Like in last week's almost WW #27, today I'm sharing what I learned in the 4th & 5th sessions of my Photoshop Elements class. You'll notice this is a 'class photo' from the 1920s. First we 'isolated' the girl in the center ... then removed everyone else ... 'recreated' the 'missing parts' of her ...
and finally used the 'elliptical marquee tool' to create an 'oval' vignette with two different background colors.
Next ... we isolated the 'grandma' on the left and repeated the process ... once again using 'layers' to 'copy, paste, and rotate the 'shoulder'... learning to 'refine' the edges. Unfortunately we ran out of time at the end of the 4th class, so her collar are needs some touch up work on the left side in the bottom photo ... but I can do that when time permits. These pictures give you an idea of what we're learning.
In session #5 we took a photograph of the HB Pier and added some 'space' at the bottom for 'text' ...(experimenting with various styles & effects before selecting one).
Then we added things ... like 'Molly' wearing her purple collar ... some seagulls ... and a stylized sun. Once again we ran out of time so I didn't get to 'refine' everything before class ended, but I'm happy with my 1st attempt at using these nifty tools.
Previous posts with Photoshop Elements lessons:
Almost WW - Now you see it ... now you don't
HF #39 - Simple Photo Manipulation
HF #40 - Photoshop Lessons
Thursday Thirteen #24 - Introduction to Photoshop Features
Thought for Today
"Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions." Oliver Wendell Holmes