No Texture Tuesday this week, but I worked on some new things. I took some photos of peonies I brought home from Trader Joe's. They were really disappointing -- only one opened. The rest just sort of crashed. I tried some different processing on this one peony. I used Kim Klassen's "canvasback" texture plus Bonnie's "golden bokeh" texture on the first image below.
I practiced outlining my font below -- don't want to forget how to do that.
I thought I would post some of my work for a Photoshop "Selections" class I'm taking. Go to this link and click on"online courses" to check it out. I really needed to learn the skill of selection and extracting.
I first selected the foxglove from another photo I had and then applied it to one of my paintings. I actually used it three times in different sizes.
Then I played with different filters to get the different looks below.
Then we learned how to make our own masks from scratch. We selected one flower out of a group and placed it on a background with copies of the flower made smaller. That formed the larger corner image. We then made it into a sillouhette and so on..... to get the look below.
Another thing I learned how to do was work with selected shapes, rectangular and elliptical. For fun I did some color blocking and messed around with these two....
It's a really fun class, and I learned so much. I plan to take more of Ann's classes. The first two classes are free, so how can you lose?