Thursday, August 12, 2010


Last night my wonderful other half came home from work and helped me out with more photographs of my products! So today I'm hard at work photoshopping, writing up descriptions, and posting new items! When I first started out, about a month ago, I had no clue as to what to write about my hats. Now, the more I do it I think it's coming more naturally. Practice, practice, practice... is the key!! So far I've posted 2 hats today and I have 2 more in the pipeline. I feel like I'm finally in the groove!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

More Photoshop

So last night I sat down with the boyfriend for some more photoshop practice. He still helps me out with the initial photography but I'm SO happy I can fix up the photos on my own to get my items listed! It's so much fun, thanks babe! Below is a sample of my continuing progress. This adorable visor beanie is also now available in my Etsy shop - woohoo!!

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Sunday, August 8, 2010


One of the most important things I've learned about selling on Etsy is that good photography is imperative. Lucky for me I have a boyfriend who is a photoshop pro, and he has been nice enough to help me out in this department. However, I can't always be dependent on him to get items posted to my shop so I decided to start playing around with it on my own. There are numerous tutorials online that explain every aspect of photoshop that you'll ever need to know. I already know some of the basic tools so I started out with a simple tutorial about curves. With curves you can adjust the contrast and brightness of an image which is a great place to start on improving its quality. Also, because I'm working with a simple product shot I decided that I needed to get creative with the crop in order to draw people's attention. Below you'll see before and after photos of one of my new hats. I definitely still have a ways to go on my photoshop skills but I'd say this is a decent start. What do you think?



Thursday, August 5, 2010

A New Venture

Welcome to my new blog for Rockarooz! I recently started my own home based business selling handmade baby hats and accessories. I'm having a great time designing and creating new items, but so far the main challenge has been learning everything that goes into owning and running my own business. I thought it would be fun and helpful to share my new experiences as I learn new tips and tricks every day. Thanks so much for checking in, I'm sure I'll be posting again soon! :)