Herself: Picked two poems. I’ll get them copied back to back when we are out today. Party…We didn’t know anyone but the birthday gir,l but we had a good time and ate too much. Did drop off clothes, a chopping board, and G’s old computer off at Lessa’s. She says it runs smoooooooth.
So the laundry is in the laundry. Shortly we will examine the sofa and go see what else is out there in sofa land.
Until we leave, I’m going to play with a few more roses. How do I do that?
First I crop the image very tightly. I use Photoshop Elements 6. Yes, it’s an old version, and yes I shouldda stuck to 5 as I could see sliders and other details in the light grey background. Next, I sharpen the rose till it is really crisp. Following that, I go to "Enhance," then to "Adjust lighting,” and deepen the "contrast" to about +24 to +30. Next right click on the "sponge tool, dodge tool, and burn tool" icon in the menu to the left. Choose the “dodge tool and set it to 12 percent. Highlight the light areas until they offer a really strong contrast to the darker shadows. Do with the ”burn tool” in the heart of the areas that need to be darker to deepen the contrast.
What I really need are more rose photos. Instead what I think I will do is go play with my sofa instead.