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.