The alternate title for this post could be, “What I Spent A Bunch of Time On When I Should Have Been Putting Together The Newsletter for My Volunteer Job.”
I don’t think I mentioned that for my birthday my hubby and kids gave me Photoshop Elements 7, along with a how-to book by Scott Kelby and Matt Kloskowski. Yippee! Now I just need about 1,000 hours of uninterrupted time to try to figure out how to actually use it! I need someone to come in and do housecleaning and laundry and cooking and dog care and…umm, everything. Even better, maybe Scott Kelby can come and live with us for a little while to teach me. I’ll even do his laundry! I guess that’s not going to happen. Sigh.
So, what better time to dive in as when there are clothes to be washed and some volunteer computer work which needs to be done on a deadline? No better time, of course.
Here is my SOOC (Straight out of Camera) shot:
My editing program to this point has been Picasa. I really like it. It’s easy to use. It’s free! Here is how I edited the shot with Picasa:
Here is what I was able to do with Photoshop Elements 7:
Yeah, I still have a lot to learn. For now, I’m off to sort clothes for the laundry. I’ll put off the “I’m on a deadline” computer job for a little longer.
What program do you edit with?
Is there anything you are putting off doing today?