First off, Thanks so much for the congrats! and Happy St. Patty's Day!!
I was strolling around the internet the other day and stumbled across this great site called Pioneer Woman Photography. She has some great posts about photography and Photoshop. If you don't know, Adobe Photoshop the ultimate tool for photo editing - it's quite expensive to buy if you don't use it all the time but you can download a free-trial at Adobe.com.
Anyways, she has created some 'Action Sets' that you can download for free! Actions modify your photos through the use of layers to create different effects and can easily add drama to your photos. It basically takes all the guesswork out of adjusting your own photos and saves a TON of time.
Action Set #1
Action Set #2
This is a picture I took a few summers ago - these old men sat on this bench downtown every day. I like to imagine they are the oldest of friends and will be sitting here until they have each moved on. I'm not sure why the guy on the end looks so confused, I asked if I could take their picture....but I kind of like it anyways!
The Original -
And here is what happens with the click of a button!
First, 'Soft and Faded'....
next, 'Heartland'...and 'Seventies'...then 'Vintage'...and lastly, 'Fresh and Colorful'...
ENJOY! I know I am!!