Another month of Project365 has gone by, and a little too easily. By that I mean I find more subjects for photos than there are days to take them and time passes swiftly, but I have been putting more time into editing. This is a good thing, as I used to not bother with more than a default program to touch up the saturation and contrast ever so slightly. Now I’m blending photos, experimenting with custom filters, a few pre-programmed effects in GIMP (the free, open source “Photoshop” software), sharpening, blurring, and most importantly selecting different parts of the image to receive these effects.
I love how GIMP lets me “toggle” my selection so I’m essentially painting over what I want selected. This may seem obvious to some. However when I took a graphic design course we used more cumbersome selection tools that made the process frustrating. Toggling is like an adult version of a coloring book, only when you untoggle the color disappears and you have your selection. It tickles the child in me pink.
Below I have my favorite six photos from this month.