We aren't having much of a winter here in the City of Angels and that must sound like either I am being a braggart or am ungrateful but really I am not being either.  I am happy for the sunshine for my little garden but I would love some stormy days and the ability to wear my winter wardrobe.  I wanted to edit this photo to feel like a storm was coming, I like how dark and moody it looks which belies the fact that tomorrow should be near 80 degrees and I am in no mood to wear a sundress in January. This was accomplished mainly with Curves adjustments, it's a very powerful tool in Photoshop, (besides the Pen tool), it may be the second most intimidating to master.  I am by no means a master, but I am not scared to experiment and often find just fiddling around will help me understand how things work, Photoshop is a great resource for those that like to fiddle.  Here's the dreaded 'before'.

Linnea (January 29, 2011 at 11:28 PM)  

In Houston its been in the 70's for the past 2 days... but I've loved it, because it gets cold, but then the nice weather comes back (so I do get a teensy taste of cold)! I think this weather is perfect... especially when I fast forward to what the summers are like. I haven't been able to master the pen tool yet... I just don't get it & wish it was more intuitive. I think I just need more practice! I hope you're having a great weekend!

Andree (January 30, 2011 at 10:18 AM)  

Yes Miss B, it certainly does look dark and stormy! I'm waiting for the Wicked Witch of the West to swoop on into the frame on her broom stick as some wood house spins in the air nearby!

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