Friday, November 16, 2012

Photo Art Friday

Photo Art Friday

For this prompt I got into some of my collections and created different still life's with mostly the same background initially.  Then I used different textures to give each one it's own look. 

The first still life is of a sculpture that was done by Marvin Martin a professor and head of sculpture in the Art Department at the university where I grew up.  He was a family friend and his daughter was my friend until she passed away last year.  The sculpture was done in the 1950's.

For all of the still life's, I tweaked with my usual routine in PSE of  levels, brightness/contrast, hue/saturation.  On this one I added pdpa Presence @ 74% and used the mask/brush at 100% on the sculpture and 40% on the candle.

This is an old Tea Tin and a old powder compact.  I did my usual PSE tweak then used the selection brush on the background and darkened it using brightness/contrast.  Added pdpa Morning Glory texture at 22% and then mask/brush.  I brushed out the tin, the compact, the flower and the doily.

This is a set of old invalid cups, used in Victorian days to feed soup and/or medicine to sick patients or family members.  Tweaked as above with PSE.  Used pdpa rain drops @ 80 and mask brush to brush out most of the water except on the cups.  Pdpa Peachy Texture @90% in the background, mask/brush on the flower and invalid cups in the back then used the clone stamp to even out the juncture and bring the Peachy Texture down the side.

This is a pattern glass oil lamp from the early 1900's.  After tweaking, I used the clone stamp to make duplicates.  Pdpa Aurora Overlay at 71%. Mask/brushed the first lamp at 93%, the second lamp at 42% and the third at 15%.

This is the original of my Dumbo Cookie jar, circa 1990's. :)  Dumbo was my security blanket (toy) when I was little and he has stuck with me until this day.

The usual tweak then pdpa Morning Glory. PSE Filter Poster edges.  Mask/brush ... brushed out dumbo and a line of light. Finished off with Be Funky Viewfinder.

I love the mask/brush technique, but I need to explore other options so I took Dumbo back to PSE and ...

liquefied him.  Poor Dumbo ...
All the king's horses and all the king's men ... oops, wrong poem.  Well, have a wonderful week anyway :)

12 comments:

  1. Wow, you've been busy. I have to remember to write down what I do when I manipulate my photos so that I can explain them better on my blog. I think my favorite of your photos is the old tea tin. the patttern is just beautiful.

    Dumbo, Bambi and Cinderella are my favorite childhood stories that have stayed with me my whole life. I'm at work, so gotta go. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

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  2. Great shots for the day, Andrea!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

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  3. I love that droopy effect at the end there! You have created some amazing images here this week :)

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  4. Especially like those invalid cups and the kerosene lantern on this set. Very interesting processing. Would love to see the history of those cups and have never seen anything like them before.

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  5. FUN!!! I learn so much when I meander through PAF. Love Dumbo!!

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  6. Poor Dumbo did make me giggle! LOVE how you have employed my textures in the previous edits. Think the second is my fav - no wait... the first...no wait .... the third ... :)

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  7. the sculpture in the first shot is wonderful!
    all your edits are beautiful.

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  8. Great photos. I love how you have worked them in such subtle ways.

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  9. My favorite is the second one. That tea tin is gorgeous! Thank you for visiting my blog :)

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  10. Hello Andrea, I love all the edits you have done for this weeks challenge, it was fun wasn't it? I do love the liquify filter on poor Dumbo. The sculpture is just wonderful. and the tea tin looks beautiful, I would love to see it IRL.

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  11. My you do have fun when playing with your photos. I got a laugh at poor Dumbo all melting.
    Loved the one with those cups used to feed the sick.
    That statue in the first edit was certainly interesting.
    Great job with your edits.

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