A Better Reality

I know many of you out there are purists when it comes to your photographs, and that's okay. Power lines, stop signs, annoying tourists stepping in front of your shot - all part of the moment. I don't see it that way, and Photoshop was made for a girl like me. I layered one shot …

A Walk in the Park

I had to deviate from my Ireland posts to show everyone what a beautiful fall day it is in Bellingham, Washington...and also ask a question about HDR photography. Recently, I found the HDR Toning option in PhotoShop. I've used it on a few of my photos, with some manual fine-tuning. I'm not sure if I …

Noise Reduction

Was there life before Photoshop?  I cannot believe I stubbornly ignored this tool up until now.  My favorite feature this evening was the "noise reduction" tool.  It subtley erases the graininess of a photo, providing a smoother canvas.   Here is a before and after shot to demostrate what I was able to do.  I'd been …