I've decided I need to learn to use Photoshop.
But I really think I need to step things up with some photo editing. I currently use whatever came with my computer--Microsoft Picture Manager or something. It does a few things that I need, but... I really want my pictures to look cooler. Prettier. And in some cases, less yellow? I try and try and use manual settings on my camera but the colors so often look yellow when I take pictures in my house. I hate the light here. (It's okay, we're hopefully moving soon when we find a house to buy.)
(Both pics yellow even after editing. I did my best.) And sometimes they don't even turn out yellow, just... weird colors! I swear I'm trying!
Seriously, why does the surface of my white table look pink?!!?!?
And that's not even getting started on some of my How to Wear DIY pics outdoors... so dark! And so many greys and blacks in the colors! And it's not just cuz I'm wearing black and standing on the street. I mean the contrast, or base colors or something...
Annnnnnyway, I would LOVE to hear your thoughts and tips on photo editing!
My husband has Photoshop Elements on his computer with two monitors, so I'm pretty well set-up with the physical stuff but I'm not sure if Photoshop Elements is good enough? I don't plan on becoming totally pro, but will I be able to do everything I need to do with Elements, or do I need the real thing? I've also considered using Gimp, which is open-source and free but I understand very similar to Photoshop. Although I want to use widely circulated online tutorials for Photoshop, so the terminology might be confusing for a newb like me if it's not parallel. I'm also wondering--what's up with Photoshop Actions? Can I create my own if I find edits that I like, and want to do to several pictures?
I even started a Pinterest board with some tips and how-tos for Photoshop and photography. But just because I ran across them on my Pinterest home page... I would love some of you who know what you're talking about to recommend some sites I should check out!
Cuz I don't know what I'm talking about, I'm embarrassed to say. But I'm a DIY-er! I will learn to do stuff to my photos!
Anyone have any suggestions?