I set out to create a piece of art in red and yellows. Not colors I usually work with.
Using only PSE, and a bit of luck with my layering I came up with this.
I am really pleased with the results.
Once I created the photo I attached it to a 3" wide styoform block that I had prepared with a
plaster texture. This allows it to sit on a table or hang on a wall. It's now at the Raven Cafe
Below is the original photo from moguefile.com
I don't have all of the layers available to show as I work with so many combinations
it's difficult to remember which one's I keep.
But after doing a bit of cropping, and a hue/saturation to tone down the colors
I tried a Gaussian blur, which I often try, but rarely keep as the results seem to just create an out of focus photo. And not in a pleasing way. But this time it looked really great and showed real promise. I then add a greenish yellow layer a couple of times and grunged it up a bit with some brushes.
It's just amazing how this nice photo can become so much more.
If you took a dozen people, even a hundred people they would all come up with just as many
other amazing results.
Why not offer a challenge. Is anyone game? What can you do with this photo?
Here' the link to the original photo. http://morguefile.com/archive/display/690489
As these photos are free to use I don't think this is a problem.
If you leave a comment to let me know you'd like to participate I'll know who to wait for
and collect everyone's
photo for a later post.
Just email me your photo and I will post all the results here.
My email is at the top right column.
No rules. Just do your own thing.
I hope you will join in.