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Old Jul 4, 2006, 11:17 AM   #1
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Hey all, I just tried my hand at editing a photo using Photoshop Elements 4. I'm using the free trial and I plan to buy it when I'm done the trial. It will save me a lot of money as opposed to buying Photoshop CS2. Well enough of that, here are my shots.

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Old Jul 4, 2006, 11:18 AM   #2
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Now as you can see, the original has a lot of distraction in it. So here, is my solution.


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Old Jul 4, 2006, 2:07 PM   #3
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I only have paint in my PC at the moment because of a hard drive crash. I've not put my old versions of paint shop pro and fireworks back. Anyway would you say photoshop elements 4 was worth buying ? Does it work without owning photoshop ? Is it easy to get used to and do things with ?

BTW your photo editing looks good.

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Old Jul 4, 2006, 3:37 PM   #4
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Nice job ther Morag!! I have for the last 2 years used Photoshop Elements and found it extremely easy to use! It is a stand alone program that can use all the plugins that any other photoshop program can use! It just doesn't come with all the features of CS2! Most of which are not needed for digital photos anyway! The new program I use for my photos is Photo Filtre! Photo Filtre is a free down load and will do most everything that PSE will do! As for the Plugins for Photo Shop elements try these two, both are free downloads and can really aid in working with photos!


The first is DCE Tools.......
http://www.mediachance.com/plugins/index.html

The next is Virtual Photographer from OptikVerve Labs!
http://www.optikvervelabs.com/

Go here for the Photo Filtre Free download!
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Y'all have fun ya heah!!

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Old Jul 5, 2006, 4:44 AM   #5
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That's a good start and you will like useing elements one you get use to how it works.

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Old Jul 5, 2006, 7:24 AM   #6
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Nice effect. As Dawg says, there are plenty of good free or budget priced image editing apps out there. Adobe is shortly going to release the beta of Lightroom for Windows. if you have a Mac, it's already available.

BTW.... Is that a native Alberta cactus?
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Old Jul 5, 2006, 11:00 AM   #7
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Thank you very much everyone!

To 12noon, Elements is a very good and easy program, however Fireworks is nothing to sneeze at either. Fireworks and Elements are the only program I have used, however I believe it's safe to say I like elements better, although I am much more talented with fireworks.

Thank you for the tips Big Dawg! Once I get a real version of Elements (I'm using the trial), I'll makes sure to download those.

And FaciaBrut, that is a native Alberta cactus. They grow where nobody ever walks (except for photographers I suppose) and the flowers bloom for a VERY short time. I've seen probably 80-100 buds but they were all closed except for this one. And this one was gone the day after I shot it.
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Old Jul 9, 2006, 9:29 AM   #8
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Hope you don't mind Morag2 I played with your flower and came up with this

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Sandy I for one like that very much!

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Thanks Dawg,I'm still relatively new to this type of editing

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