Monday, June 16, 2008

Spirit Fingers for Photoshop

Over the weekend BD and I took family pictures for besties the O'Neals. And when I say "Brad and I" I mean Brad was doing his thang, and I was there conveniently getting in the way where I could. Lucky for BD, this pattern coincidentally plays out in more areas than just photography. Hoo-rah! Jessie and I have both been having fun/wasting time (?) playing around with Photoshop CS3 in the past few months. She is uber talented at taking pictures and developing them and I've always been slightly kind of a lot jealous of her creative genius. Photoshop is a great tool to quickly give any picture some added UMPH. Just for kicks, I thought we would each take the same picture and ::: spirit fingers ::: compare how we put our own spin on it.

[BEFORE] Here is the picture SOOC (straight out of the camera):[AFTER] My twist on the same pic:To see Jessie's amazing version of the same picture click here. Thanks for playing!

7 comments:

Jess said...

That was fun, and I am going to blow up your version of this picture. It's great! Thanks, and we should do it again.

Mindi said...

could someone photo shop 20 pounds off me and then make me 10 years younger?? get back to me on that one.....


btw, am LOVING your take on that photo. too cool.

Al, Ash & Family said...

What a cool idea. Both pictures are awesome! Do you shoot RAW?

gina bina said...

Ash, yes! Brad prefers to shoot in RAW, so I don't really know any different.

Chari said...

OK, tell me....do you "render" and then change the lighting?
I am only using elements..i suck.

Chari said...

HOORAY! I took some time today to read & learn a few techniques on that pioneer ladies sight...she is funny!
So, check out the sweet before and after on my blog....kudo's to YOU!!!!

Cole said...

Well, I guess I will be the first to comment on how good looking and talented your subjects are. I don't think they could have made it any easier for you and BD.