Wednesday, February 01, 2006

fun with Photoshop




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I finally made some time to get to know Photoshop today. These filters are fun!

10 comments:

Floridacracker said...

I'm not sure what I think of digital manipulation. I had a hard time accepting music synthesizers back in the 70's...

I'm pondering this dilemma.

Melissa said...

Very cool. I'm glad you liked the cauliflower!

Deb said...

I may come across as being somewhat of a hypocrite for saying this, but I don't like synthesizers either; a lot of the music produced with them in the 70's now is significant only in that it has this "see what I can do!" sound to it. Nothing can replace the artistry of a hand crafted acoustic instrument in skilled hands.

I guess I'm in the "see what I can do!" stage with Photoshop; being someone not particularly skilled in drawing or painting, I can take my photos and make them look like I drew or painted them. But more likely, I'll use it mostly to make minor corrections in color balance on my photos; a "digital darkroom" so to speak.

Dan Trabue said...

How cool. Is that an owl in the top pic?

I now certainly do not like synthesizers (and agree fully with the bumper sticker that says "Drum machines have no soul"), but I was in a band for ten years that used one. Can't listen to that music today.

This photoshop sort of thing seems different to me, or maybe I'm just in the "see what she can do!" stage, too.

clairesgarden said...

I like these, they would be great on notes for writing to people and still have the personal 'I took that picture' kind of thing

TroutGrrrl said...

Nice work Deb! Did you see Cindy's recent post about how she creates some of her beautiful softened pictures? I tried it and it's pretty cool, though mine are nothing like hers.

Rurality said...

I particularly love love LOVE the second one. It looks just like an impressionistic painting! It's stark but soft... great composition.

Deb said...

clairesgarden-It would be fun, and relatively easy, to print notecards for my own use and perhaps even to sell; there's a little organic food shop in town that would probably display them. So many ideas, so little time...

Dan, you are correct, that is a great gray owl, the one I saw in May. The original photo is in the archives here somewhere.

Troutgrrrl-I did see Cindy's post; I'll have to try that. I love her stuff!

Rurality- I have always been drawn to Impressionist paintings, and it's easy to get that effect with the "sponge" filter on Photoshop. For the other one I think I used the "dry brush" filter.

Rexroth's Daughter said...

Deb-- I love what you are doing with your Photoshop. Those are the best filters. I can't draw or paint to save my life, but I sometimes have fun manipulating photos and creating something that resembles art with them. It's a fine way to experiment with color and texture. Play on!

Stefani said...

Nice work! Love the bottom one.