Boerne (pronounced Burn-ee) Texas is one beautiful small town that is really close to us. For the last day of spring break, we took a day trip just to take in downtown and the park along the river. I was disappointed by the lack of wildflowers but must remember that Boerne is more north than we are where wildflowers are abundant already. Here are a few of my favorite pictures.
I have been dragging my feet to jump on the Photoshop bandwagon. For years I have used free versions of software that were Photoshop-like. A few months ago, I decided to give Photoshop CC a try. It’s $10 a month which is a small price to pay to finally use something that I’ve secretly been wanting to explore for a while.
One of the books I am writing is a children’s book that will have illustrations. I at least want to do the prototype for the drawings myself and then will probably hand it off to an experienced artist. I had thought about staging the scenes and the taking photographs and thinking bout this made me Google turning a photo into a cartoon in Photoshop.
After following one tutorial that just didn’t work for me, I found another one with very simple instructions. It was actually on howtogeek.com. Some trial and error followed, but I think I am learning how to do this. Here are a few of my creations from some old photos:
Here is a tip. It’s important to have a photo without much shadow on the face. If your picture is slightly darker, adjust the brightness first before doing the steps in the tutorial. Here is the tutorial I used found on making a picture a cartoon.
Fireworks are – for me – extremely hard to photograph. I mean I only can practice twice a year for 15-20 minutes. This 4th I feel I got some of my greatest pictures yet. I would say 95% are in focus! What an improvement.
This is a picture before the fireworks with Venus and Jupiter putting on their own show. In the distance is Sea World. I was trying to capture some of their fireworks as well. I think those are just Sea World lights and not fireworks.
This is my favorite as I captured a lot of motion. Fireworks exploding in the sky while others are heading on up.
A great night for taking photos.
Welcome! This is my photo blog – Mom Snaps. I enjoy taking photos – lots of photos. My favorite subject is nature. It’s fun to go for a walk with the camera and just snap some pictures. Here I plan to share some of my favorites.