Thursday, September 10, 2009

Storyboard tutorial

I found a wonderful tutorial today, over on Pioneer Woman’s Photography site. It’s by Miz Booshay (Donna Boucher) and it’s simple to follow [link].

Berries storyboard copy 2

I dug into my old macro files and found some berries to share with you. One of the things I love about summer is walking my dog along the edge of the property, and gathering a handful of berries to eat as I go.

As much as I love fall, I’ll miss so many different things about the summer.

So if you have Photoshop, and want to try something new and fun, here you go!

Thanks to all of my readers for the wonderful comments left on my Central Park series of posts (below). I plan on returning and seeing even more, and I’ll keep you posted.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ And now, some questions for you: ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

1. Who is making a positive difference in your life?

2. What was your best meal of the past seven days?

3. What is the ugliest article of clothing in your wardrobe?

4. Who in your family is most likely to know what’s up with everyone else in the family?

5. What bugs you most about your life online?

See you in the comments, my friends . . .

34 comments:

Country Girl said...

1. It's actually my dog, George. He's always in a good mood, always happy to see me, and always loves a good walk. Without him, I wouldn't walk as much as I do.
2. The meal I had in NYC on Saturday at Momoyo. Sushi yum.
3. These awful black sweatpants. In fact, I'm going upstairs and throwing them out right now.
4. I'd have to say Charlotte.
5. Not being able to visit everyone's blog who comes to visit me.

~ C.G.

Char said...

1. my friend Carol - she's always a great mentor. and my new project with Beth and Dani.

2. out - crispy honey chicken & lettuce wraps from P F Chang's. in - well, I'm blogging about it tomorrow.

3. my mom's old nightgown that I wear when I really really miss her.

4. me! LOL or my sister - we make sure we're caught up.

5. when people befriend me just to get me to read their blogs.

Country Girl said...

{{{Char}}}

I love your ugliest piece of clothing. It doesn't sound ugly at all.

~ C.G.

Living on the Spit said...

1. Dr. Oz has been working miracles in my life. I owe him so much.

2. I made a low fat version of Turkey/stuffing meatloaf and a side of lemon herb steamed veggies that was really yummy and made the house smell wonderful.

3. I have a white tank top that Phil calls a wife beater. I love to ear it to sleep in.

4. My sister Melinda is the know it all.

5. Blogs with black backgrounds and white writing play havoc with my brain and can trigger a migraine and I am too weak to mention it anywhere else but here.

Flea said...

. Who is making a positive difference in your life?
My walking buddies. But mostly my husband. He always inspires and encourages me.

2. What was your best meal of the past seven days?
I've been sick, so I'd have to say the Whopper, JR. I had tonight. Sadly.

3. What is the ugliest article of clothing in your wardrobe?
Oo. Probably the yellow t-shirt with the smiley face on it.

4. Who in your family is most likely to know what’s up with everyone else in the family?
My mom - she talks to everyone

5. What bugs you most about your life online?
That I spend so much time online

Hilary said...

You always ask such good questions.
1. my mother....she always makes me want to be a better person.
2. I had a fantastic Asian chicken salad at Uno's, for some reason it really hit the spot.
3. Probably an old green tee shirt with bleach stains on the front..my husband told me last night that I've had it as long as he's known me......guess it is my favorite.
4. my youngest daughter, Morgan.
5. I think my life must bore people to tears.

Sugar Creek Beads said...

1. It's my man, Jerry. He has a way of making my heart smile when I think of him.
2. Eating hot steamed crabs over the weekend at the shore,so so good.
3. My long red nightshirt that I love to wear when I want to feel warm and cozy.
4. My bff and cousin, Marie. When it comes to our family she knows everything.
5. Not having enough time to comment on every blog I read each day.

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

I do love your questions!
1. All of my thick n' thin group who never fail to encourage me and listen!
2. Best meal was last Sat. evening at my son's wedding reception - My sister provided smoked pork barbecue, "C" made beef brisket barbecue, Pat made meatballs that were gone in a flash, and Robbin provided wine and champagne! See why I appreciate and love my think n'thin friends!
3. Ugliest piece of clothing is definitely my faded lime green (happy color)t-shirt nightgown that has seen better days--it's just SO comfortable and soft - no scratchy lace. I can't give it up yet!
4.The person in the know is my oldest daughter because everyone trusts her.
5.What bugs me most about my life online is that it is such a time sucker! Problem is that I enjoy reading blogs so much, I can't cook dinner or clean house!lol

Cloudia said...

Bugs me about this web life we share?

Not enough time to read all the great blogs!

Word confirmation!!!! Hate it!

Love your blog...and George ;-]

Aloha

Comfort Spiral

Bush Babe said...

1. My friend Debby (www.lifesfunnylikethat.blogspot.com)
2. Tonights beef fajitas with lashings of sour cream!
3. My crocs
4. Me
5. How long it is taking everyone in my 'real' world to 'get it'. It IS happening, but slowly...

Oh, and of course not having enough time to read and comment on everyone WORTH reading and commenting on...

Audrey at Barking Mad! said...

Gorgeous berry pics. I'm already missing the strawberries. *sigh*


1. Who is making a positive difference in your life? Those I have met online recently. They might never know the difference they have made, but they do.

2. What was your best meal of the past seven days? Probably the "Simmer all day spaghetti" I made. the longer the sauce simmers, the deeper the color, the better it tastes. Mmmmm.

3. What is the ugliest article of clothing in your wardrobe? An orange sweater I abhor but can't get rid of for some reason.

4. Who in your family is most likely to know what’s up with everyone else in the family? Probably me.

5. What bugs you most about your life online? The many contradictions and judgments that abound in the blogosphere. Also, the fact that it's hard to take a stand for things you believe in without the chance of being ostracized.

Karen said...

1. Who is making a positive difference in your life? My children, they continue to inspire me and occasionally drive me crazy.

2. What was your best meal of the past seven days? grilled Sammon wih green olives, Salt, pepper, alittle olive oil.

3. What is the ugliest article of clothing in your wardrobe? a brown pilled sweater.

4. Who in your family is most likely to know what’s up with everyone else in the family? The dog.

5. What bugs you most about your life online? That some of the wonderful people I meet online will forever only be that- online :-)

These Nine Acres said...

1. Hmmm...I would have to say my husband. He always encourages me to do what my heart desires.
2. The best meal...my hubby and I went to the Greystone Grill and I had a filet topped with lump crab meat.
3. The ugliest piece of clothing would have to be my crocs, which I love dearly. do shoes count?
4. My aunt always knows what the deal is!
5. That an abusive ex stalks me daily.

Daryl said...

Berry pretty ...

1. Me.

2. Well, there was my amazing curry tofu but then there was that amazing sushi at Momoyo

3. Honey, I dont own anything ugly, but it we're talking about in my husband's closet ... well, there's the ratty tee he wont throw out ...

4. Me. I am the one who keeps in touch

5. Ahhh, well all SCROLLING that needs to be done to get to the comment LINK only to have to scroll more to get to the actual comment BOX and then the word verifications followed by the 'your comment will be posted after the Pope blesses it' ... YES I understand there are spammers, I have been hit too but holymotherofgoddesses do you really need 2 pages of scrolling, word verif. AND the blogger's approval?

Daryl said...

Berry pretty ...

1. Me.

2. Well, there was my amazing curry tofu but then there was that amazing sushi at Momoyo

3. Honey, I dont own anything ugly, but it we're talking about in my husband's closet ... well, there's the ratty tee he wont throw out ...

4. Me. I am the one who keeps in touch

5. Ahhh, well all SCROLLING that needs to be done to get to the comment LINK only to have to scroll more to get to the actual comment BOX and then the word verifications followed by the 'your comment will be posted after the Pope blesses it' ... YES I understand there are spammers, I have been hit too but holymotherofgoddesses do you really need 2 pages of scrolling, word verif. AND the blogger's approval?

Debbie said...

Excellent storyboard......

1. Who is making a positive difference in your life?
My daughters....they light up my life.

2. What was your best meal of the past seven days?
A homemade grilled chicken with peppered bacon sandwich....very tasty.

3. What is the ugliest article of clothing in your wardrobe?
My old grey sweat pants stained with paint ~ ugly, but so very comfy.

4. Who in your family is most likely to know what’s up with everyone else in the family?
My Aunt Ann.......she knows everything ~ and if she doesn't, she will make you crazy until you tell her. :)

5. What bugs you most about your life online?
That I don't have enough time each day to enjoy the many wonderful blogs I have discovered since I decided to see what blogging was all about.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

1. My daughter, Amy.
2. Fish and chips from the chippy.
3. A pink pair of velvet tracksuit bottoms, they look dreadful on me!
4. Me!
5. I often come across as being vulnerable and paranoid.

CJ xx

Mental P Mama said...

!. My daughter is one of the most inspirational people I know.
2. Blackened red snapper with a sundried tomato sauce
3. My grey sweatpants. I cannot bear to throw them out.
4. My baby brother Tyler knows everything.
5. I spend waaaaay too much time online;)

The Weaver of Grass said...

1. The farmer.
2. Luxury fish pie yesterday in a restaurant.
3. Any dress which is now too small.
4. The farmer
5. Being so impatient that I often give the computer too many instructions at once and it clams up.

Oliag said...

My husband told me I have Photoshop on my computer but I can't find it!...Will be getting to that tutorial when I get this straightened out!... I love your berries!

1. Mr O...the only one who will put up with me:)
2. Breakfast of coffee and muffins eaten on the sailboat...
3. The old, stained, bathrobe I'm wearing right now...
4. My cousin Becky...
5. The fact that I'm still sitting here reading in my old, ratty bathrobe instead of getting lots of things done!

Amy said...

I'm going to say my kids, they are all such fantastic people who I admire for so many different reasons, they are truly more positive in my life then negative, though we have moments where they drive me nuts, they inspire me more then they irritate me.
Probably the dinner I'm having tonight- rammen noodle salad.
Um, I have so much right now in my closet that I hate,but mostly because of my weight.
Hmmm...not really sure who would know most about everyone in the family..
I think the most difficult thing about my online blog life is finding interesting things to write about..I think I'm really quite boring, so finding something that will bring people to my blog is HARD!!

Rileigh's Lolli said...

My closest friends inspire me with their grace and mercy, with their generosity, with their genuine concern and honesty, with their laughter, with their tears, and most of all with their unconditional love and support. And Kate inspires me with her talents of photography and narrative! And her sensitive soul!

Chicken kabobs with roasted summer squash and roasted green beans that I made myself!

I recently cleaned out my closet and got rid of my ugly clothes!

My mother...only because she is nosey, intrusive and ... (better stop there).

I, too, spend way too much time online...to the point that it could be considered OCD!!! Well, almost...not quite.

Great questions, Kate, and great answers too!

Anonymous said...

1. the people i meet at work. i just met this elderly man who lost his wife and he is still trying to inspire everyone despite his loss.

2. pita pit :)

3. the lame outfit i have to wear at work

4. the only person that came to mind is grandma but yeah. so, i'll go with aunt char since you did :)

5. people who always have depressing posts just to get sympathy. get over it!

melanie <3

Louis Duke said...

1. President Barack Obama
2. PB&J
3. Crocs. If they count as clothing.
4. My Aunt.
5. SPAM especially in comments on the bog. That kills me.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

1. Many many people are making a positive difference in my life - just thinking about it makes me feel really happy!
2. Best meal in seven days? yuuuummm - a glorious pizza with tomato, lots of cheese and olives and capers - oh sublime!
3. Ugliest article of clothing in my wardrobe - I don't think any of them are - you'd have to ask the family!!
4. Maureen
5. Not having enough time to read and comment on all the blogs I love.

Deb said...

I wish I could partake in the brushing and editing, but I do not own that fancy program. And...I'm afraid if I did, than I would never leave the computer!

Oh, these questions!

1. My grandson makes our life. Thank goodness.
2. Best meal...hmmm...the salmon I had last Friday when I was released from house arrest!

3. Oh! I can tell you that my husband and I would disagree on this one!

4. I have no idea who I could bestow this honor upon! My ex best friend...
5. Online life? There are downsides? Hmm...not excerising

Jill of All Trades said...

I've tried some of her tutorials and but I still need to play with it. Makes me a bit crazy. LOL

1. Who makes the most positive difference in my life....hmmmm...I think my girls.
2. The best meal in the past 7 days...my grilled chicken, fresh brocolli, new potatoes.
3. The ugliest article of clothing in my wardrobe are probably my endless t-shirt collection.
4. I always know what's up with our family, at least on my side of the fence. On The Hubby's, who knows, I used to but somehow got out of the loop.
5. What bugs me most about my life online is that I can't be as open on my blog as I used to because of some busy-bodies that ruined it for me. Just not fair that I have to muzzle now.

bv said...

1..positive buds that drag me farward to the light
2..sat bar-b-q at the beach. everyone brought something soooo good, shrimp, roasted summer veggies, susage, pies, oh dear, i need a snack..
3..i'm with daryl...i only have fab stuff in my cloest, just ask me!
4 g.g.ma or me or suzie or mis bell-the 4 fuzzy haired women. g.g-88, me-63,-suz-42, ms.b.-5.
5..lack of skill and also the sucking factor.
as always, love your post and pics!
bv

Farmchick said...

1. My Dad, who is currently staying with me for a few days while he deals with his sick mother (my grandmother). He is handling it all with grace and maintaining her dignity.

2. The chicken enchiladas I ate for dinner tonight. Wonderful.

3. My lounge pants with pine trees on them. Sexy.

4. My Aunt D. She knows everyone in my small town.

5. My life online takes up a bit much of my time....but I love it.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

1. Dave, my husband. He's the man who has taught me the most about being a woman of substance; in turn, I've become a better person and wife.
2. Meatloaf with roasted potatoes, onions, celery in olive oil and butter with apple blueberry pie and apple cake - all home made.
3. All my work clothes but the horses and sheep don't really care.
4. Not sure, perhaps me.
5. Trying to keep up with folks kind enough to send me a note. I enjoy repaying kindness with same.

Arlene said...

1. Who is making a positive difference in your life? My animals and a few friends.

2. What was your best meal of the past seven days?
Oh I was bad and had a steak and cheese sub last night with hot peppers.

3. What is the ugliest article of clothing in your wardrobe? I have a rather large bright flowers skirt!!

4. Who in your family is most likely to know what’s up with everyone else in the family? My sister Betty.

5. What bugs you most about your life online? That I do not have enough time to read everything. But I try my best!!

Woman in a Window said...

1. Positive influence? Huh. No one person, I think, but a little from each. 2. Best meal? Pizza. Delissio. (god help me!) 3 Ugliest article? My wooly, which as soon as it's cold I will wear over every outfit until spring. (again with god helping me.) 4. In the know? OH, my sister! (maybe god can give me a call?) 5. Bugs me online? Huh. I guess being misunderstood by friends sometimes.

You didn't really throw those sweatpants out, did you?
xo
erin

TSannie said...

1. It's actually my dog as well. Stella and her unconditional love - and the fact that whether I'm gone 5 seconds or 5 days, she always greets me as if I'm a returning lost love.
2. Last night at our gourmet group. Mexican was the theme and every single dish was over the top!
3. Just about everything in my closet could qualify (sigh).
4. My eldest daughter. Or possibly my son, whose friends refer to as Mr. Mayor.
5. The lack of time to go all the places I want to, or to be able to post as often as I'd like.

Donna Boucher said...

Your storyboard ROCKS!!!