Thursday, October 23, 2014

How I Edit Those Cool Pics

Slowly drowning in Communication Law notes over here, so I'm sorry if this post is absolutely atrocious and stupid. My bad, y'all.

But I'm only like 8 days away from successfully completing #Blogtober14. CAN'T. STOP. NOW.

Today's prompt is something along the lines of Instagram editing apps/Photo editing for your blog. 

I'll be the first to admit that I'm not one of those crazies when it comes to Instagram editing. I pretty much just stick to the editing options on Insta and move along. I truly believe the key there is getting the photo right in the first place. But that's just the broadcast in me. The fewer filters you need, the better. Hops of high horse.

And I'll just leave this here because #NoFilter and cute pups always win.
A photo posted by cbeacham34 (@cbeacham34) on

There may also be a filter on that, but who cares. Not I.

Meanwhile in Bloglandia, I have had to learn to adapt to life without Photoshop. I paid for Adobe Cloud for almost two years while I was in the bulk of my broadcast classes. AKA I needed Premiere Pro on the regs. But now that I don't use that really at all anymore, I stopped paying for it. It may be making a comeback soon though. Because I love me some photoshop.

So back to what I was supposed to be talking about... Jeeze. Okay. Well life without Photoshop means finding a free/cheap alternative that can pretty much do that same stuff. This is where Pixlr comes in. I discovered this about three years ago and have been using it ever since. 

(The font I used there is called Libel Suit, because LOL Comm. Law)

Even when I had access to Photoshop, I would occasionally find myself using to Pixlr Editor to quickly edit some stuff together instead of waiting on Photoshop to get itself going. You have access to all the important photo editing tools, and some frills as well. It will never replace Photoshop, because let's face it-- nothing will, but it certainly works when you are in a pinch. 

They also now offer a downloadable version. I have it, but don't really like it as much as the online version.

So. Yeah. That's all I got for ya.

Helene in Between Blogtober

*Falls back into Comm Law coma*

xoxo, jgp

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