Tag Archives: Mad Skills


I love teaching myself new stuff…or, I should say, I’ve had Photoshop for a while now, but had forgotten a few key tricks that I’d learned back in my graphic design college days…a while ago (OK, I could’ve birthed a teenager since then — shudder). Here’s what I’ve retaught myself so far:

Removing Blemishes and Brightening Teeth



I even removed the little freckles from his nose. This was just an example and I don’t plan on keeping it like this, but you can see the effect it makes. Of course, I can’t fix the swelling and it’s a little out of focus, but you get the jist. I don’t know how many pics I’ve taken that are spoiled by a baby finger nail scratch to the cheek or some sort of blemish. I can remove spots (zits), freckles, blemishes, scars and even laugh lines. How sweet is that?!

The local company that took our family photo in December charges $75/hour in 15-minute increments to do this kinda stuff. She’ll also swap heads and make a perfect composition if one of your children blink or don’t look at the camera. I’m planning on learning that one again too. She’s not the only one in this windswept tumbleweed town with some mad skills!