Sunday, January 11, 2009


I have to tell you about The Pioneer Woman. I originally was pointed to her site for her recipes... specifically her Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Thingies and her Best Chocolate Sheet Cake Ever. But recently I started browsing around her site more and she has an entire section about photography and photoshop.

I want to be The Pioneer Woman when I grow up.

She has free downloadable Photoshop Actions on her site, and I downloaded them and started playing around with some pictures. Wow. Seriously. I'm having so much fun.

Take this picture of me and Natalie:

Turning a color photograph to B&W is nothing new, of course, but aside from cropping it, I only had to click one button to end up with this. It adjusted levels, turned to B&W and softened things to make a lovely looking picture. I also did this picture of the girls:
Just to show you the difference:

I'm just having so much fun with it! Plus, I didn't even know Actions existed before this. (I know, I know, but you learn something new every day, right?) Now, I can make my own actions and that will be just awesome! I'm so excited.
But- even if you aren't into the photo stuff, there's a lot of good recipes on there, and a lot of other fun stuff to look around at.


Liz said...

That looks wonderful! I just stumbled onto your blog this morning (blog hopping, not sure where I came from) and wanted to tell you HOW cute your girls are. So adorable.

Alicia said...

Thank you, Liz!

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