Christmas Lights

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:26+00:00 December 24th, 2009|4 Comments

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I’m no Grinch when it comes to Christmas, but being single and all alone this year it didn’t seem worth the time/effort to deck out my house with holiday decorations … aside from a few Glad holiday candles on my kitchen table. ;) So I did the next best thing and used Photoshop to do the work for me. I saw this tutorial on Planet Photoshop on adding Christmas lights to a house and used a bunch of Corey’s techniques to do the same thing to my home in Utah.

Merry Christmas!!!!!!

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Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website,


  1. Kelly C aka @pentaxfan December 24, 2009 at 10:53 am - Reply

    Great Job, No Santa or Reindeer though! What you did there is a program or plugin I have been revising for about 3-4 years so you install software and put the photo of your house in. install the lights on your house (any style of lights on the market) then you could copy the photo to a site or card and also print out a list of items (bill of lading) which you need to complete the job. Someday it will be done!

    Great Job with Photoshop!!

  2. Steve Thompson December 24, 2009 at 11:26 am - Reply

    Nice Job! I saw Corey’s post and tried the same!

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  4. microstock news December 27, 2009 at 7:58 am - Reply

    Great image!!! I appreciate your initiative to publish photography and microstock related information for peoples.

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