep my blog updated, and now I'm ready to do some fun and creative things again.

I still love Picasa, and find it so user-friendly for blogging.  I feel like I'll still be using it for most of the things I do.  I need to double check, but I'm pretty sure you can link your photos in Photoshop to Picasa.  I'll let you know on that, for those people who might be interested in learning Photoshop.

In the meantime, I plan to enjoy spending time with our son while he's home.  What have you been up to this week?



  1. Hi Denise, I am trying to spend a little time in Blogland,still blurry and can be on the computer for just 29 minutes a day. I have an apptmt today with the dr. Enjoy your time with your son. xo

  2. Enjoy your son's visit, they grow up and away all too soon, that's certain.

  3. Glad to hear your family is enjoying some quality time together! That's always so nice! I'm also pleased to hear that you are learning some valuable things in your photography class. The watermarking thing is SO important to protect your intellectual property!!!

  4. My goals this year were to learn as much as I could in relation to photography, computer, etc...I use Flickr and it was so easy to just jump over to Picnik...I shall see what Flickr offers in it place....Enjoy your time with your family...I remember the days when my son was away at college....enjoy!



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