Sunday Stills – Photoshop
I don’t have Photoshop. The LSH uses Lightroom and I’ve used it a bit when processing photos after an equestrian event, but I find that iPhoto is sufficient for my needs.
One thing I’ve never figured out, though, was how to add Text to a photo in iPhoto. I’ve kludged it a few times using Powerpoint : insert photo into slide, add text and overlay it on photo, save as JPEG and reload into iPhoto if necessary. Much more complicated than it should be, so I decided that I would use this week’s Sunday Stills to force me to learn an easier/better way.
I googled “add text in iPhoto” and found this :
(The full thread can be found here but I got all the information I needed in the second paragraph. Thanks, nheacock!)
I’ve had an image in mind to use for a sort of inspirational poster, so I snapped this photo this morning and added my text in about two minutes flat. Not only that, but I added a © line as well!
And here’s one I prepared earlier (just because I like it).
Here’s the Before :
It’s a bleh photo of a pretty horse; nothing special and the rider’s head is chopped off – unforgivable!
Here’s the After :
When I cropped it to concentrate on the horse’s head, it was just a little too soft. I emphasised the softness using iPhoto’s effects : antique, fade colour and edge blur and I was very pleased with the result. This prints off nicely as a soft, romantic shot and makes a lovely postcard!
For more Photoshopping, visit Sunday Stills and see what everyone else has cooked up.