Sunday, May 22, 2011

Photo Editing

I am in no way good with pictures or photo editing or graphics or anything. Ask anybody. In fact, I'm always afraid to post any pictures I've taken for fear that someone like Omar will see them. :) But we all have to start somewhere, right?

Even thought I know I stink at stuff like this, I do like to play around with it and see what happens. About a year ago I installed Gimp on my computer. I had seen how it worked, but never actually used it myself. I have slowly been playing around with some of it to see what I can make of it. So when we took this super cute picture of Sheba......

...I knew something had to be done. See the glaringly obvious collar sticking out? And the gloves in the background? Yuck. I decided to try and see if I could fix that somehow. Here is what I came up with:

Eh, not too bad. Not too great either, but I told you I stink. All I did was use the clone tool and covered up what I didn't want. At least, I think thats what I did. Was that what I did? And I won't even tell you how long that took me...

So, there is my attempt at a little photo editing. When I am rich and famous you can tell people you knew me when I first was getting started. No autographs, please.


  1. oooo, I installed Gimp awhile back, but haven't tried it too looked hard :D

  2. It is hard. You just have to play around with it a lot. And ask Andrew tons of questions. :)

  3. Hey, what's this about not wanting to me to see your pictures? That's the main reason I come here! Keep putting up the pictures!
    Excellent job by the way! I used Gimp for probably ten years and it is a very powerful program, but hard to use unless you've always used it. I use Photoshop Elements now for most of my pictures. It is not as powerful but much faster and more user friendly. They are supposed to come out with a completely revised Gimp by the end of the year; it's supposed to be much easier to use.
    Anyway, thanks for the pictures!

  4. Of course I'll keep putting up pictures and of course I want you to see them. :) An easier Gimp would be a blessing, now I'm anxious for it to come out!


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