If somebody asked me about Photoshop I would say that I’m not at all fluent in this field, as I mainly work instinctively, have no particular plan. I simply take a photo that I consider interesting and start working on it. I improvise, as if I was writing a book. The work absorbs me, I’m mentally absent adding a little bit of this and taking away a little bit of that, awaiting a moment in which I’m content with what I see. What comes out of it is in the majority of cases a coincidence.
But what I love PS for is that it sometimes can save a photo from being deleted (by me – and believe me, I can be ruthless) and on very rare occasions it can even change a seemingly useless original photo into something that cathes an eye, and into a picture that might even be perceived as a ‘good’ one by laymen.
I’d like to show it on the example of a photo that I currently use as an avatar.
The photo was taken by my hubby in my daughter’s kindergarten. Technically it was a piece of s**t, but what I liked about it was my hair.(I would like to remind you that I DO NOT ENJOY looking at myself in photos, it’s a rarity that I actually like any of the photos that present me. Normally I avoid cameras pointed at me, which drives my hubby mad ;D )
I decided to do something about the quality of that photo in order to save it. So as the situation seemed hopeless, I had to exaggerate with Photoshop (which I personally like doing 😉 ).
You may see for yourselves the results of my work.