Thursday, October 18, 2012

Photo Art Friday


Boy, I love this texture ... I could make a whole portfolio using it alone.  Thank you Bonnie for your inspiration and your textures ...

The challenge this week, if I understood it right, was to see what we could do with the Leafy Landscape Texture ... an open challenge to our imaginations and creativity.   I can't wait to see the range of responses Bonnie gets this week.  It should be fun and you should join in, first as an observer, then a participant.  You will love it :)  Here is what I came up with ...


Each of my pictures was done with the same technique.  Basically I used PSE Enhance options to bring the picture to a sharp, clear tone.  I then added the Leafy Landscape Texture, adjusting the opacity to what I wanted then using the mask/brush tool, I brushed out those parts I wanted to highlight.  Same technique, different results.  Hope you enjoy ...




On this one, I used the dry brush filter before I added the texture ... gave it a more artsy look :)



17 comments:

  1. Fantastic creations. Love the effects you have used.

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  2. These are fantastic! I like the texture!

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  3. Such a lovely set of images, my favourites are the Egret and the Dove. I'm so impressed with diversity of the pictures using the same texture.

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  4. Truly amazing. Truly beautiful. I so look forward to your Photo Art Friday posts. Megathanks.

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  5. Good Morning. I L-O-V-E your edits !!!!!! Happy Friday

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  6. Wow! You were inspired to create a lot! I think I like the pigeon one best.

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  7. What a fabulous job you did with your photos. I especially like the last two. The lamp is gorgeous!

    I found your kitty photo quite amusing. They seem so happy with each other. Obviously, they are a constant source of joy for you. That speaks volumes about you as a person. Animals are so comfortable around nice folks.

    I'll be counting the years till the big 80 when we can do "lunch". You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

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  8. WOW! these are great, and it looks as if you had a blast with this texture. I have to say that I especially love this bird eating the sunflower seeds as that is such a great capture as a photograph, and the texture made it so interesting. love them all! Looks as if you had so much fun with this!

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  9. Super job on all of them but that sunflower and bird is really awesome.

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  10. OMG you've outdone yourself this week. These are awesome. Loved the Cat, The Pigeon and the Egret shots the most but my gosh you really nailed using this texture.

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  11. these are amazing! what a creative use of Bonnie's texture!

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  12. Andrea you did wonderful things with Bonnie's texture. My favourites have to be the cat and the watermelon. I like the way her pretty eyes look out at us under the lacy leaves.
    And you have made watermelon look even more yummy than it is! I like the combination of that pink and the lace.
    My grandson sat down to a big bowl of it yesterday. He saw that I had one little piece with my yogurt and said "I think I will have this one"! He is 2 1/2 so i let him.

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  13. Such lovely uses of this texture.

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  14. Glad you had so much fun - and such fantastic results that are each unique. Inspiring!

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  15. this looks like great fun and I think I might try following your lead. I still haven't got the hang of brushes and erasing and making certain parts of texture go away, but I can see how using one texture with several photos might make that start to sink into my brain...

    BEautimous+++

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  16. So much creativity here. The cat and the dove are my favorites. You've given me some ideas.

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  17. stunning work! I think they are all quite wonderful and I love the heron (?) and your treatment of that photo best of all!!

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