Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Candy Drops finished

Finished off another piece today... i was so very inspired by Sarah Ahearn's 'Falling fruit'. I created my own piece, 'Candy Drops' that was inspired by this.

I am not pleased with the quality of the photo here. Usually, i take a photo and then if it is giving me problems i adjust the lighting and sharpness in photoshop. However, I have bought a new laptop (woo!) but it does not have Adobe Photoshop. I would love to have it here on my laptop but it is sooooo expensive!! I cannot even upload my pics of my atcs on the ATCSforall website as they are too big. With photoshop, i could re-save it as a smaller file. I'm putting a question out to you guys... what program do you use? I do not need the immensity of power that is in photoshop, just something where i can edit photos brightness/contrast, crop, and most importantly shrink the size of the pictures (as in sort of compress or something). Any suggestions out there????


Susan Williamson said...

Dale, you might want to look into Gimp at: http://www.gimp.org/
Or you could check out Photoshop Elements. It's a lot cheaper than the steroid version.

Jul said...

I use Picassa for very basic stuff. I've heard good things about Splashup. Flickr has a new editing tool, as well, but I haven't done much with it yet.

Even without the Photoshopping, great photo!

franswazz said...

Hi Dale,
So good to see you blog again.
jul is right and I will add that PICASA (just 1 s) is great , try it, it is free! I do most of my quick jobs with it because although I have photoshop Elements 5, I have not learned much yet. You will like it a lot, I think

franswazz said...

By the way, this is really pretty!
Good luuck with Korea

Leah/ Texas/ United States said...

oooh, i dont know what to say about the photo quality but i love the artwork. i hope you figure out the photo problem and post a clearer one since it is so inspiring and beautiful colors!