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March 23, 2009

Things aren’t always what they seem…

When we were in Bruges a couple of years ago, we stayed at a B&B with an amazing view of the Belfort Tower. Unfortunately, there was some construction work going on, and this crane was in the way:

view from room RS

The frame around the window kind of got in the way too. Whoops!!

But thanks to a little help from a program called Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2, the view was greatly improved :-)

view from room rev RS

I would have made the clouds a bit fluffier, but my free trial ran out before I got around to it. Whoops again!!

And here’s a before and after shot of Jackson. Not a lot to change, but there was a fuzzy splotch by his left eye that was bugging me…

Jax 1 RS

…and now it’s gone :-)

Jax 2 RS

If you want to touch up some of your photos, you can download a free trial version of Paint Shop Pro here. It’s pretty easy to do the basic stuff — just follow the helpful tips in the sidebar :-)

Have fun!!

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16 comments:

janet said...

oh kelly thats really awesome, seems like the ideal program.
hugs
janet

Paul Anater said...

I use a program called Gimp. It's an open-source version of Photoshop. It's amazing and like Photoshop, the learning curve's pretty steep. But learning new software is fun! I think so anyway. Check it out! http://www.gimp.org/downloads/
No temporary licenses here!

Chloe's Couture said...

I LOVE BRUGGE!! That is seriously one of my favorite places in Europe, I went 3 times last year b/c I jut have to take new people there and we went for the flea market in Sept! It is an amazing place! Good job with picture improvement, it totally looks natural!!

Colour Me Happy said...

I didn't realize I could do that without a serious program! Thanks.

Wana said...

thanks for the paint shop pro dearie!!!

Cottage Lifestyle said...

Kelly and Victoria, Matt's picture arrived yesterday and is in perfect condition. Please tell Matt it is beautiful. I will do a post soon showing you where I hang it.

Renee

Christy said...

Oh your dog is too cute - I love him. What a neat program - I'll have to check that out!

xinex said...

Neat program! Awesome pictures!...Christine

Tom Erdman said...

Kelly, I have about 200 photos I need outlined in Photoshop. Could you help me out with that?

Lauren said...

oh wow that's awesome!!! have to go check it out!! thanks for sharing!!
xoxo

Silver said...

your dog is so adorable!

Velvet and Linen said...

I have to get this. My photography leaves a lot to be desired!

xo
Brooke

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Ooooh that would make my life a whole heck of a lot easier...I keep trying to do it all with the shot itself!

I absolutely ADORE Brugge!! Seems as though the whole city is made of chocolate! So gorgeous!!

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Thanks for the tip(s). I wish there were 48 hrs. in each day. I would love to learn to tackle all the newest photo/design software!

MOOT said...

Super cute dog :)

angelo said...

Jackson is waaay too adorable. Great dog and beautiful homes!

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