Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Catching Up


I've been absent for a while because I've been so involved in Marie Otero's Photo Magic class.  Here is my entry for Photo Art Friday a bit early because of the holiday.  I'm going to post some examples of what I've been doing.  (Notice I'm not posting a work from my archives, but I'll do that another time.)  
This one involves extracting the subject and placing on a different background.  I used Kim Klassen's  "Canvas Magic" here.  After I did this I found a great video tutorial on Photoshop Elements site on how to do a really clean extraction....... ( I mean you can see a halo around their heads and I didn't quite get the area behind the left arm of my grand on the right}.......but you get the idea.  This.......
   
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We also learned to make our own bokeh and various watermarks.  And we worked with gradients.  Below I've used the same gradient as I did for the candy machines.  

We worked with radial blurs here........
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I needed to make this image a square, so I cropped the bottom part of it.

There's much more and I'll most likely be showing you some more examples in the days to come.  
Meantime......everyone, be sure to stop by Photo Art Friday on Friday to see the goodies.

Linking to

Photo Art Friday

18 comments:

lisa said...

These are wonderful Marilyn.
It looks like it was so much fun to do these.

helena said...

You have been having fun - love the use of blurs and gradients

suzanne carter said...

Wow, Marilyn these are all great. Thanks so much for sharing.
Blessings
Suzanne

Nadege, said...

Looks like a great fun class to take. Nice work.

Bonnie said...

These are wonderful Marilyn. Aren't Marie Otero's classes great?
I really like your speeding candy dispensers! Thanks for linking your work up with Photo Art Friday.

Pat said...

I like these effects! Must have been a fun class.

Miriam said...

Ooooh I just love this. Thanks for showing the steps, now I can play some more. :)

Patrice said...

Cool - looks like a great class!

Leovi said...

Beautiful pictures, beautiful colors and delicious than processed ... a pleasure to visit your blog.

Kim Stevens said...

Oh, looks like you've been having some fun!!

Carole Meisenhelter said...

looks like you gained so much from the class Marilyn; great examples here. I love the gradients.

Sherri B. said...

What awesome effects you achieved...this class sounds very interesting and like lots of fun. Thank you for sharing!

Kathy said...

Wow, I have sooooo much I need to learn! Thanks for sharing, I am always so inspired by other photography bloggers! And thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog. Your comments mean alot. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Kathy

Merike said...

Wonderful digital artwork. So colourful :)

johanna said...

really sounds like a COOOOL class! can´t wait so see more...

NatureFootstep said...

cool. You had a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing. :)

Karen Dorcas, Artist said...

Thanks, Marilyn... great work - I love ANY of Marie's classes... may be a new one on the horizon after the first of the year. Hugs, kareninkenai (PAF)

deborah said...

phenomenal transformation!