Monday, August 1, 2011

Do Not Disturb

The laundry will remain in a mouldering heap.
Chinese take-out and pizza will be sufficient unto my day.
And boss? I quit because I have found my life's calling. 

It is what makes this

turn into this:

And this

become this:

Am I the last person on earth to discover the joyous addiction that is Adobe Photoshop?

The Lifelong Learning class at Benedictine University that my friends and I took this summer was more fun than any college class has a right to be. Tinkering with saturation and values and curvy things on a grid was unquestionably the most fun I have EVER had. We would probably still be sitting in the classroom, oohing and ahhing over our groovy results, had the janitors not come in to sweep us out

Not only am I going to buy this software today, I'm going to have to invest in a really comfortable office chair. I don't plan on getting up until I've experimented with/improved 30-plus years of photographs.

Thanks again to Aaron, our teacher, for showing us the way to the light. And to the contrast. And to the levels. And especially to the burn and dodge.


grace said...

Don't forget to "regale" (I learned that word from you) us with all your photo shop pictures in your blog! Reading your blog is like the dessert of Facebook.

Sharon said...

I'm with you, lady. Bring it on, I can't wait to mess with my photos.