Wordful Wednesday-Photoshop

*Wordful Wednesday is for those of us that like to showcase a photo(s) but that just can’t seem keep our mouths shut about it(them). If you’d like to play along, post a photo on your blog, and let the words roll. Feel free to “capture” my 7 Clown Circus button on the left to link back to me, and be sure to add yourself to Mr. Linky. Thanks for playing along!

I scored Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 for Christmas but am just getting around to playing around with it. I’m already part-way in love. Just wait until I can navigate around the software quickly. I’m pretty sure it’s going to be a full-blown-love-affair.
This photo was manipulated using the Cutout effects element. So cool.

About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


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    T Rex Mom says:

    Cool photo effects but it doesn’t look like it needed much added elements! I cannot wait to see what else you do with APE 7.

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    Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) says:

    very nice. I love playing with photoshop!! I got Adobe CS3 from a friend this past fall (with Photoshop) and am in love with it again – I have to start playing more (I have posted some of my experiments in my photo blog if you are curious).

    Have fun with Elements!!

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    Momisodes says:

    What a very cool effect!

    This is my first time participating, and I also used a bit of photoshopping for….uh…er…well, not so pretty pictures πŸ™‚

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    Cecily R says:

    That kid is just beyond cute…totally RAD effect or not. Did you see? I actually participated this week…I know. Shocker!!!!

    Oh, and I finally jumped on the following bandwagon…sorry it took me so long to join the cool kinds on your blog!

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    that is soooo cool!! happy wednesday!

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    Halftime Lessons says:

    Man, I have that software around here somewhere…gotta find it.

    Just posted…thanks so much again Johnny Utah.


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    RenΓ©e aka Mekhismom says:

    Whew, I am early tonight. Love your skills with photoshop, I need to purchase elements.

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    Elaine A. says:

    What a neat effect!

    I’m having too much fun with Picnik these days. It makes it easy to edit photos and that’s what I need – EASY! ; )

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    Love the effect!

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    I’m right there with ya….I love Photoshop! I could sit for hours, no days, and play with pictures and photoshop.

    I love beach pictures too, but this week I didn’t use photoshop on my entry….just plain beach.

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    Sorry my first URL entry didn’t go through correctly, so I entered it again. Hence my name is on Mr. Linky twice. OOPS

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    once you learn, you will have to teach me πŸ™‚ this week’s photo is lovely, beautiful + so much fun!

    i was thinking about this the other day…do you remember, did i coin wordful wednesday in a comment to you? or did i just think it + never say it. lol.

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    Really neat effect! I may have to finally invest in something like that.

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    i should have added that i sincerely cannot remember… πŸ™‚

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    what a gorgeous picture. but it would be hard to get a bad one of any of the members of your family. you’re all beautiful!

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    Casey's trio says:

    I have an older version but just know some of the basics. i’m sure you will be dangerous when you know how to use it!

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    scrappysue says:

    i’m pea green! i only have PSE 4 – but it’s still GREAT! i hardly use any features, but wish i could use more!!! that’s a great effect

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    Tiaras & Tantrums says:

    very cool software

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    BoufMom9 says:

    OH how cool! I love messing around with my photo editing programs.
    What a neat effect!
    Happy WW!

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    Simply AnonyMom says:

    What a neat application. As always great picture.

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    Very cool. I just discovered digital scrapbooking and I haven’t forked out the money for any software yet. Great photo too.

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    Oh that is very cool!!!

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    girlytwins says:

    I need to get some fun programs to play with. I would love to have some artistic pictures to have on display πŸ™‚

    He is such a doll.

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    A Family Completed... says:

    Isn’t photoshop fantastic? It’s addicting though, lol. Love the effects

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    Simply Sara says:

    What a cool effect!
    To be honest photoshop scares me. I am so intimidated by it, but would love to learn how to use different effects. I guess I just need to find some time to play around with it πŸ™‚

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    Ritch in Love says:

    excited to join in the fun!

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    Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit says:

    Very cool…can’t wait to see all the other fun things you can do with the program.

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    I got it for my birthday and am still learning the ropes too, but it is sure fun to play with, huh??

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    Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting says:

    That is AWESOME! I had it once and was semi-lost LOL I did ok with those tutorials you find, but I never grasped doing things on my own. Someday soon I hope to attain it again and learn. That and a new camera πŸ™‚

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    That is very cool. I need to figure out how to use my photoshop. It is so time consuming for me and my pea computer brain..:)

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    that is cool–i’d love to try photoshop someday

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    what fun for you. Its always cool to be able to take an ordinary photo and jazz it up.

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    blueviolet says:

    That turned out so cool! Lucky you for getting such a great Christmas present! One day….

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    I’ve heard so much about Photoshop, I may just have to invest in that myself! I really love what it did to your photo…very cool!

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    Jenni Jiggety says:

    Very cool! I would love to play with photoshop but it seems a little complicated to me!

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    Hootin' Anni says:

    Oh my gosh, this is purely one super job! I so love the effect.

    My Wordful is now posted….it’s all about fantasies of fireflies and fairies today. Come join me? Have a super duper Wednesday!!!

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    Scary Mommy says:

    Photoshop is sooo fun to play around with. I used to spend hours doing that at “work” πŸ˜›

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    Sparkette says:

    I totally agree! I am trying to learn mine after the initial quickie πŸ™‚ Picture looks great!

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    Life with Kaishon says:

    I wish I could learn how to use mine. I used to think I was kind of technologically cool but not anymore! : (. Love your picture.

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    Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama says:

    That is really neat!

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    Ronda's Rants says:

    That looks so cool…I want it!

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    β™₯ spoiled mommy β™₯ says:

    ok-i just got elements 7 and im LOST! i also have photoshop cs3…lost there too! lol
    i need a lot of help.
    good luck!!
    maybe you can teach me, eh?

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    That is so neat. Great work. I hope you have a great day.

    Happy Wordful Wednesday!

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    Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) says:

    What a cool effect! I need to play more with Elements…I use CS3 all the time, but keep seeing that Elements has more wiggle room for special effects… LOVE how that turned out! πŸ™‚

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    Eudae-Mamia says:

    So cool!!

    I adore Photoshop!! Before kiddos I was an art director. I miss my Mac so bad I could cry.

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    Kathleen W. says:

    I love Photoshop too, and that image is great! I can see an entire wall of family portraits using that feature.

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    sassy stephanie says:

    I really need to get in on the fun with PhotoShop!

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    Live.Love.Eat says:

    Cool effect Angie. I have a pic of Tristan in a similar effect but it’s from Picnik which is about all I can handle.

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    Sweet Serendipity says:

    Wow! Super awesome (and I’m jealous)!

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    I got PS7 for my birthday in January & still haven't even had a chance to install it! I hope it's easy to learn!

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    Live.Love.Eat says:

    P.S. I have to bow out of WW this week since I am still playing catch up from yesterday and the days before. Gosh, I am not supposed to be busier now than when I was working.

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    Kacey R. says:

    So cool! I just got Photoshop Elements 6 and I SO NEED some help! LOL Right now its all trial and error but still so much fun!

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    Digitally editing photos is waaayyyyy addictive! Be careful out there! ;o)


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    Julie@Cool Mom Guide says:

    Makes me want to go play with Photoshop!

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    Nice enhancement. Love the colours

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    those programs are addictive.
    love it

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    That’s a cool picture! I wish I could be good with Photoshop, too!

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    Cool effects… I’ve never been good at photoshop!!
    And I like your new font…looks neat!!

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    That turned out really cool!

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    oh, i LOVE photoshop!!!

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    He really is adorable. And cool program!

    Thanks for the birthday wishes!

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    That is a great picture! I love how the different effects make a whole new picture!

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    Gunnisac Sandersons says:

    that looks like a lot of fun. Just don’t let Jeff know and I won’t tell him!

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    Sam_I_am says:

    awesome pic!

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    Wow! This is too cool! I have an old version of Photoshop but find it so hard to use. Maybe Elements is a little bit more user-friendly. This is such a cool way to enhance your photos! I love it!

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    Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom says:

    What a great effect! I am in the market for a good photo editing software, but I’m so indecisive!

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    Heather @ Not a DIY Life says:

    Wow! That’s awesome! I have photoshop too and have had some good results. But I have to admit that they were accidents. I have NO CLUE what I’m doing!

    Happy WW!

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    what the heck??? that is SO cool! will it print out like that? it looks like actual art (and it helps that your subject is absolutely adorable)!!

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    I love that. It would look awesome blown up real big for a wall in your house. I’m still intimidated by Photoshop. I need a Photoshop for Dummies book. πŸ™‚

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    I use Photoshop CS2 at work and I love it. It can do so many amazing things!!!

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    Jennifer says:

    That is so cool! I have no skills when it comes to photos.

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    Lee of MWOB says:

    Looks awesome and I’m learning I need to be better prepared for your wordful wednesdays – I’m always so late in the game!! Well, I AM on the west coast after all.

    If you have a moment, stop by my photographic experiment today….


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    I love what you have done with that picture! Awesome effect:-)

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    Love the photo effect! I wish I had Photoshop!

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    What a cutie pie! Nice effects, too. I’m figuring out how to use Elements, too, and it’s pretty darn cool!

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    The Blonde Duck says:

    That’s so cool!

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    That’s precisely why I’ve avoided Photoshop to this point, another addiction is just what I don’t need. But it looks like so much fun! Love the photo.

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    oh yes, i have a full blown love for photoshop elements! yeah. enjoy. looks like you are getting along with it really well already!

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    My kids want photoshop but I may never get to use the computer again if we got it!

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    Veggie Mom says:

    I need to get on the ball earlier in the day, don’t I? Lots o’ Pop’rs Action is keeping me busy!

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    Munchkins and Music says:

    Hey Angie, that pic is really cool! I really want to get photo shop. Looks like your wordful wednesdays are getting pretty popular! I’m sure glad to be back. πŸ™‚ Hope all is well.

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    Ooooh I love it! I want photoshop.

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    Mrs. Fish: aka Two Fish says:

    I so need to get around to playing with PhotoShop…so many cool things to do. Love the photo, almost looks like an oil on canvas.

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    I have PE6 myself and have had NO time to learn it yet. It is VERY cool….however it makes me SO irritated that nothing (software-wise) comes with an instruction manual anymore! Grrr.

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    Enjoy, can’t wait to see what you create.

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    Thanks for Wordful Wednesday! This is the first time I’ve participated, and while I didn’t do anything Photoshopped or fancy, I said what I wanted to say about my pic. Awesome idea!

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    that is really cool. I would love to have that soft ware some day.

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    stefanie says:

    Those effects are so much fun! Enjoy…don’t forget about your blog…

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    ChefDruck says:

    Really amazing what you can do with photoshop. Just wish I could figure out those layers! Really neat picture.

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    Okay, so I’m totally jealous! I only wish I had photoshop. Or maybe it’s a good thing I don’t. I probably would get addicted and not get anything else done. Yup.

    Glad to see you’re experimenting. Very nice!!

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    I love the effect you used! cool pic!

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    DysFUNctional Mom says:

    I love it! I got creative with effects this week too, but I’m just a poor,lowly photobucket user.

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    Would love to win, Your blog is great by the way!
    ashlomb at yahoo dot com

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    My name is Tammie says:

    OK, we need to get you new pictures. LOL. Lens is back, when do you want to schedule? πŸ˜€

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    I just found your blog through C.C, at His Heart–and I am glad I did! : )

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    I’ve got PSE7 too and LOVE it – there’s no end to the fun you can have :).

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    If I had Photoshop it would be hard to tear me away from the computer… that picture came out great!!

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    Stephanie says:

    I’ve always thought I’d like to have photoshop, but don’t know if I’d ever find time to figure it out! Can’t wait to see what all you come up with πŸ™‚

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    Are You Serious! says:

    β™₯ I love the way that looks! Photoshop is my all time favorite program! πŸ™‚

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    Churchill says:

    That pictures looks so NEAT

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    Michelle says:

    I have been so distracted lately that I put up my link without leaving a comment (how rude of me).

    I love photo editing. I don’t think I have posted a single shot without doing something to it.

    I have a friend who has an unused copy of the real photoshop that she doesn’t need and is going to give to me. I can’t wait.