Monday, April 23, 2012

Nancy's Texture Challenge

Photoshop is limping along.  It has been contrary about when it feels like it.  I think either one of my external hard drives or my actual hard drive is trying to "die".  A lot of misbehaving going on.   Seagate is sending a replacement external hard drive.  If I continue to have the problem, I may be purchasing a new computer.  Doesn't seem like I should have's only 3+ years old.
I had already done this editing pre misbehaving.  So I'm posting and hoping to be back in gear shortly.
First the original for the skateboarder.....
I was standing behind the fence, so you can see the green swath of one of the bars on the right.  I think the texture worked well with that little faux pax.  I used Nancy's "Grunge 1" 

Another image original
and a couple of edits using Nancy's textures.

I can't tell you what I did on these because I did them before all the computer problems.  I know I used Topaz Adjust and I believe I used Pixlr for the bottom frame.  Can't remember which of Nancy's textures I used on this one.  
Anyway, I wish you all a great week and keep "texturizing".


Marty Mason said...

Oh, Marilyn, I'm so far behind in my 'catching-the-blog-updates', but took a minute this morning....glad I did 'cause I love the skateboard edit and more. Good luck with that computer. Hope it heals itself soon.

nancy said...

wonderful work, and i love seeing the before and after.
thanks for playing along

Terrie Purkey said...

Interesting that you're having trouble with PS; a week ago my PSE started giving me fits - still not resolved.

None-the-less, I really like your edits for Nancy's challenge. Seems I always forget/miss hers. Must make a note to self! Love the way the texture enhances the skateboarder but minimizes the bar and really like the textures added to the building - looks so cool!

Patrice said...

Very cool!

Deborah said...

great rendering!

Birgitta said...

Wonderful and interesting work!

Ruth said...

Very creative work despite your photoshop problems, I do hope it gets resolved for you soon :)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful images and texture choices! The skateboarding one is amazing!

Kathleen H.