Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Frosty Season's Greetings

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I like the original shot, but sometimes I get tired off all my Christmas light shots being on a dark background. I used Picasa with a very strong but then faded pencil sketch to transform this shot to look like it had snowed.  I then used the Boost filter to make it more colorful.  I had an error in Picasa where the boost didn't really save to disk correctly (multiple times) yet looked great on my screen.  I ended up taking a screen shot and then using Elements and Perfect Resize from OnOne to make the shot 16X20 300dpi.  I also toned down Santa's one bright leg and fussed iwth the tree branches in front of the house columns a bit. Text and Museum Matte frame added in Picasa too.

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