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Playing with Paint Shop Pro

My youngest son, Zac, and I went to the U2 concert in Cardiff on Saturday and afterwards, he asked me to take a photo of him outside the Millennium Stadium with his mobile phone.  Unfortunately it doesn’t have a flash and as it was about 11pm, it was rather dark!  So this is how the photo turned out:

dark photo

It looks rather unpromising, doesn’t it?  But he asked me if I could do anything with it, so I had a play in Paint Shop Pro!  Now, I haven’t done any tutorials in PSP and don’t know anything about layers etc, so maybe there could be other things I could have done but this is what I came up with, just messing around with the various settings:

zac3

He liked this one!  i think I got it by clicking on ‘adjust brightness and contrast’.

Here are a few other photos I came up with:

zac4 zac11

zac10 zac5

I had fun, anyway!!

Altering photos for Gocco/thermofax using Photoshop

Karen Stiehl Osborn has just written a tutorial on her blog entitled From Photograph to Thermofax. If you use Photoshop or Photoshop Elements and want to make a Gocco screen or thermofax screen and don’t know the best way to alter a photograph to make the best sort of image for it, check it out!

If you prefer using Paint Shop Pro, I wrote an article a few months ago on the same subject. You can find it here. There is also a link on my left sidebar.

While I’m on the subject of Gocco prints, I do still have some Print Gocco machines – PG10 and PG10 Supers – for sale, and have reduced the prices for April so there’s still a few days left!

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