Here are a few photos from the blogshop class I took this past weekend. Smilebooth was so much fun and made a few friends along the way. If you are wanting to up your photoshop skills for your blog but don't know where to start, I really recommend this class. Bri and Angela were the best teachers and really made sure you were learning the proper steps to each skill. I was hesitant to go since I thought, "how much could I learn in just 2 days?" But boy, was I wrong. BRAIN OVERLOAD.
Angela took portraits of us and we were taught how to touch up and add things to. You can see the before and after here of the results. Such a huge difference. Adding things like grain and taking out flyaway hair. Too much fun, I tell you. BUT I never want to look perfectly photoshopped so taking it all in as a skill to put under my belt in case I need to photoshop a zit out someday. We also made gifs with our photos. I'll post mine up soon.
Another important thing we learned was properly making templates for your blog. I knew how to do this but I was doing it ALL wrong. Oh boy, their way was so much easier and I was able to make this post in a matter of minutes. Here is a quick one I made using the guidelines Bri gave us, adding texture into the mix and mulitplied circles. This is wren's summer 2011 collection by the way. Cute, right? Couldn't resist using them for this practice template.