Photoshop Failure

As I have mentioned before I started messing around in Photoshop about a year ago.  I can't say I have come very far in that time, but hey, I'm trying :)

A couple of months ago my mom approached me about a beautiful moving announcement she had seen on Minted and asked if I could replicate that but use doors instead of shutters.  Sure, no problem.  This should be easy, right??  Boy was I wrong.  It was much more complicated than I thought.  I spent hours and hours trying to turn actual pictures into sketches to put on the invitation.  And the only good thing I can say that came out of this was that I learned a few tricks along the way.

Anyways, my future sister-in-law came to the rescue!  I'm not quite why my mother didn't ask her to begin with since she actually is going to school to study this but maybe she was just trying to boost my ego and give me a little confidence :)

Courtney kindly asked to see what I had come up with so far and a few short hours later she whipped a fabulous announcement together!  She took three different pictures of the doors and actually drew them in Photoshop.  I can barely make a straight line so I'm not quite sure how she did that.  Maybe that is why she gave me five books on the basics of Photoshop the next time I saw her....

Without further ado....here is the finished product...

Isn't it fabulous?!?  I would show you the whole thing but I don't want to give too much personal info out.  The envelopes and return address labels matched the announcement which really pulled it all together.

I'm trying to convince her she needs to start her own business and I even offered that she can use me to help build her portfolio up.  The holidays are right around the corner and I may need a super cute Christmas card to send out .... :)


  1. Love the moving announcement! It's still hanging proudly of my fridge :) Courtney is pretty amazing. Maybe we could do a two for one with Christmas cards?? Although, this year, you will need to learn how to photoshop the boys into our pics b/c I am not about to go through all those grumbles again!

    Do the hills holla? Or do you holla to the hills?

  2. You are both so sweet - thanks for the compliments and encouragement.
    Hopefully the boys will cooperate come picture time this year. If not, I can always photoshop someone else in their place....hmm...Taylor Lautner anyone?


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