Blame CS4

June 4th, 2009

D20 5798 Blame CS4 Yes, I haven’t been here posting updates because of CS4. I’d been putting off upgrading my version of PhotoShop for quite a while, mainly because I knew my old studio computer would not be able to handle the newer versions. I was still using the original CS. My studio computer was so old that I had to add boards to it to give me USB2.o and to get an ethernet port. It still ran pretty well, but was showing signs of future problems.

So, I finally bought a new computer. I’ve been spending this week getting the new machine set up, working out a new backup scheme for my files, loading software…all that stuff. I’m not done, but I’ve made a lot of progress. My old scanner isn’t supported in Vista, so I decided it was a good time to upgrade that too. I don’t use a scanner much, but with the new Epson V500 I ordered I may start working on scanning some of my old negatives. I’m also about to shoot a polaroid project, using up the last of my stock of polaroid film in the process. I want to be able to make good scans of those prints when that project is finished.

So, I’m working on the new computer now…and editing files with the new CS4. I don’t see a lot of changes, but I think that’s because I just don’t know what I’m doing with the new program yet. I’m one of those old weirdos who actually read the manual that comes with software…but, alas, no manual was in the box. I suppose there’s one stashed somewhere in pdf form, but I haven’t found it yet. I think I’m going to break down and buy a book about this version and read it…I really should take a course since I’ve never had any formal PhotoShop training. Or maybe I’ll just take another drive up to Stephen’s in Minneapolis and pick his brain. He seems to know everything there is to know about PhotoShop.

I’m still driving the truck, but it will soon be going into the shop for major repairs. I’ll be riding around on my motorcycle for a few weeks while the work gets done. I’m going to have the transmission rebuilt while the engine is out, so I’ll have a new truck when it comes back…ready for another 200,000 miles.

So, here are a couple of my first photos edited on the new machine with CS4. That’s Brooke and _G_, of course. Above, taken on our first day of shooting at Glacier in the very cold morning light. Below on a later day after a steep climb up an occasionally snow-covered trail to reach that waterfall in the background. My models are tough as well as beautiful.

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