As I mentioned yesterday, I got my computer upgraded to Windows 7. It took a while, but I think I have most of my software reinstalled! One of the things that surprised me about the upgrade this time is how many passwords I had forgotten because I let my browser remember them for me. I have been using a password safe, but did not enter all the accounts I needed.
Well, most of the kinks have been worked out now and since I have Photoshop working again, I was able to correct (or more properly compensate for) the perspective on that shot of the building in Oakland from yesterday’s post.
Here is how I got to the picture you see here
- I took three separate images of the building. I used the panorama utility in PC CS5 to align the images
- I selected the cleanest portion of each to get rid of most of the people and cars. That white care never moved!
- I used the free transform tool to straighten the lines in the building
- I added a curves adjustment layer and used auto
- I cropped the image.
So what does this all have to do with the featured image? Well, not much. One of the best tips I ever got about improving one’s photography, however, was this. After you take a picture, see what is directly behind you that you are missing. The featured image is this young woman with crazy cool hair.