Sunday, 8 April 2012

A Little Bit of Photo Editing

This afternoon, I took my blog completely apart, at least as well as I know how.  I removed everything, and went back to the most basic version of the template.  I'm trying to get rid of those two blue bars on the sides of my blog, covering up most of my nice new background.  They appeared right around the time I changed my header to the raspberries.  And they're driving me crazy!  I can't get rid of them.  Obviously, my work today didn't succeed.  At least now they're only showing up on the main blog page, and not on the post pages.  I think.  Oh well.  It could be worse.  The blue is a nice enough colour.

After I put my blog back together (after an afternoon/evening with it in pieces, I apologise if you visited during that time!), I decided that my raspberry header was too bright.  With the yellow background, blue stripes, and bright header, it was just looking too circussy for me.  So I fixed it.

Original picture, straight from the camera (other than cropping and text, obviously):


After:

I did the editing in Picasa as usual.  First, I did the "cross process" treatment, then reduced the saturation to about 30% or so.

What do you think?  I think now it says "vintage kitchen on a summer afternoon" rather than "circus".


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7 comments:

  1. Jo, I don't see the blue bars you are fretting about. Just lovely lemony yellow stripes and the beautiful raspberries. Either you fixed the blue problem or it was just showing on your computer.

    Either way, the new look is so fresh - lovely. The raspberries are amazing - got to learn how to add text to my pictures. I use Aperture or Flickr and Photobucket, so I'm not sure if I can do that. I'll have to spend some time figuring it out - IF I can get myself out of the garden.

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  2. i don't see blue bars... love the raspberries!!

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  3. Heather and Marie, I'm glad you don't see it! It's only on the main blog page, not the individual post pages.

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  4. I don't see the blue bars either... I think I liked the stripes better up and down, but I do like the toned-down raspberries. :) It's fun redesigning a blog, but I find it stressful because I don't know enough to do everything I want - or it takes so long to figure it out. :)

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  5. Oh...wait...I do see the blue bars....the don't look odd, but it would be annoying not to be able to get rid of them when you want to.

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  6. awesome! i couldn't find the blue bars on the main page either, your raspberry picture is beautiful! i would LOVE for you to link this post or any other posts you want to my weekend link party http://lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com/2012/04/spread-love-link-party-6.html it opens at midnight tonight, hope to see you there!
    {love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

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