Sorry. No vampires 'round these parts. Just the same old kids I keep throwin' at ya every Thursday. (Seriously though... when will they leave?) (I jest! I love them!)
To spice things up this week, I finally tried using an "action" on my photos. I downloaded this one a couple months ago but never tried it because when I watched a general tutorial on actions it was all:
Create new layer (lost me already, buddy)And so on and so forth. If by "forth", you mean "to the most confusing place on Earth."
Use the selection tool to create a clipping mask (hey, watch it. i'll clip your mask!))
Flatten image (uh, I don't have a 3D camera. it's already flat)*
So tonight, as I threw together these photos (when I actually should have been packing for the Memorial Day Weekend Extravagaaaaaaannnnnnnzzzzzaaaaa- yeah baby!) I decided to give it one last try. You know, so you guys don't quit me like a bad habit. Guess what?! With this action, all you have to do is click a button and then watch the magic happen! Okay, almost.
Coffee Shop Perfect Portraits 3 Action:
What's that? You can't tell a difference? Well then it must be your computer. Or your eyes. Or your bad attitude. Cause it most definitely wasn't my lack of technical knowledge that mess this one up. Heavens no.
Same Coffee Shop Action:
Why does Ezekiel always look drunk? He imbibes no actual alcohol, pinky promise.
What do YOU know about actions? Favorites? Tips for not being a fool about using them?
You know the Theme Thursday drill. Off with thee.
Have a great Memorial Day everyone! I'll be sipping Coronas and watching my kids play in the sand, escaping the crazy packing life for a few days.
*Not the actual instructions, or the proper order for the instructions. But they were instructions like these! And they confused the hell out of me!!!!
1) When we get back to the States. my inability to get anything done on time will reveal itself. It's been nice having a 16 hour jump start on life these last couple of years.
2) I really struggled with whether or not to use kids-in-the-bath photos because apparently there is some registry where you get listed if you email/post such photos. A) Is this true? and B) What the hell has become of our society that we can no longer see innocence or purity in a child's body?! Makes me boiling mad. Consider this my civil disobedience.