Friday, May 1, 2009

Playing with Picasa

Hello, I'm playing with my Picasa program. I got it as a free download a long time ago.
I know, I know, I should be playing with my Photo Shop Elements but Picasa is easier and I'm wanting easy right now. Just playing around, goofing off really. I took this picture back at the end of March. Leaves were just starting to produce and green on my honeysuckle bush. The birds love my honeysuckle bush all year round.I thought they needed some color so I gave it some blue (below).

See that mystery spot next to the top bird near the upper right? (above)

Now it's gone. First time I had accomplished that effect. Cool, huh!
Then I decided to give it a graduated color. (below)
Then I decided to play with the black and white focal effect. (below)
Then I thought why not try a really bright color. (below)
I noticed the birds seem to show up better with this color wash.

But what if it were starting to get dark outside? (below)

I hope you had as much fun viewing as I did altering these little feathered friends.

Happy May Day!
Have a great weekend,



turquoise cro said...

I LOVE all your effects but especially LOVE your lil subjects, the birdies!!! Don't YOU just LOVE them?!! They are singing soOOOOoo pretty right now! I have my kitchen door open and the melodies are springing right into my kitchen as I type this! Thank GOD for them! Happy Week-end Tess!(((((Tess)))))just because, tee hee

peggy gatto said...

I also use and love the ease of picasa!!!
I left you an award on my blog, My Coloring Book!
Love your place!

Summer Gypsy said...

Looks like your having a lot of fun with Picasa! I have it, but haven't used it a lot. I'm going to take a few minutes to check it out today. I love the graduated colors...and the birds of course...what better subject? Thanks for sharing and THANK YOU for visiting me, friend. Your comments always make my day!