Monday, December 14, 2009

Tuesday's Treasures

On Tuesdays we provide our Faculty an opportunity to feature the talented work of some of our students and friends. You may see a display of creative Photoshop work, their beautiful photographs or an interesting story about an individual’s meaningful contribution to his or her community, country or the world.If you have memories, old or new, you would like to share, send them to me at

A Jewel

Karen Barnett has been a student of mine for 6 months. In that time she has done exactly what you need to do to learn a challenging program like Photoshop. She has hung in there, not given up, come to class after class and practiced at home. She is now one of the strongest students in class, often working ahead on her own.

Not only is she a good student, but she is a genuine gem to have in class. She assists people around her and makes friends easily. Her helpful efforts have benefitted her classmates from her very first Level 1 course.

She represents the spirit of good will and a strong mind that I brag about every chance I get!!

What you see below are three images Karen prepared for a collage class. First the original image is made black and white. Then a smaller version of the very same image is added on its own layer in color. This process takes pictures that are nice but maybe a bit mundane, and gives them pizzazz that will make you look twice!

Start with a lovely waterfall...

...add an image from a Japanese garden...

...and finish with a forest trail.

Pretty snazzy!!!

A special thanks to Karen Barnett for her lovely images and her lovely self!


Sage said...

That is something I want to learn in the new year; photoshop; great picture

Anonymous said...

Great work Karen!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic Karen! Enjoy taking these classes with you! Edie

Mimi said...

Love the waterfall!