How I edit my pics with Photoshop

Hi everyone! Welcome to my blog! In the last few days I’ve taken lots of pictures with my friends in my city and I’ve collected them in my hard disk: I love fill it with folders!! Because lots of folders means lots of photos and lots of photos means…lots of memories!

I enjoy watching my photo collection while I listen to music and I absolutely love editing them to improve lights and colours. So I decided to write this blog post about how I edit my photos using the Photoshop programme (CC 2015.5 version) in particular a small section of it that allows you to keep your photos very natural. The first thing I do is cropping my photo, if something wrong is included or the subject isn’t centred, then I go to “filter” and I choose “Raw filter camera”. This section is for fixing different values such as saturation, exposure, contrast, shadows, but also any red eye. I like this section because I don’t have to choose a specific filter, but I can change every single value as much as I want to reach the perfect colours. When my photo is a bit dark I increase the exposure and I love adding some saturation too. I often lower the clarity of my photos because it creates a soft effect that makes my skin perfect, moreover the landscape looks brighter and fairy: it’s so lovely! I sometimes raise the level of the “whites” when I want the photo to look brighter and I also change the bar of the shadows to delete them.

My favourite value is the saturation because it gives more colour and light at the same time, but it can ruin the photo if you raise it too much. For example if it’s too high, your face will turn orange! Here below I leave a recent photo that I edited changing the saturation, clarity, exposure and contrast, hope you like it!

Bye,

Gio❤️

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Tasting Greek food & photos

Hi everyone!! I’m finally back for an interesting blog post with cute photos! Today I hung out with some friends of mine that I met at the seaside last summer and we had lunch at “Santorini tavern” where I finally tasted some Greek food!! On the walls there are lovely photos of Santorini that made me feel like going to the seaside! 🏝 The atmosphere was pleasant and it was like being on holiday 🌊  Firstly I was tempted to order a Mussakà that (from the photo) looked like the Italian lasagna with potatoes and aubergines, but in the end we all went for a Gyros Pita.

I found out that these pitas are a kind of bread with the tzatziki sauce (made of yoghurt and cucumbers), some tomatoes, chips and chicken. Honestly I didn’t know how to eat it because it’s full of meat so as soon as you take a bite, this all falls down! Even though the portion wasn’t so big, it was very substantial. We also ordered a dessert called Baklavà that is a sheet of pastry with nuts, almonds and honey and covered of chocolate. It was so good!! The chocolate was amazing and the honey gave the perfect sweet taste.

After lunch we had a walk then we stopped at a park to take some photos with my friend’s Polaroid. We also tried some filters for the lens that applied some colour effects to the photos. In the end with the “photo shooting” we had a lot of fun and the weather was very nice so the photos turned out well! 😁 

Hope you liked this post!

See you soon,

Gio❤️pitasfogliaimg_0727

Anxiety?

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog! In Italy holidays are about to end and I’m super sad and angry about it, because it means that school is going to start again very soon.

Personally I always try hard to see this as a new beginning, a way to resume my everyday life correcting all the little negative things I noticed while thinking about my life during the holiday time. If they are holidays, why do we have homework?

I often put  my homework off on holiday, but then I end up submerged with pages to study. AND…here it comes. Anxiety. This word is at the beginning of my old blog post called “Being a girl” (part 1) and one of the reasons is that this feeling can affect our lives, intensifying our bad moments. I’m anxious due to my next school tests and lack of time, so I’m scared of getting stressful and failing. Some friends of mine have to face anxiety related problems too (and more than me), so I can understand how it feels somehow. I’m not an expert at all, but in my opinion sometimes talking about your feelings and what scares you is the best way to get out of it. Opening up is the secret. Maybe also writing a list of steps through which anxiety occurs can work!

I really hope you enjoyed reading this kind of blog post, if you have any advice please leave a comment😁

Gio❤️