Monday, June 22, 2009

Learning Sharpening

This week, on Sideoats & Scribbles, we are learning about sharpen and unsharp mask. Last week's tutorial was Levels and I am using it all the time, and love the effect. My pictures are a lot crisper now and bright and I look at other people's pictures and think, "They need to use Levels on their pics to make them brighter."

I couldn't locate the complete card on my hard-drive but here is a close-up of a birthday card I made not too long ago.

Before Sharpening

After Sharpening

It's a little difficult to tell with these pictures unless you click on them so you can see the difference, close up. But, in my opinion, doing the unsharp mask gives it a little more detail and texture.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Learning Levels

I stumbled upon two great blogs recently. The first was KWernerDesignBlog I love all the cards she makes and tutorials. Then she recently had a photo tutorial link, where I met Sideoats & Scribbles
She did two photoshop tutorials about turning your blahs to blooming! So I tried it out on some greeting cards that I had made recently and wanted to share. I am going to be using that trick from now on!