Ah, the joys of summer. . . . !
It's August. . . there's a hint of fall already in the air as we hit 55 degrees in the evenings. I don't know if I can bear to let this glorious summer go!
I'm really liking Scott Kelby's 7-Point System for Adobe Photoshop. He has you download 21 photos, and then work through lessons on the photos, using CS3. The 7 basic aspects of his system are 1) using Adobe Raw; 2) Curves Adjusting; 3) shadows/highlights; 4) painting with light; 5) channels adjustments; 6) layer blend modes and layer masks, and 7) sharpening.
I'm only in lesson 4, but within the first lesson he teaches you to make a few simple actions for sharpening. Lesson 4 would have been a great lesson for this week's POTD theme; he has you create a reflection of mountains in the water.
Oh, and a minor confession here. In the interest of full disclosure I feel compelled to reveal that I botoxed my toes yesterday.
Yeah. With Ren's Botox action. Because it looked like there were wrinkles. Wellllllllll, at least I didn't spend another half hour using the healing brush to fill in the polish!
ETA: For those relatives of mine who might be reading this, and who might not know photography terms. . . .I don't mean I REALLY botoxed my toes with needles or anything! It's a photoshop technique!