Friday, March 18, 2011

Everything new is old again

Photoshop Elements has so many fun features that I don't think I'll ever learn to use them all, but this morning I spent a while experimenting. I started with this picture that I took in November of 1997 when my grandson and I went to a Civil War Reenactment at Magnolia Mound Plantation in Baton Rouge:

An hour or so later, after cropping, applying a sepia tint, creating a ragged border, and  painting an entire fake hat, here's the final result:

The hat obviously needed a better artist than I am, but it was a fun project anyway.

UPDATE 3/19/11:

In the comments on this post Janet asked if I thought I could add suspenders to my grandson. Who could resist a challenge like that? Thanks for the idea, Janet. (While I was working on suspenders, I also took the tops of Koby's ears out from under his hatband.)


  1. did a good job! I have tried to master my program that is only one tenth of what Photoshop is and its just so involved and has so many aspects to it....I'm lost.

  2. gee, I wish I could do stuff like that! I'm still learning my new photo program. Think you can add suspenders to your grandson?

  3. Superb! I so wish I could do things like this! What a great idea. One of these days, I intend to try and learn even a tenth of what there is in photoshop.

  4. Thanks for your encouragement, ladies. And, Janet, about those suspenders? Check the update; I gave it a try.


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