Disk Drive: Hybrid 1TB SATA (5400rpm) + 8G SSD cache
Optical Drive: DVD-RW
Display: 17.3″ Full HD with LED Backlit Display (1920 x 1080)
Having a son who knows about computers helps a lot. So I got a $2000 computer for half the cost. So I am a happy chappy. It is a bigger screen as well which helps. When I came to editing in Lightroom I got a better response from the sliders. And Photoshop works like a dream. What is also new for me is that the keyboard lights up too. And it is lovely to type with, compared to what I was using.
So onto my One Four post this week. I cropped the image more closely to the branch and then just used the preset filter – pastel strokes and did a HDR edit as well through photoshop.
Then for something different. As everyone knows I have been going to an acrylic painting class. We have a competition on at the moment run by the Fruitgrowers Association here in the Hawke’s Bay. So I am entering it with these two paintings. I decided to combine my photography and painting. I edited the photo with Photoshop to get a brush stroke affect. I then printed the image onto a special paper which I then ironed onto the canvas. Because the canvas has an uneven surface ti didn’t quite come out as well as I wanted. Then I just painted the apples. We had to showcase our fruit. No grapes or anything to do with our wine industry was not allowed.
I don’t know where the time goes. It is time for week 2 of May’s photo for Robyn’s challenge over at Captivate Me.
I have only done a simple edit this week. I have a Dummies guide to Photoshop CC so was doing some reading about selecting colours. So with this knowledge I deleted the background and added a new sky with clouds. I do think it brings out the apples a bit more.
Tell me what you think about this week. I am open to some constructive criticism. I would love some advice on what to do next, just for me to learn new techniques.
Robyn from Captivate Me has started of a new month of her One Four Challenge. This is great for us who love editing to get a photo and edit it a different way each week.
So for May I am going for a autumn theme. The apple trees are or were fully loaded down with apples. For my first edit I adjusted the exposure and clarity. It was underexposed and it was hard to pick out the leaves clearly.
For more information here is Robyn’s blog to check out.