PHOTOSHOP in Postcards 4

  • Sept. 10, 2020, 12:29 p.m.
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I’ve been having fun relearning how to use Photoshop. Poor George. “Where do I find….?” Is the often asked question these days. He’s been very patient with me. If I could only retain what he tells me, all would be fine.

I chose two pictures to play with. This first one is of my grandma Mary Belle Harrington Barnum. It was taken in San Diego on her first visit. It’s a good studio photograph, but I wondered what the image would look like if cropped tighter. I did that, removed all the little dust specks that I could see and increased the contrast.

The second photograph was taken just to play with. For some reason, I am often drawn to the shapes of the Point Loma lighthouse in its landscape.

I did much as I did with grandma Mary. This time I straightened it first then cropped it. I used the clone tool to remove many of the branches from the tree to the left. I also increased the contrast. I’ll probably go back and take out more branches before I am done.

Himself: Putting together a fishing tackle rig he can pull out onto the pier. Playing games.
Myself: Birthday tomorrow.
Reading: Still Dick Francis. I have many of them in old, yellowing paperbacks.
Gratitude’s: That I survived my first doctor’s phone appointment with lowered BP.

Katren...In Conclusion September 10, 2020

Happy birthday! How I enjoyed restoring ancient potos with photoshop before I lost so much sight. Have fun.

Marg September 11, 2020

Your grandmother looked quite a formidable woman in that photo! I can see the likeness in the face though. It’s brilliant we have the means to touch up those old photos nowadays :)

NorthernSeeker September 12, 2020

Thank you for showing and explaining your process, Mag. Simplifying is such an important part of art.

Adventure before Dementia September 12, 2020

Some very impressive abilities there, and I like the outcome of the photoshopping. Looks like a strong woman in that pose.

Jinn September 15, 2020

Barnum . Any relation to PT ? Nice photos !

MageB Jinn ⋅ September 17, 2020

Yees, and thank you.

Jinn MageB ⋅ September 18, 2020

That is so interesting !

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