Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Moving along with Photoshop

Bleary eyed, often frustrated, always amazed.  Pretty much constants at the moment.  But I can't seem to leave it alone.  Baby steps.

This first one is just me trying out many layers on a photo I took at a friend's place years ago.  Can't seem to figure out how to de-emphasize certain parts.  It'll come, I expect.  But I'm starting to get the hang of the layers process.

And this last one I call "Nana's spoons."  The top one and then the third and fourth ones from the top, were my grandmother's spoons.  They are worn down on one side from constant use: she used to make the most amazing Orange or Lemon Chiffon cake and I expect it was whipping the eggs that was one of the moves that would have contributed to the wearing down of the edges.  She would beat in time to her singing.  For her left hand she would sing "Onward Christian Soldiers" since the beat was a little slower that she was able to manage with her right hand.  I can't remember what song she beat along to with her right hand.  And now of course, there is no one left to ask.  And so it goes.  But I love the spoons, and the story, nonetheless.

Anyway, just trying out layers with some of my older pics.  It's fun.  I'm learning lots but it's slow going.  Posting them here as a reminder of the journey.  Thanks for your patience!!

I'll be back.


  1. Wow, Marny ! I love what you are doing with photos !
    'Nana's Spoons' ... treasures !!

    1. Thanks, Sharron. I have discovered that being stuck at my kitchen table needn't be such a bad thing! Lots of time to play at online classes and give in to my obsession with learning photoshop! And I do love my Nana's spoons!