Healthy Eating

I love that our son Brian, and our daughter-in-law, Melissa, are modeling and teaching good eating habits to Owen, who is 2 years old. I spent last weekend with them. One of the things I love to do when I am there, is get up with Owen when he first wakes up....

Free Photoshop Elements Classes

Are you a Photoshop Elements user?  Michelle, owner of NAODS (National Association of Digital Scrapbookers) has created a private Facebook Group where she will be hosting LIVE teaching classes. You do NOT have to be a NAODS member to join this FB Group.  Just request...

It’s all in the timing

This is the day where I love to share a little bit of my week with you. And where you are generous with your time and read my ramblings. Today I truly have little to share. I’ve worked many extra hours designing this week, which didn’t leave much time for...

You are a Masterpiece & a Freebie

There are so many adjectives we can ascribe to children: energetic, boisterous, comical, mischievous, curious, lovable.  But no matter what attributes we see in them, they are perfect just as they are.  They are who they were intended to be, and it is our job to love,...

How to Create a Simple Border

Last week we talked about how to Transform your Selections. As I was writing that post, I was reminded of a fun technique that can be used with selections to create a cute border very quickly. For the purposes of this tutorial, I am using Photoshop CC2015; however,...

Be a Sensitive Travel Photographer

My husband and I love to travel. It’s fun to experience different cultures, see new places, and taste new foods.  I love to capture photographs of our travels, to help me remember as much as I can. I always try to be sensitive to the people in the country we are...

Pets. How do they know?

Our pets get to know our routines.  They know when it’s time to eat, go for a walk, go to bed, or enjoy playtime. Every night my husband and I laugh over the same thing.  If we are sitting on the couch, watching a television program, our dog, Riley, is curled up...

Color Outside the Lines

“You have to color outside the lines once in a while if you want to make your life a masterpiece.”  – Scott Jochim Whether you are stepping outside your comfort zone to try something new, exploring your creative talents, or developing a new personal style, the...

Transform your Selections

Adobe gives Photoshop and Photoshop Elements users multiple selection tools. Among others are the Lasso, Polygonal Lasso, and Magnetic Lasso, Quick Selection, and Magic Wand tools. Drawing  out a selection using these tools is usually easy enough, but sometimes...

Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts

Last week I wrote a blog post about Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts in Photoshop. In that post I explained how to get a print-out of the keyboard shortcuts. (This would include the standard Adobe shortcuts, as well as any that you have modified.) This print-out option...

Photographing Animals

There is a new addition, African Adventure,  at the Fresno zoo, which is only about 30 minutes from us. We are looking forward to visiting there soon, so it was with interest that I read this article today:  15 Tips to Boost Your Zoo Photography. I wish I would have...