Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Bike Art...

I recently found a really cool website, called , it's similar to picnik, but has alot more photo effects available, especially when you upgrade for $24.95 for the year. With the top photo I did some slight editing in picnik, but I experimented with the bottom two at BeFunky. Even though it's easy to just add a photo effect with these kind of websites, I feel like I'm kind of cheating a little, taking a shortcut, I would much prefer to master photoshop, which I'm slowly in the process of trying to do, then I think I will feel much more of an achievement after maybe editing a photo, adding a different effect etc.. when I know I've put my learnt skills into practice.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Swings re-edited

Here's the swings again, but with a different treatment added...

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Blooming Hyacinth/ School of photoshop

Masha'Allaah it's amazing how quick this Hyacinth bloomed,when not so long ago it looked like this...

Sadly the flowers on it have all now withered, but I'm hoping there will be new ones growing soon, insha Allaah.

On another note, one resource I'm currently making the most of is the
'School of photoshop', as you can guess by the title, it is of course about 'photoshop'. I've had CS3 for a while now, and have tried the odd tutorial, but became overwhelmed with the huge amount of tools photoshop has to offer.

I like the way this tutorial is broken down, into preschool - Getting started in photoshop, Kindergarten - Using palettes, first grade - photoshop's toolbox, and so on. Last night I started grade 2 :) (just like being back in school :D )which introduced 'Layers' I have dabbled a little with them before, but this really helped me understand alot more how they work, I can't wait to get started on grade 3! insha Allaah 'selection tools'.

Monday, 5 April 2010


“The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch swing with, never say a word, then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation that you ever had.”


Two shots of a top I recently bought, edited on picnik.