Saturday, January 16, 2010
Done from a collage background page and a school photo of Peyton...two images merged on photoshop and manipulated so she came thru the background. A lesson on masking with photos provided by DJ Pettitt, copyrighted,....the sky was my photo. This whole thing has eight layers. This was my wedding dress photo with a photo of an old blue door on my porch, watering cans (representing the "watering" of my soul by the Words in the Bible I hold in my hand) and an old iron wheel and the house trim above with grunge edge and some brush lines.....It is called "Door to My Soul"...done on photoshop. From DJ's class, her butterfly, postcard, edging and floral photos for our class lesson we used, copyrighted and not for use. These were separate photos...five in all combined for this result done on photoshop. An interesting accident with a red filter....on the wedding dress, my photos, copyrighted....these are not collages, but done on the computer in photoshop. A butterfly from my photo on a previous blog post and a sky picture and the tree line from the back porch....then a brush made from my writing....six layers on photoshop. A paperdoll drawing, my hand writing and the background was made from a painting I recently did called the "Brite One".....five layers on photoshop. Round Top's Haw Creek Church and the back photo (manipulated) was taken on the evening recently of the blue moon at 6:30PM in Giddings, Tx....four layers on photoshop. Another try at brushes written and around the tree photo provided by DJ Pettitt for her class, copyrighted. Manipulated photo of Bird provided by DJ Pettitt, copyright, for class project. It is definitely a feeling of "Back to School"......I mean real studying, taking notes and practice until it's perfect!!! I'm talking about the "AWESOME", "FANTABULOUS" online class given by "the" none other than...DJ PETTITT. You should really check out her online classes found on her website. My son has told me for the eight years that I've used Photoshop fairly extensively with my art work ...that I NEEDED to learn "Layers". I know some of you are saying...."SHE HAS HAD PHOTOSHOP FOR EIGHT YEARS AND NEVER USED LAYERS!?!" Well, it's true and I love photo shop with or without layers......but it's like when you can live without chocolate because you've never had it.....but when you get a good taste of it...there's no turning back!!!! That is "LAYERS" for me! Tastes great!! So I will share here a few of my learning experiments....maybe not much...but wait til I get more time on my hands!!! The message on the "butterfly-zinnia" says it all for me! Blessings to you and Enjoy!!