Thursday, October 06, 2011

Photo Art Friday - Abstract Art

This week I had fun using a tutorial that Bonnie of Pixel Dust Photo Art provided on 
her blog.  She gave some tips on working with a photo to turn it into an Abstract art piece.



First, the original
Then the first edit


And now I'm really having fun with blend modes, filters and textures

The final edit.

I used Bonnie's  Abstract Scratches on the first edit

and then her

Abstract Splotches on the final edit.

If you want to have some fun with your post processing, hop on over to

Bonnie's blog and try her tutorial.

Linking to:





Photo Art Friday

14 comments:

Nadege, said...

Your editing has turned a simple image into a wonderful abstract.
Nice work.

Karen Dorcas, Artist said...

Marilyn -- great to connect with you again. This is my first "entry" - via Marie's newsletter and then Bonnie's Friday Photos. Your art is amazing. It's fun to spend the evening strolling through the sites. Love and hugs from Alaska. Karen in Kenai

Ida said...

Super fun! - You did a great job using Bonnie's textures.

helena said...

love the jewel colours and the differnece between the apple and leaf

hannah said...

Lovely colourful daring results.
I fell for the splotches too.

ShonEjai said...

I like the edits. I always have so much trouble with the abstract. When I do them they rarely look good to me. But yours are stunning. Ver well done

Bonnie said...

Wow Marilyn!! I love them both but especially the second one that seem's to glow from back-lighting. Did you use Color Blend mode to get that? Just beautiful.

Thank you for sharing your talents with Photo Art Friday and for the kind words and links, too.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice abstracts.

Regards and best wishes

Jessica said...

That turned out so well! That final edit really added the sparkle and contrast. Brilliant!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Your result is amazing !
Have a nice weekend, Marilyn.

Nick said...

Lovin your art Marilyn! I have tried the digital art freeway but always end up with a car crash! Maybe one day I will succeed! Thank you!!

Pat said...

Wow - look what you can do with tomatoes!

johanna said...

incredible! like the glowing effect very much!

NatureFootstep said...

I love the last oen. :) Who would ever guess it was a tomato. :)