Soul on Ice

"Ah, mon cher, for anyone who is alone, without God and without a master, the weight of days is dreadful." (Albert Camus)

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For the longest time I've resisted using the latest photo enhancing softwares.  Not because I'm such a technological Ludite.  I am not even a purist.  I'm just cheap. 

I've been using one of the earliest version of Photoshop Elements, which I got as a freebie when we acquired our PC decades ago.  It worked fine.  It still does.  I used it for tweaking the saturation and the levels.  But the PC I was using was on its last legs.  So when I got a new Dell Studio, I decided to load it up with the bundle I got from Wacom tablet. It came with the Color Efex Pro and the Silver Efex Pro.  I used the softwares as plug-ins for the Corel Paintshop Pro X2 -- which imo is the poor man's Photoshop CS3.  More on Corel later -- I'll reserve it for my next blog.  

Upon using the Silver Efex Pro, I realized what I was missing.  Below is the same image used with the early Elements.  The difference is huge.  I have tried the Color Efex and will post my comment later.


Botong said…
Tito, sino ba yanf kinuha mong modelo? Marami akong kilala sa bilanguan. You want?
Guy Patterson said…
You are my greatest fan.

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