Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Black and White Wednesday

Another blogger friend started participating in B&W Wednesday last week and I decided that is something that I can do. You see, a lot of people do Wordless Wednesday, but there is just nothing wordless about me. Others do Tasty Tuesday but that is not me either. I can't tell an herb from a piece of grass and if it doesn't start in a box, it probably doesn't come out of my kitchen. Sorry.

But Black & White Wednesday I can do!! I will try and throw in a few editing tips too.

As you can see there is so much to B&W. I used 2 different filters in converting these images and did a little something extra with each using Photoshop Elements.

In Ruthie's picture, I also used an artistic effect called Paint Daubs to change the picture and then used an infrared filter to convert it to b&w

This super cool pic of Sam was taken by my friend Kimberly Sink. Originally Kimberly's shadow was in the bottom right of the garage door, but I was able to remove that with the dodge tool. I also used the burn tool to darken Sam's shadow and then I converted this picture using a cold tone.

Here are the originals of those 2 pictures so you can see the difference. I have never been to a photography class and I am so not a professional, but as you can see, anyone can play around and do cool things with this program.


Naomi said...

You are getting so clever!! I really need to know how to do all that!! Perhaps when we come and see you one day, you can give me a few lessons!!!

Melissa Henderson said...

That's awesome...I wish we had a photo program. The picture of Sam and his shadow is pretty cool!

kimberlysink said...

the picture was from my cheap, old cell phone. i had to click it before he even shot because of the delay! pretty cool how you got my shadow oh, and he's got great form! :O)