obh.jpg
original head shot from O'Bannon Memorial
obannon_chalk.jpg
I used the background eraser to take out the background and the art media effect of colored chalk
obannon_brush_stroke.jpg
edited with Art Media effect brush strokes
obannon_newspaper.jpg
edited with the artistic effect of aged newspaper
ob2.jpg
original O'Bannon Memorial shot
obannon_edit_2.jpg
O'Bannon Memorial shot edited with fill flash


I edited these photos with my son's Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 photo editing software. It was fun to try out the different artistic effects. When I used the background eraser, like the paint tool, to get rid of the background in the head shot it took forever. My son said there is another tool I could have used to cut out the image and transfer to another photo that would be faster and easier. But I wanted to try to figure things out on my own. The fill flash can really make a difference on pictures like the one above where there was too much sunlight in the background causing the silhouette effect. The most frustrating thing so far is if I forget to save a wiki page and try to delete an image and lose everything I have created.