Wild Weds. 7/52 Wild 4 You!

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For Valentine’s Day. “)

Wild 4 YOU

I composed and shot this image back in 2014.   Since I hadn’t thought of anything else to compose for today I thought why not publish it for Wild Wednesday?

I did change what the Sweetheart said to fit both of today’s themes using Photoshop CC.  Here’s a quick run down on how I did that in case you’d like to know how I did it.

Firstly, I created a new layer then I grabbed the spot removal tool and erased what the Sweetheart said.

Next, I grabbed the Horizontal Text Tool and switched my paint/text color to bright pink, changed the font size to 6pt I think it was then I typed the first line WILD. Then I summoned the Free Transform Tool to turn the text to the right direction, then summoning the move tool I moved it into place.

I did that two more times for the number 4, and word YOU!. Then I saved the whole thing as a PSD file.  After that I added a new layer and cleaned up a few specular highlights on the ceramic figures then I merged the layers, resized it for the web, added my watermark, and saved it as a JPEG.

There is more than one to change the word on something like this, and probably an easier way too, but that’s how I did it. 🙂

I hope you all have a sweet day!

Nikon D700| Nikkor 105mm| Lexar Digital Film| Continuous Lights right and left with light modifiers| PS CC 2018

more to come…

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Author: circadianreflections

My name is Deborah Zajac. I'm a photographer living in Silicon Valley. I am a passionate nature, landscape, night/astro photographer. I shoot predominately in color and use Nikon Digital Cameras, and lenses. I hope you enjoy seeing some of the photos I've taken while on my travels. Please feel free to leave a comment I'd love to hear from you.

27 thoughts on “Wild Weds. 7/52 Wild 4 You!”

  1. So cute, Daborah! Have to read this again to let it sink in more -always fun to learn more about photo shop:) Did you go on any photo excursions lately? It’s cold here, so I don’t come further than my yard, lol!

  2. I enjoyed hearing how you created this in photoshop, Deborah! ❤️ Something I’d like to learn more how to do. I took a class several years ago. I’m on the computer all day for work so would rather create art I guess when I’m not working… but I also like to do my blog! Priorities I guess! 😉 Lol! I love Mickey and Minnie Mouse! 💕❤️

  3. It’s so amazing what can be changed and created through Photoshop. I really need to get in there and try it out. I love the playfulness of this shot Deborah! 🙂

  4. Thanks Deborah. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate a lesson like this. Every time I try to look up how to do something in PhotoShop, I get directed to an 8-10 minute video. I like the videos, but sometimes, short and sweet works just fine. Nice job on the photo and the explanation.

    1. Thanks Dan! I thought about going down a longer path, explaining where the tools are in the panel, and how to change the paint color, but thought …”oh that’s not going to be a quick run down then, and possibly confusing. Like going down a rabbit hole!” So, I stuck to the basics.

      I like watching video tutorials as well, but they tend to go fast, so I pause, rewind, and replay steps a lot. Which takes up so much time! I really do prefer written step by step directions, with video back up. 🙂

  5. Love it, Deborah. And thanks for the how-to. I put PhotoShop on my computer, but haven’t had time to try and learn to use it yet… months later… :/ I got it because I want to make “line drawings” of my images for my Atonement books. I hope to make an adult coloring book. Anyhow, this is adorable. Happy Valentine’s Day hugs!

      1. I have Lynda.com through my job. So I’ve found a good tutorial, but I only get to watch it a few minutes a day — and I’m not with my own computer. But based on a few youtube videos I found, there is no simple way to do what I want. It seems complicated even for an expert… let alone a dilettante like me. So definitely a big learning curve.

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