Retouch 2

Some more before and after

Wow…. I have learned more about photoshop in the last 2 weeks than I have in a year….. and I’m sure I am still only scratching the surface.

Can’t stop retouching……

These images that I am retouchng are all supplied by some very kind photographers over at Model Mayem.

Some more Retouching

Another Before and after.

I’m really enjoying the art of Retouching

Reently, I have been spending quite a bit of time on learning the secrets of retouching. It is an amazing set of tools that these professional guys use.

What got me hooked was the work of Calvin Hollywood and Natalia Taffarel. I am now watching the DVD produced by the latter.

So here is my latest attempt.

Before and After

It is NOT an iPad 3!!!

So the iPad 3 is now on the market and I really want one, but only because I cannot get my original iPad from our pup Bella!!!!

My wife downloaded an app that is supposed to amuse cats for hours on end but I’m afraid after a couple of minutes our cats had sussed it out!

However, Bella, thinks that this poor mouse has been trapped in the box for the last 6 months!

Now who says dogs are smarter than cats?

Another Before and After “Calvinize” Project

Here is another before and after image that I have “Calvinized”.


1952 Chevy Police Car

This old police car sits in front of Landry’s Restaurant on the Kemah Boardwalk. I researched the car a little on Google but came up with very little.

It really does take you back in time to the great old black and white movies where these old cars would speed round corners with ther sirens blaring, lights flashing and tires screaming.

Calvin Hollywood

Who is Calvin Hollywood?

Well, he is a photographer that I found last week while I meandered through some YouTube tutorials. This guy has a very unique style that is instantly recognizable.

Calvin Hollywood is a digital artist, photographer, photoshop-trainer and author from germany. He is a photography based artist and put the focus – in image editing with Photoshop. He is also Adobe Promoter and trainer for Photoshop and typing for magazines.

Anyway I was so impressed with the style of this guys image that I decided to download his book and tutorials. If you are interested, you can find the details at

So, below is a before and after photo of my first try at retouching using some of Calvin’s techniques.




My Valentine

I am definitely not a guy who is into taking portrait type pics and my wife usually scurries under a pillow when I point my camera at her.

So….what to do?… sneaky i suppose!

This image was taken yesterday evening when I was pottering about in the back yard with my camera. Jen did not know this was being taken but I managed to sneak a shot in as she was playing ball with the puppy.

She will probably not speak to me for a couple of days after seeing this post but I could not resist posting this image of my lovely wife Jen.




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