is standard software for most photographers today. It allows you to do
things that years ago, would have taken a darkroom, chemicals and a lot
of money and patience. I have typically used it for resizing images and
some minor touchups. Lately, I have been playing with other things and
experimenting with graphic arts. This gallery will be evolving as I
learn more and more about Photoshop, which in a lot of ways is like
peeling an onion. There is a LOT to this software!
This is an idea I have been working
on for a limited edition, signed and numbered print.
A little spoof on the "Got Milk"
campaign for us Kerosene addicts.
was fun. The photo looked okay in color, but needed a little something
in black and white. So I left the F-18 Hornet in color, although it is
hard to tell because of the low-visibility grey of the Hornet. The Navy
and Marine Corps logos are public domain images that rounded out the
one is my personal favorite, and not because being an Air Force veteran
might make me a bit biased... The photo was shot at the Edwards open
house and quickly became one of my favorite shots of the show. This one
and the Navy image above are both Photoshop optimized for 20 x 16 in
size. Now if I could only talk my wife into putting these up somewhere
in the house...
The original photo was good and clear, but on
a cloudless sky background. I happened to have a picture of an
interesting cloud pattern in the sky. A magic eraser for the original
background then moved onto the cloud sky. Voila!
NOTE: These image are NOT public domain, there are all
copyrighted. See copyright notice below.
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