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We're just a couple of country dwellers......

that love nature, hunting, fishing, gardening, campfires, crafting, cooking, canning, laughter and living!!

Ya just never know what I'll blog about next...

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Endless Possibilities

Yesterday I had a little time, 
so I popped
at Kim Klassen's site

I signed up for the year long course,
but have discovered there is just 
NOT enough hours in the day
(if ya know what I mean?)

She's on day 49...
I think I'm back at day 14!!
Oh well, I'm sure I can
get caught up this winter!

Anyway, it is a dynamite, inspirational,
chock-full of good stuff kind of course...
everyday (I've logged in) 
I have learned something new and fun!!

Day 49 is a tutorial on how to make a "color story board"....

Since Kim only works on Photoshop
and I only work on FREE downloadable programs,
it's always a challenge to do what she does!
But, let me tell ya, anything is possible
when you're determined and cheap!!

This is my version of 
a color storyboard.....

You can take any photo and pull out any
color from the photo to make a color palette...
I added the word "Peachy"
as that is how I felt when I completed 
the little project!!

Sweet - don't you think?

What a great way to find colors to 
paint with...
I'm always telling clients to find an object
that inspires them and pull some colors from that object.
This is going to be a great tool
for this painter 
from now on!!

By the way...
I used a program called
Corel Painter Essentials
that I downloaded from the internet
a couple years ago for about $49.99
I just looked it up and they have updated
versions on sale for around the same price
Photoshop elements has 2 versions
one is $99.99 (why don't they just say 100 bucks?)
 and the other $149.99
Photoshop is much more sophisticated
and does much more,
obviously you get what you pay for.

I have definitely gotten my $50 bucks worth
with the Corel program and would recommend
it highly if they paid me to recommend it
which they aren't,
so suit yourself 
I just hope you think my 
color story board
is Peachy!!


Bonnie said...

Oh I love the colors and the idea. I have a few programs....I don't know if I have anything that will do that. I love color. Bonnie

Barb said...

I love that idea! I am an artist, and love to work with color pallets and different color combinations! I am on my way to check out the Kim Klassen's site. The peaches look yummy!

Lynne said...

On the mark . . . Peachy!

barb said...

Love the peach and blue together.

Country Gal said...

Lovely ! Papa here is the photo shop pro , if we need any photos done he does it . It does sound like a good winter hobby though ! Sounds like your gona have fun with it all cant wait to see more of your projects from it ! Have a good day !

Michelle said...

Beautiful! Love the processing!

ann said...

Great results. What program do you use to get the color pallet? I've played with BigHugeLabs.com.

Candy C. said...

I like it very much! :)
I've been thinking about signing up for some online photo editing classes but I only use the FREE programs too. Right now, I'm using Pixlr quite a bit. Maybe this winter would be better, more time.

Karen said...

Hi Lisa, oh, you're always learning (and sharing) something new! I wish I had the talent you have for photography. Every picture is so perfect.

Loved the barn the kitty is snoozing in and the weekend with the grandchildren was so delightful, too.

The weather here is far from delightful lately, but I guess it could be worse. Some rain would be a blessing, wouldn't it?