I'm definitely still a newbie when it comes to working with Photoshop CS4. Honestly, when I open up the program I'm overwhelmed with all the toolbars and buttons that are available. I just wanted to show my progress after taking that photoshop class. Here are two samples:
I know the differences are a little subtle with this one but I think the flower in the second picture seems more alive and "pops" off the page a little more.
You can definitely tell the difference right away in the last photograph. The scenery was a little hazy that day, as you can see. I wanted to bring out a little more color and I wanted the focus to be on the cute little girl just sitting there watching all the birds.
If you want to see a higher quality version of the pictures you can click on them in my blog slideshow.