My husband bought me Photoshop Elements 4.0 a few years ago. I figured I’d be able to play around with it and be editing wonderful photos in no time. Well, that didn’t happen. Turns out I’m not that smart. I so want to learn how to use photoshop actions, photoshop curves…….whatever that means.
My online friend Amanda has a GREAT site with all kinds of tutorials, and workshops. She’s a smarty.
Not only do we love taking great shots for our family albums, but taking good photos for blogging has become essential. It can make or break your blog. If you’re a food blogger, it really really matters. Especially if you’re submitting to other sites. Gone are the days of using flash to get more light.
Take this shot from Tidy Mom. The color is great, it’s clean and really lets you enjoy that cupcake. Mmmm
But what did she do to take that shot? Well, Amanda did a whole tutorial on what Tidy Mom does. Below are a couple of different food photo shoots and what they really look like. Interesting isn’t it?
Then you’ve got all those actions and textures you can use when editing. Thank goodness for picnik for editing dummies like me.
If you’ve got the desire and a bit of time, Amanda has pretty good tutorials on how to use photoshop. She gives you screen shots so you don’t get lost. She’ll walk you through each step and before you know it, you’ve got yourself the perfect shot.
SOOC – Straight Out Of the Camera
You’ll learn smart stuff like what SOOC means.
And you’ll learn what ACR means…..anyone?
You can download a free trial of Photoshop here.
If you like taking photos and you want to learn to edit better, you’ll really enjoy Amanda’s site.
Please surprise Amanda and let her know she’s been crafted……kind of like being punked, but I just made that up. Crafted.
While you’re here: