Monday, September 14, 2009

Fall Photo Fun!

I promised in my last post that I was going to share some neat special effects that I discovered on my photo program-
Microsoft Digital Image-Standard 2006. My program came with my Dell computer package.
Here is a link for a free trial download if anyone is interested.
It's really a very easy program to use!
I got so excited when I discovered this, I practically went through every photo in my files trying these effects out on them, ha ha....
It takes very little to entertain me!!
Okay, remember this cute white cutout ceramic pumpkin I got at Marshalls!
Here it is on a black chair that I redid...

Now here it is above with a "watercolor" effect.
You'll really get the full effect when you click the photos to enlarge.

This one above has a "film grain" effect.

Regular photo.....

"Glowing edges" photo with color enhancing.

Regular photo....

"Watercolor" effect!
Watercolor is my favorite, it make me feel like a real artiste!

This effect is called "colored pencil". Cool!


.... and this one is effect is called "Chrome".
I also color enhanced it in orange for Fall, but you could use any other color also!
I think it would look cool in a black frame in a
contemporary setting.

Watercolor again! Dont forget to enlarge...

These oranges in a yelloware bowl was an idea
I borrowed from a post that my sweet friend Barb did over a Bella Vista!

Isn't it purdy with this colorful wreath that I got on a T/S shopping trip a while back.
This chair was another one of my neighbors throw aways!
I painted it black.
I think it turned out to be a great spot to put fall displays!

What do you think?!

Colored pencil

and this effect is called "Chalk".
I hope everyone is having a nice week so far!
So glad you could stop by!!


"Blossom" said...

Awsome photos. I might have to try these. Love the pumpkin

Blondie's Journal said...


I have seen this done before and it is beyond cool!! I too, like the watercolor effect. It's as if you are painting a still life in your own home!!

Do you have to pay for these programs and are they difficult to use??


June said...

Oh man Sherri, this is so cool! I really love how the colored pencil ones look. The water colored makes a great effect too.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

As "bj" says...BWAAAAAAA! I want a new camera!! One that does all those wonderful things!! BWAAAAAAA..

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Sherri, your pictures are wonderful. You are such a computer whiz!! I will have to check this out.

Love your new blog layout....really pretty.

Hugs, Barb ♥

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sherri, be careful! This photo stuff can become very addictive. Believe me, I know! These effects look like they work better with this program than the one I'm using. I'll have to try yours out. That free chair looks so great painted black, and all of your fall displays look so good on it. Thank you so much for getting a card off to Amy. laurie

Elaine said...

Hi,Sherri...I really enjoyed looking at your different photo effects. Very cool. I have Photoshop Elements 5 and I've fooled around a little bit with some of the effects, and it is so very addicting, isn't it? I could spend hours just playing around with it....then I have to snap back to reality and get some "real" stuff done. lol Now you've got me in the mood to spend the afternoon doing pictures instead of what I'm supposed to be doing! Can I blame it on you when my husband comes home and I'm still sitting here at my computer? No, but really I did enjoy looking at your fall arrangements. That's really what I'm doing this afternoon....some deep cleaning and fall decorating. I love autumn and I'm thinking maybe if I get busy decorating it will cool our Phoenix temps down quicker!
Elaine :)

The Stylish House said...

Hi Sherri,
I love these special effects. I ‘m sure there are many neat projects you can do with this program, it looks fun. I also love that white pumpkin with the cutwork.
I meant to drop by earlier in the week, but I’ve been busy with projects. I’m trying to get jobs finished before the cold weather sets in. Hope you have a nice weekend, enjoy your beautiful countryside for me.

The Stylish House said...

P.S. Love your new blog look too!

Laura said...

Hi Sherri-

Your photos look wonderful. I need to venture out and try new things with mine.

Thanks for visiting today, and I love the way your blog looks-

So pretty,


Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Cool effects!!!

Chari said...

Hello Dearheart...

Just read your happy that you stopped by for a visit...I love our visits!!!

Girl, it looks like you and I were on the same page with autumn vignettes and special photo effects! Awesome!!! You know what they say..."Great minds think alike"! Hehe! Anyway...I really, really enjoyed all of your beautiful autumn vignettes...each one is so beautifully done!!! Love all of your photo effects...I think that your software programs offers about the same effects as mine! I love the "watercolor" effect! You know...each one of these photos would make a lovely wall art piece or a card!!! Well Darlin'...thank you for sharing all of your fabulous photos with us today...I loved it!!!

Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!

Chari said...

Oops...just lil' ol' me again! Just wanted to say how much I love your new autumn blog look...the colors are so pretty!!! Beautiful header photo!!! Ohhh...and by the way, I just adore that pretty white cut out pumpkin that you have!!!

Love ya,

Connie said...

I came over from Elaine's blog since you sounded intriguing and I've set a goal to try and visit one blog on a saturday that I've never heard of before, sugar. So here I ammmmmm, chickee! Nice to meet you. Aren't photos fun to play around with on the PhotoShop programs. I love to do it.

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