Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Labor Day ... and Photoshop Rocks!

CC stops to smell the flowers at the Santa Barbara train station.

First of all, Happy Labor Day! Hope you're enjoying the long weekend. I took the above picture in Santa Barbara a couple of weeks ago, when my dad was in town from Oklahoma.

I've also been taking a Photoshop class this summer, and I've really enjoyed it. In fact, I enjoyed it so much, I bought Photoshop CS5 for my computer. (Yes, it's that good, but thank goodness for the teacher discount!)

I wanted to share with you one amazing feature of the program. There's a cool trick you can do to turn an image into a pencil sketch -- which was actually one of my assignments. Check out the end result below. It blew my mind.

So much so that I framed it.


Unknown said...

Happy labor day Laura! Wow, how cool that you were able to buy Photoshop! Here is one great blog that has many useful things, not sure if I share with you before!

Caryn B. said...

I LOVE it! Where did you take the class? I'd be interested in hearing more about it b/c I love PhotoShop but don't know that I use even a tiny bit of what it can do

L.A. Story said...

Hope you and the fam had a great Labor Day weekend, Dariela! Thanks for the tip about The Coffee Shop blog. :) Will definitely check it out. I feel like there's so much you can do with Photoshop.

And thanks, Caryn! I'll email you with the info. It's been amazing!

Stacie said...

I'm so proud!!!! Ah, fab teacher becoming even more awesome everyday. Good luck with the start of school! Send my best to the Bridge kids.

L.A. Story said...

Ha! Thanks, Stacie! :) We were just talking about you yesterday. Hope you're enjoying Baltimore!


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