We join Brian’s Thankful Thursday post with a touch of photo magic for a bad picture, and a thank you for the Polo shares. People have been so kind sharing for Polo the kitty (see our post here). Thanks to everyone your reach must have gone around the world dozens of times, with us all hoping for a successful outcome. Brian will update us when he is ready. (OOh don’t forget our giveaway here too!)

Thankful Thursday Graphic at Dash Kitten

This time the magic is not ours but comes from our amazing friends Katie and Waffles’ super talented mum Glogirly.

Debbie Glovatsky is one of the pet blogoshere’s premiere designers and her reports about life with Katie and Waffles are loved worldwide. She has also been a generous contributor to our fundraisers and helped us raise considerable sums for causes such as Bootsie’s treatment, and Austin Pets Alive after Hurricane Harvey.

Harvey Gets a Glogirly Makeover

Glogirly is a fine photographer and she taught us a valuable lesson when we asked in a cat blogging group for help with a recent ‘not so great but we liked it’ photo of Harvey.

Thankful Thursday

Harvey’s picture is sort of alright but, I can see you looking. It’s dark where it should be showing his face. Part of the problem is the backlighting (the strong light) behind Harvey and I wanted to rescue the picture so, I posted an appeal for photo help on a cat blogging group.

I received some really thoughtful suggestions and tips from the cat group. I was so thankful for those because they will help me improve. This is how Debbie and her skills came to the rescue of Harvey’s image!

  • “Here’s what Harvey looks like with a couple of quick adjustments. Using curves, I increased the amount of highlight. Then using the lasso tool, I selected the darker part of his face and further increased the highlights with curves. I lightened his eyes just in the iris part and darkened and sharpened the pupils. I think the focus point is the nose, rather than the eyes. I always *try* to pick one eye and focus on that.”

Pale Harvey

Do you see what an astonishing difference those gentle tweaks have made? Wow!

Isn’t Harvey totally epic (as our friend Basil would say!) You will understand now why we are celebrating Thankful Thursday with Harvey. With such expertise and skill to help us learn to become better at working with images, we will get there a lot faster.

You can see Glogirly’s original creative designs here and Katie and Waffles fabulous here!

Happy Thankful Thursday and thank you Glogirly for the valuable lesson!

Marjorie and the
Dash Kitten Crew
and the Bad Photo
Team Dash Kitten Graphic

 

 

 

 

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14 Comments

  1. Edith Chase

    August 10, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    That’s a really cool picture of Harvey. That was nice of Glogirly to help you out.

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  2. Melissa & Mudpie

    August 10, 2018 at 10:18 am

    That turned out amazing! Photography is SO out of my comfort zone, but I wish I could learn more.

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  3. The Island Cats

    August 10, 2018 at 8:31 am

    What a nice job Glogirly did!

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  4. Willy Cat

    August 10, 2018 at 3:29 am

    Harvey is such a handsome chap.

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  5. Ramona

    August 10, 2018 at 2:35 am

    Very nice! And what a cutie he is! I edit my photos in Photoshop, but there are some really great apps for smartphones too.

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  6. Ellen Pilch

    August 9, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    Harvey is such a cutie and Glogirly is vey talented.

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  7. Brian Frum

    August 9, 2018 at 11:19 pm

    That is a totally fabulous Harvey photo and we agree, Glogirly is seriously talented! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

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  8. Memories of Eric and Flynn

    August 9, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    Glogirly has made a lovely job of Harvey’s photo.

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  9. Teddy

    August 9, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    WOW…….lightening up the darks made a world of difference – Harvey is totally handsome (epically so!) but now we can see that even BETTER than before! YAY!!!! Well done Glogirly……….

    Hugs, Teddy and Mom Pam

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  10. Lone Star Cats

    August 9, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    Wow, it looks pawsome!

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  11. Summer

    August 9, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    Glogirly is not only talented, she is such a sweet and helpful human! I love that not only did she do an amazing fix on Harvey’s photo, she explained everything she did in easy-to-follow terms. (Well, easy if you know Photoshop, MOL!)

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  12. The Swiss Cats

    August 9, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    Great job ! The new picture is amazing ! We agree, Glogirly works magic ! Purrs

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  13. How wonderful to have a nce picture made purrfect!

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  14. ERin the Cat (Princess)

    August 9, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    What a stunning image, he was a delight as always before but what a super change has been performed. That Glogirly sure can work some magic. I bet all the felines in the household will be booking their photo sessions once they see that one! MOL

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