When the word photoshopped is mentioned people think of great transformations in a photo, making someone much younger or much thinner or adding people or buildings to a photo.
My partner who is a photographer, sees photoshop as just a modern dark room. Of course photoshop can be used for big changes but it is mostly used for small changes or adjustments.
Really it is about making the best of what one has so I started to think there may be tools used in photoshop that we can apply to life.
Blur and Sharpen are two tools that are used in photoshop. The blur tool makes images obscure and softens an image making it look out of focus with a blur effect. Sometimes I can give too much focus to things in my life and they need to be blurred not eliminated, just given less prominence. I used to worry too much about what other people thought of me so I have decided not to focus on it as much. I used my blur tool.
The sharpen tool makes an image clearer as it sharpens the image. It concentrates on the best part of a photograph so that the strengths are highlighted. Instead of focusing on our weaknesses this allows us to enhance our strengths. On days when things are not going as well it is helpful to remember to concentrate on our strengths and not dwell on our weaknesses.
The Healing Brush Tool chooses an area that is unblemished then you transfer that to the area that needs repairing, great for getting rid of wrinkles in photographs, I am told. There are times when we need to dig deep to find hope, to remember better times to help us get through when we need repairing.
Maybe sometimes we need a few adjustments to help us to cope better...
Would you use any of these tools to help you?
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