You're going to get bored with these driveway pictures - or else I'll have to start learning some better photoshop tricks. But once again, there were about 4 inches of snow on the driveway to be shoveled. And the snow on the sides of the driveway are getting higher. This is about the fourth snowfall since Oct. 30.
I think going into next summer we need to scout out the more local options. Suggestions?
We also moved forward on the uncluttering today via Craigslist - got rid of a nice chair that just doesn't work right for us. And the buyer seemed very pleased.
I found a website - photoshop essentials - tutorial on blending layers in photoshop. Here I'm only using the persimmons and the carrots.
For the carrots, I went through the different blend modes in the Layers window and decided I liked Light Color best for this.
For the persimmons (one's an apple), none of the Blending options appealed to me. I'm not sure how it got open, but the styles window was open, and I tried the different options until I found "Light Dissolve" which, while not perfect, seemed best. I'm using Photoshop 3, so I was pleased to read on photoshop essentials that the latest version isn't (essential):
But do you really need the latest and greatest version of Photoshop with all its bells and whistles in order to complete most of your day-to-day photo editing tasks? Adobe would like you to think, "Yes, absolutely!!", but chances are, more often than not, the answer is no. With just a little knowledge and a few basic skills, you can usually accomplish most of what you need to do. Even though each new version of Photoshop comes with new features, new options and new toys for us to play with, the core skills you need to have are the same in Photoshop CS3 as they were back in Photoshop 3 when Adobe first introduced layers into Photoshop.
So what are these core skills? Knowing how to make basic selections is one of them. Knowing how to use and work with layers in Photoshop is definitely one of them. Understanding how layer masks work is very important. And knowing how and when to use layer blend modes, which just happen to be the topic of this discussion, is absolutely essential.