Saturday, October 31, 2009

Fun with Photoshop

It's a goal of mine to someday learn to unlock the power of Photoshop. I know I have only just barely scratched the surface.

Today when I was struggling with what to use for a background for an artist card, Megan suggested taking a photo from our trip to Europe and using a simple filter on it.

Results? Très cool!

This first picture is one of my favorites from the trip, and certainly one of the favorites from Venice. This is the morning we were leaving, so we were out and about pretty early, long before most tourists awake or arrive. It was a beautiful morning, clear and crisp, with a breeze rocking the gondolas moored along the Grand Canal lagoon. A characteristic pink-globed lamppost is in the foreground, and in the distance is San Giorgio Maggiore.

The first effect is a simple mosaic filter, very appropriate for what I have in mind (stay tuned for tomorrow's reveal).

The second effect is a "photocopy", creating a wonderful "skyline".

And because it was so fun and easy, I also tried the mosaic effect on one of the pictures of the leaning tower of Pisa, after applying poster edges.

Now to turn these into something wonderful for tomorrow's Theme Week, which is International Places or Cultures.

1 comment:

  1. Really great effects.I dont have photoshop.It looks so complicated,but it seems worth it to figure it out, if you can come up with wonderful images.Warmest Regards,Cat