Friday, July 31, 2009
I have this amazing software called Nik Color Efex Complete. It comes with over 50 filters and it is absolutely incredible. I have talked about it before and it is worth the $350.00 it costs to buy it. BTW: I like it better then photoshop for quick edits!
So all I did on this photo was apply some filters that are built into this software. Nothing fancy, nothing hard... just quick and simple edits. I will list the filter I used but other then that I did nothing. '
Here is the original photo
Monday Morning (Sephia) Filter
Gold Reflector Filter
Well Daddy got home yesterday from out of town and Madison has been by his side from the moment he walked in the door. Check out these pictures. If daddy even tried to take his hand away from hers she would have a panic attack!
When I found this one at Goodwill it was missing the engine... but thankfully I am a horder and I saved my old engine from the old slide. So for $70.00 I got a screaming deal especially when I see them sellig on Amazon for $399! So I got my shopping fix taken care of and my kids had hours of fun last night... I had to peel them off the slide last night to get ready for bed!
Even Madison had fun going down the slide with her cousin.
Ryan loved this thing!
Here is our neighbor Madison face first!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Here is mommies photo which is absolutely adorable
and of course a frame since I can't seem to make it through a photo these days without adding one!
1) Added a little sharpness
2) Added a little contrast and brightness
3) Did an adjustment layer and selected colorize and adj. the hue to 35
4) Did a 2nd adjustment layer and moved the saturation to 85
5) Did a levels adjustment layer and adjusted the color
6) Added 4 different textures to only the background of the photo
7) Used an overlay mask from www.jessicasprague.com class and typed in the font Mysterious and Compelling using Porcleain font.
That was it! Hope you enjoy and Happy Friday!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
After the park I got to take Jacob school shopping for the first time! Call me lame but I was sooooo excited. I always thought getting school supplies when I was a kid was the coolest thing ever! They had crayola crayons for 20 cents at shopko and markers for 99 cents! Ryan even got to participate. I let him get whatver Jacob got. He was just so ecstatic! It was so fun coming home and organizing their little pencil boxes!
Just look at those gorgeous eye lashes!
My kids are always begging me to take pictures with my camera. And sometimes I let them (rarely)! But maybe I need to allow them to do it more often because this is the picture Ryan took of all of us. My head is cut off and so is Kylie's! Too funny! If he is going to be a child of mine he better learn how to take a picture!
And here is one of Jacob's photo... not sure what he was trying to do... maybe add a little creativity? But Ryan got cut off too?
Even when my kids are sick... they still look good! :D So glad that everyone in my family is feeling better. Just found out my two sisters and my two nieces are now sick with what we had.... It is soooo contagious... thank God it only lasts 8-10 hours... I went over to my sisters house today to help them out since they were sick too. I felt so bad for my nieces... I hate when kids are sick.
Even though my little man was sick... he saw me take a picture and smiled at me! He is so tough!Here he is watching Little Joe on Veggie Tales! He loves that one. His favorite Veggie Tales Song is "I dont' have a Belly Button!" He knows all the words and usually will sing along and dance with them.
Sleeping like a baby with with her teddy.
Isn't this building absolutely amazing!
This view was fromt he parking garage. You can see the mountains in the background. I wish the sky was a little bit prettier... but maybe next time.
Some flowers nearby
So as I am going through pictures today I realized how much more attention to detail I need to focus on when taking a picture. I cannot tell you how many times I had butt shots of other women in the background of my photos. It was a little distracting when you see this adorable little child and then BAM! A butt right next to there head... LOL! I will yell at the women next time to move their behinds out of my picture! J/K!
Isn't this waterpark incredible! For an entire family of 5 it is only $9.00 all day during the weekends! It is such a great deal! And they let you bring in your own food and water.
Here is my sister Jenny and her abnormally HUGE legs! LOL!
Daddy and Madison