Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Can you say confused?


I am having a hard time getting this last example. I love what Mazz did but I am having a hard time figuring it out. I cheated on the above picture and didn't do it Mazz's way. I cut out the boy and added the background and then I lowered the opacity of the background paper. I don't seem to be able to find a blending mode. Is it right in front of my face and I just don't see it? Is it because I am only using Elements and not the full version? Is it because I need Photoshop for Dummies? I am frustrated because I generally get these things but I'm not getting this last tutorial. Do I need to dump the money in and get CS4?


All help is appreciated. Seriously... HELP!

4 comments:

Tash said...

I hate to say it...but I can not stand elements! I have both had CS3 and Elements and I can not function in ELements. You can not do layers like I want to etc...
Wow CS3 is important too for Bridge etc because there is so much more you can do... But you must weigh the cost for your family I guess. The more you learn the less fakey the photos are and you can dive a million depths deeper into CSuites especially if you take photos for $$$$.
Just my opinion. But I am detail oriented sometimes to a fault not as bad as some though...
So the more detail you want to enhance/correct the more you need CSuites...And since 4 just came out Ask Santa! or something??

Cy said...

I agree with tash. There is a reason Elements is $70 and CS is $700+. They can't possibly do the same things.

Ok lineman, it's time to pony up for Christmas...

(educational discount brings Photoshop CS4 in at about $300)

Cy

Carin said...

As far as the Mask in Elements I see I don't have many comment regarding that. the more I look I can see that it just isn't an option in Elements. That could be why it is TOTALLY foreign to me.

Maybe there will be a time when I can get CS4.....

Anyone else have examples of what Mazz did whith his post "Rock out your photos".

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I suppose Lineman will need to pony up and buy R2D2 or what ever it is!?!?!?!?

Cy I think you are putting these ideas in carins head just to keep me broke!!!

Lineman