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!)
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.
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.”
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.
Happy Thankful Thursday and thank you Glogirly for the valuable lesson!
Marjorie and the
Dash Kitten Crew
and the Bad Photo