Q&A: Design and Editing12:00 AM
I initially had a long intro for this, but I decided to scrap that out and just head straight to the questions I usually get (or FAQs)! Basi...
I initially had a long intro for this, but I decided to scrap that out and just head straight to the questions I usually get (or FAQs)! Basically, I summarized the FAQs into 5 questions and I also added this question I got through the comments from an anonymous person. I know Blogger doesn't notify people when I respond to their comments, so I thought this would be the best venue to answer his/her question as well :)
1. What do you use to edit photos and how do you edit them?
Adobe Lightroom then Adobe Photoshop--yes, in that order. I use Lightroom to adjust the exposure and color balance and then head to Photoshop for more specific layer effects. I use Lightroom only if I think I need it though.
2. Why do you edit your photos?
I like having a certain feel for the materials I post on my blog :)
3. Who designed your blog?
I did. I based it on a Blogger template which I heavily edited according to how I wanted it to look.
4. Did you take any classes/workshops to learn editing?
Not particularly, but my course did require a certain extent of knowledge about those programs. I basically forced myself to learn about them in high school because I liked editing and designing.
5. Tips for those who want to learn Photoshop?
Hmmm... I think classes can only take you so far. You really have to want to learn to know how it works. Play around with the program; get a feel of what each button does (yes, be like DeeDee from Dexter's Lab haha!) :) Everyone has to start somewhere naman talaga, so don't worry about it!
Anonymous question (blog post): "Hi Megan! I hope you don't mind but I was just wondering.. is there a certain name for that circle images? And.. How do you make it? From scratch or is their a certain feature of photoshop that has a default circular thing already? :D Thanks! I love your blog!"
Oh no! I hope you left your email address or Twitter so I could share with you how :( But anyway, in case you still get to read this, I use Photoshop! There's a tool there called the "marquee tool" (the icon is a dotted rectangle usually). You just right click on it and choose the round/circle marquee tool :) And then to create a perfect circle, hold Shift while you select the area you wanna include inside the image. Once selected, right click within the area and choose Layer via Cut/Copy. Copy this image on a new file and save it as PNG :)