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Wordless Wednesday ~ Flowers II

More from the same email. :-)

Giant Ornamental onion plant

Monkey Orchid

Hyacinth bouquet flowers

propellers polyanthus

ntac patricia dahlia

lupin plant

primula auricula


  1. Wow I wonder if that second one is photoshopped. That is so cool! Also love the color of the first one! Love these pictures.

    1. I had wondered that too! It looks to real to be real (hope that makes sense haha). All these flowers are simply gorgeous! I wish I had a few in my flower beds. :-)

    2. That does make sense, but after some of the stuff I've seen I'm never surprised to learn something was edited. It's amazing what some people can do with photoshop. I only wish I had the know how and talent to do that. I can do very basic editing, but that's it. :) We have some gorgeous lilies blooming that I'm going to have to get some pictures of if it will ever quit raining. :)

    3. Oh yes, nothing is a sure thing on the internet anymore. My mom is a Photoshop WHIZ but she's had years of practice building ads for newspapers. She told me of this real simple, FREE, paint program that I use for my watermarks and to do simple touch-ups (like removing unsightly stuff) occasionally but there's no way I could move up to actual Photoshop, I'd probably just start twitching with all the information LOL.

    4. What program do you use? GIMP? That's the one I use. It's a free, knock off version of Photoshop. Or so they say. I've never used actual Photoshop, so not sure. I wish I could afford Photoshop because I would love to play around in it and see what I can learn, but I can't so I use GIMP. I can do watermarks, touch ups, color enhancing and I've played around with blacking out backgrounds. I've done some images with invisible backgrounds like my banner on the Farmer Life blog but it's so tedious and I do it so rarely I have to remember how to do it every time LOL!! There is so much more I could learn in that program, but it gives me a headache if I concentrate on it too long. :) I've always been impressed by the people who can paint pictures in paint programs... from scratch... free hand. It's crazy! I can't keep my mouse steady enough to make a straight line, much less create actual art haha!

    5. Oh I know the pain! What I have is simply There's a lot more that you can do with it that I don't know yet. I'm still learning, playing around with it. Mom says it has its good points but still lacks as far as it and Photoshop compare. I don't think I use it enough to justify paying for Photoshop, so I'll just stick with my Paint program. :-)

    6. Oooh you should try GIMP!!! It's It has a lot more of the bells and whistles. It's a bit complicated to learn starting out, but YouTube is your friend in that case hehehe! It's completely free. It can take a while to load when you first open it though so I usually open it when I'm up doing something like laundry or getting lunch, then when I get back to the computer it's loaded. Other than that I love it.

      Oh, almost forgot. When you get done editing your image choose the export option, not the save option. They changed it in the last patch to where save puts it in a weird format, but with the export option you can choose JPG. Also I don't know if you do this, but always save it as a new copy so you always have your original one unedited. I used to save over my original (before I started using a watermark) and then I got a new computer and was shocked to see how dark I had made all of the images because my old computer's screen was brighter than normal. Then it was impossible to get them back to the original lightness. It's always best to keep the original! Just in case you learn a new editing technique that you like better or something. :D

    7. I'll have to try it out! Sounds like it'd be a really fun tool to learn. I ALWAYS "Save as", don't know why but I guess it's a good habit I've gotten into. Paint also saves it in a weird format, one that Blogger doesn't accept but it's easy to change it to a jpg. file.


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