Sunday, December 6, 2009

Nothin’ But Blue Skies…

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Same photo…Sepia processing…

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Focal Black and White…

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Warmify…

I use the free Picasa photo editing program and I think I’m getting ready to make the leap to Photoshop…Help, I need advice…are the numbered versions (Photoshop 8) work on their own or do they just supplement the larger program???

Please visit Mary at Dear Little Red House for more mosaics and Smilin’ Sally for all the blue you ever dreamed of and Met Monday for the metamorphosis I’ve taken these photos through.

33 comments:

  1. Very nice. I like all the various colors.
    QMM

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  2. I have the photoshop too and am clueless:) I need to take a class so that I can figure out all those options. Looks like you had fun playing with the colors etc.
    Joyce

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  3. Oh, Becky, these are beautiful skies, the warmth of the colors!
    I do not use Picassa, but I use bighugelabs, however I use PS-CS2, an older version, for my watermark and some templates that my daughter have made for me.
    Enjoy PS, it is fun!

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  4. Beautiful skies! Love all the different ways you presented the mosaic!

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  5. Ohhh I love these Becky! Thanks for sharing!

    Stop on by!

    love,kelee

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  6. How clever to show the many views. I like them all. I use Picasa just for mosaics---I know nothing else. MB

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  7. I really like your collages. I also use Picasa and have so far resisted the temptation to go to Photoshop.

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  8. We don't have Photoshop, Becky--but do use Picasa and a couple of mac programs we have. Photoshop is quite expensive I think... Guess I'll stick with Picasa.

    Like your first set the best. Isn't it interesting to see all of those different colors of blue???? Gorgeous.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  9. Becky, I definetly think you are ready to go anywhere with your picture taking and editing.

    Beautiful.
    Barbara

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  10. Becky,
    I see you have the same feelings as me : you like the sky :o)
    We did a good job with these mosaics. Thank you for your comments

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  11. I do love blue skies, Becky. Happy Blue Monday.

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  12. Hi Becky,
    Love the variations on your mosaic's. I use Picas too but can't help you with PhotoShop, I've never used it. Have a great day!

    Sherrie
    A View of My Life
    http://splummer-aviewofmylife.blogspot.com/2009/12/mosaic-monday.html

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  13. Lovely blue skies and interesting treatments. I've shared our blue skies in mosaics at Sacred Ruminations, shadows & flowers at Happily Retired Gal and pansies at Small Reflections. Regarding Photoshop ... you don't need the whole suite. Photoshop Elements is more than enough to keep you occupied for decades! I'm currently using PSE6 but plan to buy PSE8 soon because it contains tools that look useful. You don't need previous versions to make the program work ... '8' is the most recent version and it makes sense to start with that. If you (or any of your visitors) have questions, feel free to drop me an email (address is in my profile) and I'd be happy to share what I've learned from the Adult School classes I've taken over the past year and a half.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  14. These are fantastic collages. I'm really impressed. I hope you are having a wonderful Blue Monday.

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  15. Nice job with the variations - I never thought of doing that - very good! Thanks too for dropping by my blog for a visit - Mosaic Monday is so much fun!

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  16. Hi Becky,
    Very interesting mosaics, so atmospheric.
    Have a great week.
    Maggie

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  17. Beautiful mosaics! I love how you have shown so many different looks...

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  18. I love your mosaic and the effects too, especially warmify.

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  19. OMG Becky
    I LOVE THEM ALL!!
    I adore your header with your special words.
    Happy Blue Monday
    Love Claudie
    xoxoxox

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  20. Great mosaics. I do have photoshop 7 elements but I am still studying how it works. In the meantime I still use my Picasa and I love that.

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  21. Hey--thanks for thr info. I will try it out. MB

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  22. Lovely job. I want to get into photoshop too.
    cindy

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  23. wow those are great photo in different forms! :) love it!

    u may view mine here

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  24. Gorgeous Mosaics!!! Also...Thanks so much for your concern about my little sheltie! My Bonnie dog is fine and you can read the update here:
    http://vintagecottagehome.blogspot.com/2009/12/im-okay-and-my-mom-isnt-blue-anymore.html
    Blessings and big hugs!
    Coralie

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  25. I love the effects you added...sepia is my favorite one to use

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  26. Hi..

    First, thanks for the comment and for naming the flower..much appreciated.

    Second, i love your header...

    And lastly, you are very creative, i don't know how to do that. very nice. all the colors are nice, really.

    Have a great day.

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  27. Isn't it loads of fun to play around with pictures and collages? I like the sepia one.

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  28. What a lot of gorgeous blue skies! :)

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  29. Hi Becky! Oh, those sky photos are beautiful! You always take the most beautiful photos!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  30. Fabulous sky shots!! And I LOVE all of the different versions!!

    Re: your question about Photoshop

    I have Photoshop Elements 5 and the new version 8. I have had PSE5 for several years and I'm still learning it. There is a Lot you can do with it - and it doesn't cost very much! I have a link on my site to PSE8 that you can purchase thru amazon - and I think they even have a rebate. They did when I bought it - not sure if that is still running or not. I just bought PSE8 in the past month.
    It is stand alone software - so you don't need prior versions or anything like that.

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