Playing with Photoshop Online Tools
Photoshop has been on my mind for a lot of years, but I’ve never invested in the time or the money to learn this application. However, after reading in “Learning a New Skill Works Best to Keep the Brain Sharp” that the best results came from learning complex skills like Photoshop, I decided it was time to explore this program.
As I began to research how to download Photoshop and how much it costs ($100+), I came across a FREE version called Photoshop Online Tools. It certainly does not do everything the entire program does, but it has tools that will require practice before I will master them.
Never one to read directions, I just jumped in and started to mess around. Here is the original image of a beach rose (Rosa rugosa) I took last summer. It’s over exposed because it was the height of day and light was reflecting off the white stones nearby.
It looks more vibrant when I use the tools to crop and adjust the exposure!
The effects tools are great fun to play with! You can pixelate or distort or make the image look like a drawing.
I’m not ready for my first gallery show, but I sure am having fun manipulating my photographs!
Here’s a short video that demonstrates how this tool works!