February 6, 2010

Oh Photoshop.....

OKAY I love Photography.  I love Photography like I love red velvet cake.  I love Photography like I love rockin out to Michael Jackson's The Way You Make Me Feel.  I love photography like I love dancing to Maniac back in my college dorm room days.  Just ask my college roommate.  Okay I think you get the point.  But I just spent my whole day in Photoshop.  I have a confession to make, I hate Photoshop.  I never use it.  I really don't like to alter my photos or add something that isn't there.  Honestly, I always felt like Photoshop was very confusing and overwhelming and I hated it.  I hate it like I hate the song "Total Eclipse of the Heart".  And I'm not even going to put a link to that song because that's how much I dislike it.  Yup.  But then I was reading Ashley's Blog one day and came across her post about actions from Coffeeshop Photography.  All I have to say is that this website is AH MAZING!.  Tons and tons of fabulous photo enhancing  Actions , Templates, and Textures.  AND they are all FREE!  What?!?!?!?!  Seriously.....AH MAZING! I just spent a pretty good portion of my Saturday playing around in photoshop with all the different techniques I downloaded thanks to the lovely Rita.  HUGE shout out to Rita for creating all of these photo enhancing techniques and posting them!  THANK YOU!  Thank you for making Photoshop that much easier.... and bareable.  Seriously!

Here is an extra long post showing some of these awesome techniques.  I loved my photos before, but started drooling after installing these actions to photoshop.  Here are a few of my favorites.  Enjoy!

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After..... Soft Autumn Glow


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After..... Vintage Honey

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After..... Orton
I absolutely LOVE this one....so soft and romantic...glowy...loves...

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After.... Vintage Honey

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After.... Orton

After.... Orton Muted Color

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After.... Moody Pop

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After.... Moody Pop

After... Moody Pop Black and White

After... Vintage Honey

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After... Vintage News

Well that's all for today folks.  I hope everyone enjoyed that extra long post.  I also hope everyone enjoyed their Saturday.  I know I did.  Hehe....  :)  Have a fabulous day!

5 comments:

Ashley Sisk said...

Oh Kristina, I'm glad I could share a new playtoy with you! I loved your photos - you certainly didn't need an action, but I love what you've done!

mzerr said...

These look amazing Kristina! I love the vintage toned ones.

Andi said...

I love this! So cool. I love the Vintage Honey--I bet it's so fun to play with all of the different effects. I use the amateur's version, picnik.com. I would be lost without it :)

KRISTINA CIPOLLA PHOTOGRAPHY said...

Thanks ladies! I'll have to check out picnik.com. Thanks Andi!

Amy said...

Ooh, I love the Orton effect, especially in front of the red, vine covered wall. It looks like a fairytale dreamscape. So magical and pretty!

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