I'm participating in the "Artful Blogger" party hosted by Artsy Mama "today" so hop on over to her site & find links to all the other participants with some great tutorials. I am also including "Somerset Home" in my blog celebration.
Peach Pickn' Shirley turned into a digital stamp. For stamps I turn it into a black & white photo first under mode, then "gray-scale". Then play around with "threshold" & the filter "stamp" until it comes out the way I want it. I used the same technique for French Angels & In My Garden.
Finding drawer lining on the clearance table can be wonderful for mixed media projects. The box was a bit crushed on one corner but the paper is fine. Great savings AND ... it smells good!
Isn't it pretty!
In my garden
Morning Glories climbing up my tree
"Posterize" tool & adjusted the "hue"
A pile o' ribbons
Here I used the "posterize" tool & "poster edges" in the filter gallery. I also used the hue/saturation tool to make it a bit darker as well. I used the same tools with the box of paper liner.
Some sneaky peaks in disguise
"Dry brush" filter on this one. Find it under Filters.
I made this two girls photo into a stamp (see above) & then turned it back to RBG color & turned the hue to a pinkish color.
Spooky eyed doll
I had no idea what result I wanted with this one. My goal was to use as many tools as possible to see what I ended up with.
Here is what I used:
Image - Adjustments - Photo Filter - Magenta & up the density of the color
Image - Adjustments - Contrast - Up the density
Filter - Filter Gallery - Neon Glow & up size of glow
Image - Invert with contrast up & brighten down
Layers - Duplicate layer (because blending tools below won't work on the original layer)
Layers - Layer Style - Blend option - Lighten
Image - Mode - back to gray-scale ( the whole magenta thing wasn't working for me)
Magic Wand tool from the tools palate - select background then select paint color of white & paint background white with brush tool.
Whew! I learned the basics of Photoshop from my husband and then just played around practicing with the tools on various photos to see what they did. This is what led me to open my Cafe Press site. I have so much more to learn. I'm still playing with Photoshop CS2 & he's already experimenting with CS3. He's a part time photographer so needs the latest. Lucky for me.
Also, GivewayTime to celebrate my first time ever magazine publication - Somerset Home this month. Leave a message to this post & I will be picking a name to receive a free issue of, what else, Somerset Home!