Photoshop Layer Masks: Refine Mask


:-) Adobe!

Originally posted on Photofocus:

We last explored the properties panel as a useful way to modify masks, Adobe Photoshop offers an even better approach. Watch how to utilize the Refine Mask Command.

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Disclaimer: This is just one way to work with masks.


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Fizzing Fun


Fun idea!

Originally posted on Pumpkins and Me:

I saw this on another blog, I can’t remember which one but it seemed fun and easy to set up so we gave it a try the other day.


It’s a tray with baking soda and then cups of vinegar coloured with food colouring.  The children used eye droppers to suck up the vinegar and squirt it onto the baking soda causing a wonderful, colourful fizz.  Pumpkin 1 wasn’t able to figure out the squeeze/squirt motion of the using the eye droppers and she wouldn’t let me show her how so she just had fun swirling the eye dropper in the vinegar or in the baking powder and causing little fizzes.  My daycare 3 year old was able to do it though and had a great time.  I actually eventually emptied the soaked tray and refilled it.  It’s a great way to practice the pencil hold and to strengthen fingers…

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Too Cute!

I love that my daughter is learning to talk! I’ve been yearning for her to talk to me since the day she was born. Her expressions and her laughter make everyday amazing.

She said “I’m Bugs Bunny?” So I asked her “Are you Bugs Bunny?” and she replied “Yeah”

One evening I picked my daughter up from daycare, we came home and as usual, I asked her if she would like some milk, and she said “No” so I said “Are you sure?” and she shouted and held up her hands “I’m just fine!”

Beautiful Music List

Here’s a “Beautiful” mix of songs:

  1. Beautiful – MercyMe
  2. Beautiful Day – Lee DeWyze
  3. Beautiful List – Sent By Ravens
  4. Beautiful News – Matt Redman
  5. Beautiful One – Jeremey Camp
  6. Beautiful, Beautiful – Francesca Battistelli
  7. Beauty Will Rise – Steven Curtis Chapman
  8. Broken and Beautiful – Mark Schultz
  9. Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful – Seabird
  10. More Beautiful You – Jonny Diaz
  11. Something Beautiful – Needtobreathe
  12. Something Beautiful – Newsboys
  13. Strangely Beautiful – Shealeigh