Sunday, June 22, 2008

Playing with pictures

I have some layouts to create using the new goodies from Tinkering Ink (which are yummy, by the way), so I have been doing some photo editing for the past few days. I was always afraid to do any "post camera" photo editing. I am not sure why. I guess because I thought it would be so hard. I am not a photographer, so my photos are not always the best. So, I decided to give it a shot about a year ago. I struggled a bit, taught myself some stuff, and was able to perk up my pictures enough to make myself happy. Then, I discovered actions! Actions are so awesome, but because I use Photoshop Elements, it has been tough finding ones that I can use. So, imagine my excitement when I saw that my friend, Mindy Bush, had created some of her great Photoshop Actions for PSE! I was on cloud nine! I have been hooked ever since...experimenting with different action combinations. It truly is fun, and Mindy's actions are just beautiful. Here is a photo that I edited with Mindy's actions:

For this one, I used her Give Me Color action with Turn the Lights On! action on top of it! Both of these are a part of her Colorful Action set for PSE. Believe me, there are a lot more awesome actions in this set. She also has a few other sets for PSE, too. You can take a look at her blog here to get an idea of how all of the actions look. Her blog is full of gorgeous photography...not to mention that she is a top notch scrapbooker, too. She is one talented lady. I can only hope to have 1/2 of her photography talent one day. Off to do more editing. Enjoy your evening!


  1. love the picture!! its fun playing with actions, not to mention addicting too!!! :)

  2. Ryan is getting so big. Dang girl...where is the time goin'?

  3. Another lover of actions here! Love Mindy's photography as well - will have to check out her actions. Super photo Denine!