Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Digital Valentine

This turned out great!  I experimented with thinking of each layer as adding a color or a texture instead of thinking of the actual photograph.  I started with the photo of the barn that the instructor provided.  I layered a photo of sunset over the wetlands that my husband took.  By setting it on "color burn" mode, it added a fiery glow.  Then I added two layers of the same garden photo on top, repositioning them to add bursts of color here and there.  On top of that is a layer of a cement texture to mellow out the colors and a textured frame to finish the edges.  The cowboy is an extracted image from a vintage valentine.  I finished it by thinking of some descriptive text to add.  Yeehaw!  Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Ferris Wheel Part 2

I started over on the Ferris Wheel project and followed the steps carefully.  It now has a softer glow to it.  I like both versions...apples and oranges, right?

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Ferris Wheel Part 1

This was a complicated project with many layers and many steps.  Somehow, I missed a step and my Ferris Wheel ended up with a neon-pink glow.  I like it, though.