Category Archives: Blogging Help

Google Author Rank – test it!

I’m impatient to get that all important Google Author Rank and have been twitching at the time it’s taking to seed through.

My fabulous colleague Claire Dunford, who writes the Raw Discourse blog, sent me a very useful link to something called the ‘Google Structured Data Testing tool’: http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets

You simply Input a link to one of your posts and it will spill out a preview – if your pic shows against the preview, you’ve set up your Google+/blog connection successfully.

Good to know I’m doing something right!

By Carole Scott

 

Photoshop: learning new things

I have been playing around and learning in Photoshop Elements today. There is a fantastic selection of useful tutorials online.

I liked this one, teaching how to take a double exposure

I had to have a go, so I took one of the Bagan Balloon ride pics and put me in it – it’s a pic taken when I did a tandem skydive. It has really made me smile and has given me lots of ideas for birthday cards for friends!

Skydiving over Bagan would be a dream come true!  © Carole Scott 2013
Skydiving over Bagan would be a dream come true! © Carole Scott 2013

By Carole Scott

How to create a watermark brush in Photoshop Elements. | Everyday Elements

I was thinking this morning about the issue of making sure my photos are protected now that I’m sharing them on a blog.

A quick Google search is always a great place to start and I found this incredibly helpful step by step instruction from Everyday Elements.

How to create a watermark brush in Photoshop Elements. | Everyday Elements.

What I now want to know from photography bloggers out there is how do I come up with a way of doing this in bulk or quickly when I have a selection of images that I want to upload to a blog. It’s a great process but it’s time consuming, particularly since I have big files and already have to spend the time reducing the size of them before uploading to my blog!

Anyone with any answers, please help!

P.S. Just found the ‘process multiple files’ function in Elements. So pleased, as it has the option to add a Watermark and resize, all in one handy place. Here’s one of the pics I just processed. It does spoilt the image a bit, so perhaps I need to make it less opaque….

Blog001

Second attempt…

Bagan01

That’s better. What do you think?

By Carole Scott