Sunday, July 29, 2012


I just finished Kim and Xanthe's class "Behind the Scenes"......16 days packed with little nuggets, tips, 

tutorials, videos.....lots and lots of inspiration.  Incidentally the second round is starting end of August.  

If you missed the first one, you can still take the class. 

Now I'm playing catch up in Ann's class....totally different.....more specific in nature.  She knows 

more about colors, brushes, patterns, gradients and selection tools than anyone I know.

And.....she makes it fun!

I started with the original image above and followed Ann's instructions selecting the flowers and

 creating a different background while using the impressionist brush 

to get the various looks below.  I also used some filters and played with

blend modes.

I had to put the little circle in.  Xanthe taught us how to do it.   Thank you, Xanthe!


Janet said...

Stunning work Marilyn! I need to look into these classes you are taking! They sound awesome!

Lisa Gordon said...

This is beautiful Marilyn!

The Artful Diva said...

Looks like you got a lot out of it! I would love to take this class. Maybe on the 3rd go round.

smiles, Sharon said...

You are amazing. I love your original piece, better than anything else I have seen. You have gained so much from these classes. I have had to pull back to complete my own classes that were going on....hopefully by end of week will be back with Ann. I doubt she keeps it open for long. If you don't practice there is no way to do this. You are so correct, she does know stuff I didn't even know I didn't know!!!! Keep up the excellent work.
smiles: sharon

Mira Crisp said...

I love seeing people having fun with Photoshop! Beautiful work!

Viv (modifica) said...

Great texture and use of brushes thanks for leaving a comment on my blog, yes it is a layout and eventually it will find it's way into a Blurb book....