A bit of a marathon post today. .

Random 5 from the top of my head

  • I have had a run of  great films on DVD recently, Mud, The Kings of Summer and The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

  • The town is surrounded by road works it’s driving all the motorists into a frenzy !!!

  • My iPhone case I designed has arrived and I love it it has spurred me on to do some more photo books.

  • Music this week is Capercaille stunning Scottish folk supergroup.

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My Friday Find is Photoshop I know, I’ve been using it for ages but I am constantly finding new and wonderful ways of playing with my images

My dear friend Sarah at Paisley Rain Boots  has set the Groupies a challenge called ‘My One Thing’ basically it means to try to accomplish one creative thing this week either a lesson from a class,  a piece of writing anything.  Also Cindy at Art is My Life has started a new link up called Show and Share.

So I have tried to jump back into my Photoshop Artistry class.  This class is so full of content that I think I will be learning for a long time,  so whilst I don’t think I will use some of the techniques I have certainly learnt a lot about Photoshop and how to get the best out of all it’s little secrets.

So I started with this image taken at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells about 40 minutes away.
I have tweaked it in Lightroom.
Then I did this
Lots of different layers of rust and texture, I am particularly drawn to architecture and the Gothic style is my favourite. I felt that the woman was too obvious and was drawing the eye far too much so,
I did this.
Adding text lightening up the woman and adding another one in the background. I like the ethereal quality, as if they are drifting rather than walking through the garden. I wasn’t sure about the text so I played around and came up with,
this.

Much happier I got rid of the text added a quote from Great Expectations 
On this day of the year, long before you were born, this heap of decay,” stabbing with her crutched stick at the pile of cobwebs on the table but not touching it, “was brought here. It and I have worn away together. The mice have gnawed at it, and sharper teeth than teeth of mice have gnawed at me.” 
Also I made my figure into a steampunk musician. what I wanted to do was not make the piece too dark and oppressive , I hope I have achieved this.
Then because I liked my steampunk lady so much
 I did this.


Original photograph from Qsimple  at Flickr
Additional digital supplies by Lori Davidson at Scrapbookgraphics.



Linking up with Kim for Friday Finds and Cindy at Art is my Life and Nancy at Random 5
my art is lifeKim Klassen dot Com

22 thoughts on “FRIDAY ` EXPERIMENTS

  1. Beautiful work and I love the end result. Thanks for taking us through the process. The one thing was a great challenge and I'm thinking my one thing for next week should be getting back to this course. I thought I knew quite a bit about Photoshop until I started getting into the course.

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  2. You've certainly discovered many aspects of PhotoShop. Your final is awesome! PhotoShop is an amazing application. I'd be lost without it, but am very sad they've gone to subscription-base for updates. I can't afford it anymore so don't know what I'll do in the future. 😦

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  3. Your post today is incredible Viv…I love the photoshop art photo…from start to finish..it is quite amazing…I'm going to check that out…Your work is always so inspiring…thanks so much for sharing…I so enjoy all you do…Have a lovely Sunday..

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  4. You are my Digi-heroine Viv! You really know how to play (which is what creativity is at its best). I always feel so energized after I have visited with you. I agree about the Photoshop Artistry class…it was you who first suggested it I think.Thanks for linking up. :)xoxo

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