Playing in Photoshop

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I googled ‘photoshop’ – I need to wash my eyeballs now. -.- Image Source:

It’s Tuesday, which means I made it through Monday.


I’ve been busily working on photos, though I still don’t have as much time as I would like to.

A few more days, and then I will have some extended time to spend in-world.

After taking my Photoshop class, I’ve been trying to apply what I learned.

I was taking some pics in-world at Slink West (a really beautiful sim!) and trying out the new filters they added to Firestorm with the last update.

I generally take a couple of pics with different windlights, but sometimes I try out the filters just for fun, to see what they do.

I used a filter and really liked the effect; however, I decided I wanted to try and recreate the look myself in Photoshop, rather than just using the FS filter.

When I posted the photo in the LOTD post, Yummy asked if it was a FS filter.

So yay!

I think I accomplished what I wanted, if that’s what she thought. 🙂

Original PhotoThis is the original photo.

I cropped it, of course.

And I was using the system avatar, so some work with liquify was in order.

Then I played around a bit with various things in Photoshop.

What I ended up with was this:

LOTD 135I usually try not to change the look of LOTD posts too dramatically.

If I’m showing off an outfit, I want it to show as it would in-world.

Sometimes, though, it’s just fun to play around.

You can do so many different things in Photoshop.

With this photo, I was trying to recreate the filter I liked.

I was happy with the way it turned out, but I rarely think a photo is ‘done.’

It’s not exactly like the photo I got with the FS filter.

That photo looked like this:

FS FilterI’m so glad that FS added the filters to the viewer.

It gives me another set of options to play around and have fun with.

The Black Dragon viewer is still a bit faster when it comes to actually taking the high-res photos, but it’s nice to have choices.



2 thoughts on “Playing in Photoshop

  1. I’m really, really curious to try out Black Dragon for photo taking. I remember reading your review on it a while back and had forgotten to download it after the fact; thank you for the reminder! 🙂

    1. Of all the TPV’s I tried, it was the easiest/fastest on my computer when it came to taking high-res photos. And when I first tried it, FS didn’t have the fancy filters, but Black Dragon did. It doesn’t have as many as the new FS, but still fun to play around with.
      I’m actually playing around with projectors and lighting today – I’m curious to see how I can play with the photos in Photoshop!

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