I've used Photoshop Elements for a couple of years now, but really just for organizing my digital photos. In the past I would try to tweak photos but usually wound up frustrated. Cropping a photo was about as far as I got.
Then, this past week, when I was once again playing around in the program, something "clicked". In my brain! Suddenly the whole "layers" aspect of the program made sense to me! I was amazed at how I could manipulate a photo. I think that first day I spent three hours absolutely glued to my computer and used Photoshop to transform a Times New Roman asterisk (y'know, this: *) into this rainbow-colored, 3D flower shape:
The photo above of the Shamrock and Irish Blessing is my photo-a-day challenge photo for the prompt "green".
Remember the shamrocks from my St. Patrick's Day Decor post? I love the green glitter on them, so I photographed a close-up of the glitter:
Then I used Photoshop Elements to create a shamrock shape from a copy of this picture which I then layered on top of this glitter background (after I blurred the background). Finally, I added text and voila! An image that is both festive and very green!
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