Thursday, January 19, 2012

Fancy Pencils

Our challenge this week for Photo Art Friday is to use any two of Pixel Dust's textures.
I just looked after I finished this post and I think I was supposed to do an abstract piece with these textures.  Just pretend this is an abstract!
If you roll your mouse across you can see the original. 

I've used two of Bonnie's newest textures -- "chinks of light" and "off kilter" on my image.
The "frame it layer" is making use of my new  "On One Essentials" plug-in for additional editing.  It's a little like the plug-ins that are so popular right now -- Topaz, etc.  I chose this frame from a library of hundreds.  You can also do many other edits with this plug-in.  If you go to their site, you can look at the various types of edits you get, and you can also get a free trial right now on most of their products.
Also Layer 1 is what I would call "stamp visible".  It's a composite of everything that has been done and is non-destructive.  It can be removed if I want to try something else.  You can get the "stamp visible" layer by selecting shift alt/option command E - neat trick!
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18 comments:

Carole Meisenhelter said...

a really creative colour-play with pencils and textures Marilyn

Sherri B. said...

Wonderful job - pretty colors!

Ida said...

Abstract or not it's really well done and very artistic.

Diane said...

Very nice, Marilyn!

Anki said...

This is nice work with textures.

Kaylene said...

Looks abstract to me, great work.

PrairieJill said...

What a great effect! I love it.

kareninkenai said...

Marilyn, love the colors and processing. Delightful. Thanks so much for sharing. Karen

Carola Bartz said...

What a difference to the original! This is impressive.

Suzanne Carter said...

very cool, love your image, I didnt do an abstract either,oops!
Blessings
Suzanne

Pat said...

I have these plug-ins too - they are fun to create with. I think your brushes are abstracted just enough to suit moi!

Deborah said...

super work!

Jeanne said...

That looks very abstract to me. I like it!

NatureFootstep said...

at first I thought about my mothers painting tools. But looking at the original it is not the same at all. :)Nice work.

DebC said...

A very cool frame...like dragging a comb through paint.
The texture (plug-in?) has made the pencils into concave objects.
I had no ideas these were pencils.
Love the colors.

Kathy said...

It is quite amazing to see the before and after of what you created!

Kathy

Rosie said...

Oh wow! Marilyn, that came out great... and thanks for the tip re: Stamp Visible. I like that a lot!
I must go investigate the plug-ins... =D

Ruth said...

Really great creative work, wonderful :)