Thursday, February 23, 2012

Just Do It!

This week for Photo Art Friday we had our choice.....
We could do either
Any piece of photo art
A piece using a layer mask
A piece using an original image of something not generally considered pretty.
My first image here is of something utilitarian (not generally considered pretty although it might be considered a fashion statement).
The running shoe was processed using PSE 9,  Bonnie's texture called Smokin' and a texture by Nancy Donaldson which I call "geometric" and various filters.  I also used this for Nancy's texture challenge.  Check out her blog to see those entries.
I decided to do another piece below.  The original image is from a retail display at Z Gallery.   
I processed this using Bonnie's Touch of Gold texture and various filters.  I'm really liking the "cutout" filter these days.  Thanks, Bonnie for giving me that idea.
The world of Photoshop offers so much to learn.  There's always a new tip, technique or idea.  I think that is why I never tire of it.

Photo Art Friday






18 comments:

Bonnie said...

So true that Photoshop seems to hold never-ending possibilities. Just love how you have edited these images - especially the first. Your editing choices could not be better - in my humble opinion! So glad you shared your work with Photo Art Friday Marilyn.

ceevee said...

Love those colors and you must have had fun doing this piece!

Terrie said...

How fun! I've used the cutout a few times too after reading about it here - but then I forget in the heat of the next "new" technique. Ah well....it's forever fun to keep trying them all out. I like your two very different results!

Nadege, said...

That first image would make a great poster print.

hannah said...

Love them both. Witty, colourful and different.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Very vivid, bright, colorful and soooooo much fun to view!!

My art today is a QUILTED MOSAIC ROSE if you'd care to use my direct link. Have a glorious Friday.

nancy said...

great job!!!, the thing i love the most about ps haop is that i alway learn something and with a click of a button i can change the mood
thanks for playing along

sunflowerkat321 said...

Great show piece. It's whimsical and fun. The bold colors combined with grunge really give is an edge. Well done!

Sallyt said...

Love your editing,Marilyn. You're a pro! Thanks for your comment on my blog - coming from you, it made by day.

Reena Walkling said...

I could spend hours doing this stuff! Great work!

linda said...

These are both outstanding! Nike should come to you for advertizing~

Ida said...

Oh gosh they are both so unique and different. I like them both!

lisa said...

Marilyn, these are wonderful.
I absolutely LOVE the running shoe!
Truly so creative and so colorful.
Sending you wishes for a wonderful weekend!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Excellent work.

Regards and best wishes

NatureFootstep said...

cool! A lot happens in the first shot.

Gail P said...

I really love the first photo; great textures. The second one crept up on me until I went, yes! Both are marvelous and inspiring.

PrairieJill said...

Great effects! I love them.

Deborah said...

both effects are fantastic . . .