Photoshop Day 4

Wanna know how much time I wasted playing in Photoshop this past weekend? I spent so much time either on the couch or the bed with my laptop in my lap, that I managed to injure my tailbone.  For reals.

At least, that's the only reason I can come up with for why I woke up Monday morning in excruciating pain.  Felt perfectly fine when I turned off the light Sunday night (after almost a 3 hour stretch of photoshopping), and then woke up the next morning with shooting pains every time I moved.  After some very careful movements to figure out where the pain was coming from, it was decided that I've got a bum bum.  I guess I just spent too much time sitting on it?

The pain definitely subsided a bit as the day wore on, maybe thanks to all the ibuprofen I popped, but I'm still walking a little funny.  My fingers are crossed that it's just a 24 hour ailment.  A girl can hope, right?

Back to the 3 hours I spent playing in photoshop before my bum became bummed...I kept my word and didn't use any actions this time.  Which means it looks baaaaaaad.  But, learning's the game and that's what I did.  I altered the overall colors just a tidge, and did a little bit of burning where the sun bleached out the ground, but mostly I spent all my time using the clone stamping tool.

Here's the original picture - our family photo from last October.

You really can't tell that much difference in my touched-up version, unless you look closely.  I tried to use the clone stamping tool to remove all of the sun spots on our clothing.  Now, up close, everyone looks really "flat" since I've colored in their chests, legs, etc.  My clone stamping looks pretty rough, especially if you zoom in.  In hindsight, I probably could've matched the colors and painted in the sunspots using the paint brush.  Oh well, maybe next time.

Four days down, three more to go!