Friday, June 25, 2010

Whole New World

There's a whole new world in Photoshop...........
Well, maybe not for those experienced people, but for me I've found 
a whole new world with Photoshop "actions".
Week two of Digital Magic has proved to be  very
enlightening as Marie Otero takes us through the magic of these actions.
This first example from Coffeeshop is a really simple one
called "Moody Pop".  It really does make my photo have a  moody look
to it.
I think these actions are something like macros in Excel - little shortcuts
where the designer has done all the work and I get to enjoy the fruits of their
I also took advantage of Coffeeshop's free action called "Baby Powder Room" to clean up my grand's teen-age face in the photo below.  Once I got the hang of it, it was faster than using the clone and healing brush tools.


Dreamy Action

and this one was done with Coffeeshop's "Soft and Dreamy" action.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Some more photos from the bathroom shoot
 and this bathroom guardian angel


The June challenge for Clickin' Moms is to spend 20 min. in your bathroom
 and do a photo shoot.  I shot 47 photos in that time.  This
 was one of my least favorite shots.  The angles are weird and the lighting is not the best.  However I was fascinated with the bathroom lights and decided to play with 
filters in PSE.
I cropped this original and applied some different filters for different results.

This was with pen outline

This was with plastic wrap

and this was posterized
The worst shots will probably become textures
such as this


made into texture
You are welcome to use this texture in your work.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Maiden on Watercolor

Here I used one of my watercolors and imposed another image of a shattered rose plus one of my sketches of a young maiden.  I added an image of an old letter courtesy of Lenore Locken.  I played with filters and color enhancements and added a frame.
 This can get really addictive!!

Monday, June 07, 2010


It's definitely digital around here lately........
I combined one of my paintings with one of the mannequin images  and a wood texture from Morgue File   This is another exercise from Susan Tuttle's book using photo filters and lighting effects.  

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Imagination Rules

I have just purchased Susan Tuttle's book "Digital Expressions" which I love.  I did this exercise and I'm sure those of you who have the book will recognize it.  I plan to play some more with the techniques on some of my own images.  These images were from Morgue File  I also used brushes  found on
I love these mannequin images.