Monday, January 30, 2012

Weekly Challenges

I spent the better part of the day playing to get my entries ready for Texture Tuesday and Photo Art Friday.
Started with this image
I took the time to try out a lot of new filters, work with Topaz Adjust and my new plug-in.....Photo Essentials 4.  I don't know if it's my computer or the Photo Essentials that is having a problem.  My Mac just seemed to get hung up and I would have to wait for the spinning beach ball.  I just added more RAM, but it acts as if it need more.  Computers..........arghhh!!!!



added this image


and this one


to get this


From here I added Kim Klassen's "Simplicity" texture and got this result
I liked the change in colors I achieved by using the difference blend mode.
I added Pixel Dust Photo's "Happy Day" texture
for another result

I then added Nick Fortune's "Green 1" overlay and switched PDPA's "Happy Day" to "Dream" overlay and played with various filters  
 I used a tile filter here
and used poster edge filter for this


The possibilities are endless.  There are so many other ways to edit.  Sadly Picnik is going away, and it was my go-to for fun additions. I haven't used the Actions I have for a while so perhaps I'll play with them next time.

Linking to: kimklassencafe andPhoto Art Friday



23 comments:

georgia b. said...

wow! you took so many steps to get from point a to point b. very cool! and the final effect is neat... looks like a painting. i've never seen anything like it! very cool.

Kathleen said...

How fun to see all the various permutations of photos and filters! I especially like the final shot -- it's stunning!

helena said...

looks like you had some fun. I love the 3 images together and the range of effects with radical colour change. Must try the tile filter

A Box of Chocolates said...

wow completely different and yes very Art photo takes me back to the 70's ha ha

Suzanne Carter said...

Lovely images,I enjoyed them all. I will miss piknic too, thanks so much for sharing. Blessings Suzanne

PrairieJill said...

These are wonderful! I really like the poster edges effect - I'll have to try it!

Leovi said...

Very interesting, I love the amount of photos. I love the colors in successive variations.

say cheese said...

very unique work!

Ida said...

Oh the fun we have when we can play. These turned out great. I especially like your last version.

Merike said...

Wonderful abstract work of art. Lovely processing :)

Suzanne Carter said...

I am back to say, I love your images Marilyn, especially the tile effect. Blessings Suzanne

Nadege, said...

The resulting colors are gorgeous. I love the tile filter effect.

Tina´s PicStory said...

very beautiful! :)

Kaylene said...

Beautiful work, You will love the Topaz Lab adjust I have he full suite and don't regret it.

ceevee said...

Thanks for showing us all the steps involved to get to this marvelous piece!

Sherri B. said...

I love what you did...isn't it amazing how you can just keep going and going? Your results are beautiful.

Bonnie said...

All so great! The last one is ready to hang. Thank you for sharing your work and your process with Photo Art Friday Marilyn.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Lovely work.
The last one is my favorite :)

Regards and best wishes

Ann said...

Love the use of the tile filter. Lovely colours.

kareninkenai said...

Very nice, Marilyn. You always do such lovely work. Love the colors. Karen

Terrie said...

The possibilities are endless aren't they? I really like the last couple of permutations - vivid and abstract but still a touch of floral apparent. Thanks for the visit and I look forward to seeing your next project on PAF

Patrice said...

Wow...so cool!

I'm Veronica said...

beautiful colors, I don't know how you do this but it is awesome work.