Monday, January 16, 2012

Antiquities Project

One reason I treated myself to a new version of Photoshp was that my sister Kate had gotten CS5 in 2010 for Christmas. For her it was a huge step and she was getting frustrated with all she had to learn so we are now working with the same version for the first time in years. And we both have a lot to learn! This project was a start. We each made a background (courtesy of some techniques I found in Digital Art Wonderland) and then each picked some images that fitted our theme of Antiquities. Her project is here:

Thanks for looking!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Meshy Mirrors

This is my entry for the Smeared and Smudged January Bloghop - the challenge is MESH IT.

I had gotten myself some nice Christmas presents, Photoshop CS5 and a book called Digital Art Wonderland by Ange Sullins and Silas Toball. So when the bloghop notice was posted, I was already knee deep in this as a learning project. The mesh idea seemed a wonderful way to differentiate their arches. I grabbed a new meshy dishcloth and an old green onion bag. Seriously, who doesn't save all of their old mesh onion bags? They were scanned into PS, given a blending mode and a layer mask (I learned how to transfer one from another layer).

Then I needed to add the undersea stamps to the sea side. They are Seahorse by Rubber Stamp Avenue, Bubbles by Impressive Stamps, and Spiral Shell by Impression Obseession. The border stamp down the middle is from Ann-ticipations, one of my favorites. I found the quote online and it seemed appropriately creepy.

If you happened upon this accidentally, check out all of the other great entries in the S & S January bloghop from the blogroll in the side bar.