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Photo Retouching Photoshop Tutorials

Sometimes the right place at the right time happens, your camera and you are ready when the moment is there. Such was the case when my granddaughter broke the pinata with help from Papa at her baby brother's Cinco de Mayo-themed birthday party.  Recovering from the initial surprise, her face was instantly transformed. You could hear the giggle and see the delight in her enchanting blue eyes. The resulting photo had captured it all, but also for that reason what should have been the perfect picture of pigtails, sugar and spice, unfortunately had my little moppet looking more like snips, snails and puppy dog tails. The face was charmingly alive and full of wonderful innocence; the hands and face had taken a turn to the dark side, covered in filth after a carefree day of playing outside. When looking for a picture for a competition recently, my daughter just couldn't get that shot out of her mind and wondered what could be done in Photoshop. My experience with the software

Calming Photos for Your Monday

Like it or not it's Monday. The weekend is behind us and a five-day work week stretches ahead. While we're all aware that time is marching far too quickly and Friday will be here before we know it, waking up Monday it sure doesn't feel that way. Settling myself down in front of the computer for a quick check of email and social media as the day dawned, I noticed a post for "The World's most relaxing film", "especially welcome on a Monday". This at first seemed a bit contrary to my way of thinking as Saturday and Sunday should have left us feeling fairly soothed already, right? But then I remembered that jarring alarm clock that rattled my nerves awake at dawn,  the dash to get ready and the mental tally of all that needed to be done, and realized that something to remind me to take a few moments and breathe probably wasn't a bad idea for getting the week started. It prompted me too, after arriving at work and beginning my contemplation re