Monday, January 24, 2011

I have an Addiction

Hello - my name is Sharyne and I am an Addict!

Now, before everyone goes into mild panic mode - let me explain exactly what my addiction is.

Thanks to the fabulous Kat at Low Tide High Style I have "discovered"  the wonderful world of photography photo editing and texturising!     Oh, how I LOVE my textures!

For a simple point and shoot sort of girl this has been an absolute revelation to me.  

To be able to turn something like this (rather ordinary) photo of my pretty pink rose

Into something as AMAZING as this!

Well, words just fail me.........

Real smoke and mirrors stuff I know - but I actually DID this!

Here is another fabulous "Before" and "After".

  Here is my beautiful Pierre de Rosand rose .......
And here he is after I applied Kat's lovely lace handkerchief texture over him.

Taking it one step further.......  Here is the same rose with an "old paper" texture.......

I can't begin to tell you how much fun I am having learning all these new tricks and how grateful I am to Kat for putting me onto Photoshop Elements 9 (which I downloaded as a free 30 day trial) and then providing me with so much support, assistance (and encouragement!)

Kat is an amazing photographer and the beautiful images she captures and posts on her blog are just spell bounding.   She is also one of the most generous blog friends a girl could ask for.  The fact that I am getting absolutely "nothing" done around my place at the moment and my ironing basket is overflowing - well, I have Kat to thank for that!

In my quest to find out as much information as I can about PSE and texturising - I have also managed to find the incredibly talented Kim Klassen at Kim Klassen Cafe.

I did Kim's "Learn Textures in Ten Minutes" e-Tutorial last night and I am even MORE besotted with all the new toys she has introduced me to.  I can't wait to learn more.

Oh, before I go...........  

Take a look at this photo I took of the (slightly misty) little township of Innisfail (on the banks of the Johnstone River)......

Now take a look at my little editing trick.......

Voila!  Can you see the rainbow?   Amazing......

Hello - my name is Sharyne and I am an Addict.....
(and loving every minute of it!)


  1. Photoshop is so fun to play with isn't it Sharyne! I love it too and although I studied it in my G'design studies I don't use it enough, it's really addictive though!
    I love your roses!!!!

  2. So glad you are having fun Sharyne, it really is addicting! And you are so sweet to give me a shout out, but you are the one taking all of the beautiful photos and then turning them in to works of art!

    Kat :)

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