How To…

First I need to say I’m sorry for posting late today! I kinda got to sleep in this morning. Kind of!! My cat started meowing at 3am, I finally got up at 330, fed him and went back to bed til 530! I didn’t sleep well!

So, anyway, on to today’s post…

Today, I’m going to show you how to adjust view, lighting and warp text.

Oct 12, 2019

How to adjust view

To adjust the view of you image on the screen, click on VIEW then click on FIT ON SCREEN in the drop down box. I usually try to keep it like this whenever I’m working on an image. You can zoom it in more if you’re working on specific details…I will go over that at a later date.

That’s all you need to do to get the image to a workable size.

Adjust lighting

To adjust lighting, click on ENHANCE, then click on ADJUST LIGHTING in the drop down box.

Another box will appear with two slide bars. Here you can slide the adjustments for brightness and contrast.

You can also adjust the SHADOWS and HIGHLIGHTS, but I rarely ever use this. Play around, see what you like. In the drop down box, at the top you will see AUTO SMART FIX…this will also fix the lighting and what not. I used to use it, but have found I like to adjust the brightness and contrast myself. (I have more control this way.)

How to warp text…

Click on the “T” on the left side of the screen to open a text box on your image. Type whatever it is you want to write. Adjust it as you need to. (To see how to do this, click here.)

After this, you will see two “T”s at the top of your screen beside the STYLE box. The first “T” lets you warp the text. Click on it.

A box will open up. Click on the box beside STYLE, a bunch of options will open up. Click on the style you want. This is where you can have some fun! (I am using ARCH.)

You can adjust the bend, horizontal and vertical distortion and whether or not you want the warp to be horizontal or vertical. Play around a little and have some fun. You can adjust and play as long as you want…nothing is permanent until you save it.

When done, and you have everything the way you want, flatten the image (click on LAYER and then click on FLATTEN IMAGE). Then you can save.

I should mention that you can save the image as a photoshop image if you are not finished creating. (Don’t flatten the image before you save. When doing this you will be able to open the image and continue working in the layers you have. I do have to warn you the image will be huge until you save it as a jpeg image.)

I think that’s about all for now, at least until next time. Hope you enjoyed and learned something!

So, until next time, have a great day, night or evening…where ever you may be in life’s journey!

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Have a great day…again!

Picture(s) Of the Week

Oct 12, 2019

a squirrel and a skull
I still see you

Both photos taken October 11, 2019

“The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder is getting through the crowd at the bottom.”

~ anonymous

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Way Back When and Even Now

Oct. 12, 2019

Back When

Picture of the Day

Taken March 30, 2013

“I would like, if you may, to take you on a strange journey.”

~ The Criminologist, The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

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I said what?

Oct 11, 2019

My son always knows how to cheer me up!

Yesterday we had to run down to the local library to return a few things. Well, he was talking, I wasn’t paying much attention til he said, “I slapped a unicorn with a shovel.” Hold the popcorn! What did he just say? I asked him to repeat what he had just said!

Apparently, he had had a dream… he was standing in a field and there was a unicorn. For some reason, he slapped it with a shovel and knocked the corn off…now it’s a zero-corn!! LOL!!! That sure did brighten my day! (he also said he felt kinda bad for knocking his cone off!)

Did you know that the cone on a unicorn’s head is called a magical horn? Just looked it up!

So that got me to thinking…a dangerous sport for me, but hey, I’ve survived so far!! What other silliness has popped out of our mouths?

“I just shaved my tongue!” – HCMorris

Yup, I said that! We were pulling out from the family reunion, I was in the very back row of the Pontiac Montana and had my feet propped up on the seat in front of me. “I just shaved my legs.” is what I meant to say, but “I just shaved my tongue” is what came out! Everyone laughed, including my dad! Well, my son didn’t…he either didn’t hear me or didn’t understand. Anyway, I didn’t think everyone heard me, but apparently they did. I never lived it down!! My mom used to say “Did you forget to put your eye teeth in?” (So you can see what your saying?)

“I need a knife” I said in my sleep.

“What for?” My dad asked.

“So I can butter some bread.”

This is what my dad told me I said when I had fallen asleep on the couch one night.

Another night, my dad tried to get me up (again I had fallen asleep on the couch) to go to bed. “I’m eating green ice cream.” I told him…I can see him walking away, chuckling, while shaking his head.

I know there’s some other stuff that’s come out of my mouth, and if either of my parents were around, I’d ask them. I can’t think of anything else, so…

Here’s some sayings from other people…

…overheard at work…

  • “Would you rather be a bath or a toilet?”
  • “Babies aren’t just for Christmas, you know.”
  • “Can you show me how to open this banana?”
  • “Swans are just female geese though, right?”

…while they were sleeping…

My mum, after falling asleep on the couch: “We’ll need to find a replacement…”

Me: “for what?”

Mum: “Your sister” —Reddit user frankiedarlin

My wife told me last month that while I was sleeping I said, “Set the burrito trap.”

She said she asked me what that was… I have no clue, but would like to know myself. —porkfatrules

I said to my fiancé in my sleep: “I love you because you have such long antennae.” —YodaPie.

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Way Back When and Even Now: Hog Rock Trail continued

Oct. 11, 2019

on and off the trail

three webs
  • Catoctin Mountain Park lies within the area known as the Blue Ridge Province
  • in the 18th and 19th centuries the land was heavily logged to support local agriculture practices and to produce charcoal for the nearby iron works furnace
woolly bear caterpillar
  • in 1933, the land was set aside as “Catoctin Recreation Demonstation Area”, the purpose was to rehabilitate sub-marginal farmland
a mushroom
  • in 1954, the land was divided with half becoming Cunningham Falls State Park and the other half Catoctin Mountain Park
hickory nut (shagbark hickory)
  • there are 18 wetland areas in the park, covering nearly 143 acres
a nut in the hand
  • contains over 25 miles of hiking through the mountains of upper Maryland, a park which honors Franklin D. Roosevelt’s legacy in the U.S.
abstract trees

“Remember to turn everything off once a week – including your brain – and walk somewhere quiet”

~ unknown

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Way Back When and Even Now: Hog Rock Continued

Oct 11, 2019

Even Now

Picture of the Day

uprooted tree

Finally got the rest of the Hog Rock hiking trip finished! To see more, click here: Hog Rock Trail @ Catoctin Mt State Park

Nature, time and patience are the three great physicians.

~ Chinese proverb

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Oct 10, 2019

It’s been a rather unproductive day! Actually, it has been, just not eventful. I went for a job interview and while I was there realized that what ever I’m doing, I’m doing it wrong. I have no idea what I’m doing. But I’ve got to keep doing… does that even make any sense? Yeah, I didn’t think so…it’s time for me to reboot! Maybe tomorrow I’ll have a better idea of what ever it is I need to do! Giving up is not an option!

So, here I am again, plugging away! One day at a time…right?

Anyways, on to the third and final post for today!

Ugg photo…

but oh so good photo!

Just like mom!

So, yeah…I’m probably about two in this photo which means it was somewhere around 1979. Got into my mom’s makeup. I think I did a pretty good job! Don’t you?

“I am a strong woman because a strong woman raised me.” ~ ?

“No matter how old she may be, sometimes a girl just needs her mom.” ~ Cardinal Mermillod

“I’m proud of what I look like. I’m proud I look like my mom.”

~ Lisa Guerrero

“A mother who radiates self love and self acceptance actually vaccinates her daughter against low self esteem.”

~ Naomi Wolf

Tomorrow is National Sausage Pizza Day and International Day of the Girl Child Day!

Hope you are having a great time between sunup and sundown (or sundown and sunup, which ever the case may be!)

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