Hi & welcome to my PS blog! This blog is for full PS although some steps will also work in PSE. Most actions, unless stated are not PSE compatiable. I do try to make an action for PSE from time to time. I hope you have fun here and learn some things along the way. If you have any questions, just drop me a comment! :O)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

What do YOU want to see here?

I haven't forgotten about the blog. Just not feeling very inspired at the moment. I get an idea to post, but it's not great so I don't. I'm feeling very indesicive right now.

So I thought I'd take requests, ideas etc. Any specific tuts or techniques you want to see that I haven't posted yet? Any actions you want me to TRY to create....notice the TRY...ha! And action reviews...if so which ones and I'll see if I have it!

So gimme the push I need to get going again. I can't promise ALL ideas will be done, but I have LOTS of pics to play with right now.

Thank in advance! :O)

And since a post is boring without a picture....


susan(suzihastwo) July 29, 2009 at 4:44 PM  

Here are some ideas:
I saw you had Peta Mazey's actions. I would love to see some before and after shots. I'm thinking of getting hers and/or Leah Profancik urban action (do you have any of Leah's? They look fun).

Another one is how to make and save your steps as an action. This may help me figure out why sometimes my actions that I do have don't work properly. I don't know what to click or not click on the box to the left of the action (why it is sometimes red or gray or there is no box at all)

Another one would be the whole masking thing. I generally get it but sometimes the whole black over white or white over black confuses me. Also why sometimes the little black and white boxes (above the big black and white boxes) where the arrows are sometime black over white or vice-versa. I maybe totally confusing you, because I hardly know what I am talking about!

Thanks for taking ideas, I love your blog!

momaziggy July 29, 2009 at 5:23 PM  

I did a post on layer masks that goes over the basics of how they work and how to add a texture and remove it from the subject here... http://momaziggypsfun.blogspot.com/2009/06/layer-masks-adding-textures-tip.html

And here are some of Child's Play actions in use...

I've never seen Leah Profanick's actions before. They look great.

I will put recording an action on the list. I record a lot of my own actions and am using more of my bought actions as well, so that's a great one to post.

I also wanted to say that I am a CL to the Family Photography Message Board that is linked in my Nav bar. I've written a TON of tuts there if you want to stop by and check them out. It's a great family homey board with great nice helpful gals. There are some in biz but a lot of beginners too! If you come by, look in the top locked folder in the TUT post and you'll see all the tuts. And if you stop by, look around. You may like it there! Lol!

Okay off to dinner. Have a wonderful night! :O)

Marissa July 29, 2009 at 5:39 PM  

I would love a tut about USM with PSE! I saw your USM post using PS, but I don't think there is a way to get the same effect in PSE???I have read about Scott K's USM numbers for different types of photos, but is there a "better" way to do it? And highpass filter-which is better, USM or highpass filter? And with highpass filter, when should I use overlay, soft light, or hard light???Thanks for offering to help with this!!!

Alysha July 29, 2009 at 9:05 PM  

this may be super simple, but i'd love to know how to do rounded corners on photos. or the powder soft looking skin. or creating a vintage, worn out looking photo. pretty much anything!
thanks for all your great tutorials and help! you're wonderful! :)

Anonymous July 29, 2009 at 10:40 PM  

I would like to understand curves better ie the CYMK or RGB individual curves. Once I see that an image has too much cyan in the highlights, for example, I don't know how to write a curve that will fix that and still make sure the shadow is right, etc. etc. and not lose contrast in the important parts of the picture.

I have ps7 and pse5 (along with a free filter that gives me curves in the individual colors in PSE...it's called Smart Curve by Easy Filter, but even that didn't tell me how to write a curve).

I am struggling through Professional Photoshop (for PS7 by Dan Margulis) which discusses correcting color by the number through curves, but I am not understanding the basics somehow or something. I seem to have missed how to know which curve to write to fix what problem. I have read and re-read the beginning 3 chapters, and I still feel lost with curves. I have read Earthbound Light's tutorials too. Something isn't clicking somewhere, and curves seem to be pretty darn important.

Thanks for all the great info! ~Marcy

Anonymous July 29, 2009 at 11:25 PM  

Hi Crystal

Thx for your awesome tuts, really helps me a lot.
This might be a useless suggestion, but could you possibly in detail explain how you save your pics for web?? I've seen it written many times before, but I'm still clueless.
If you could do screen shots, that would be fantastic!!
Thx again for your time.

Alesha July 30, 2009 at 11:25 AM  

anything you know about acheiving the correct skin tones would be great. Color is where I am struggling right now.

Love your blog!!!!

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Hi, my name is Crystal and I am addicted to Photoshop. I have PSCS4 and it's my other half. I love photography, but sometimes I think it's a means to edit!

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