Do you ever get really obsessed about a particular project that you just can’t stop? That’s me today.
I’ve been working a pet project for what seems like months, translating particular edits into Photoshop actions. I haven’t gotten as far as I would like because I’m picky and a touch neurotic when it comes the way I want an edit to turn out. My goal is to have a bunch of favorite edits that I can use when I want to, and to save time having to do these more intensive edits over and over.
I like editing probably more than is normal, but I don’t always have hours to spend on a photo, you know? Sometimes, I just need it done quickly, and in a certain way.
My challenge has been to find a balance between making an action work for a variety of photos without too much user input and without compromising the idea I’ve got in my mind. It’s been challenging in a good way to find that line where an action will work for a bunch of photos, and where it doesn’t.
I’m mostly moving forward in tiny steps, but I’m moving forward, so that’s the important thing, right? Since I can’t get it out of my mind, I’m taking the day to focus on my little pet project.
And I thought I’d share a little peek.
Fun fact: This photo was taken in Hawaii, right. I’m in the car next to the window snapping photos as we’re driving, and my nephew, who was sitting in front of me, was guiding me. As soon as he’d see a good view, he’d tell me “Now!” and I’d snap. Would you believe that I got a lot of great photos that way?
What are you working on today?