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????

5 comments:

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!