Monday, December 3, 2012

13 Days of Creepmas with Rick St. Dennis - Day 3

Are we having fun getting all creeped out for Creepmas? GOOD!!

Today's post is something I had up on Rick's Facebook group I think several weeks ago. I reworked it - lightening it up a bit and getting rid of the ugly gray wall. I also removed the horrid embossing from the holly. If you saw it then, I hope you like it better now!


And if you work in Photoshop, let this be a lesson to you - always keep your layered files. Those changes were relatively easy to make. On a coming post I'll explain what happens if the layers accidentally get smushed. (That's an official Photoshop term.)

The digital stamp is Evil Jack and he was loads of fun to color in traditional Christmas reds and greens. One of the coolest things about Photoshop or other photo editing programs is that when you choose a bright color like red, the color-picker opens a square for you that has all of the reds related to the bright one from the palest pink to the darkest burgundy and none of the colors in that square has a whit more yellow or blue in it than your chosen bright color. That allows you (or me) to pick reds that are not all just the same but coordinate beautifully. There are tons of things I love about working in Photoshop but that has to be one of my favorites, especially when I'm working with images as complex as many of Rick's are.

The stamped holly is from All Night Media, the floor and the sleeper feet are from online sales sites. When we started this hop, I thought it would be disconcerting to see several people using the same image on the same day, but yesterday Miranda, Helen and I used the Euro Carolers and it was an eye-opening jolt to see how each of us had a completely different vision of it. So look around the hop - you're sure to be inspired with your own vision of some of Rick's fabulous digital stamps!! And go find that new rollout for today!!!

13 comments:

DonnaMundinger said...

HeeHee! almost missed the feet. Fab digi work, Sharon and great tips (if I understood what the heck you were talking about, LOL!) Can't imagine doing it myself but love to see others work their magic. xxD

Caroline said...

This is so Fabulous! I can't do anything digi but it is so nice to see at others. Beautiful bright colors and great layout! Greetings, Caroline

Ellis said...

This is marvellous, love the coloring and the text! =)
Hugs, Elenor

silvergran said...

Very cool!! evil joy! hehehe.

Love crafts forever said...

Love, love, what you do in Photoshop. Love the colors and background, and a funny sentiment. Your project from yesterday is awesome too.
Hugs Nat

Miranda said...

fantastic project Sharon, love those feet in front of jack in the box, fab idea
hugs
Miranda

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Brilliant project! Love the kiddie's feet at the bottom, too! And yesterday's card was also quite wonderful and witty!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hee hee I love the kids feet at the bottom of the pic, Brilliant creation, Love Hazelxo

Rick St. Dennis said...

I love this image the way youve done him both times and I love the idea behind it-great job!!!!

monique said...

briliant idea, so much fun and I love your digi skills

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

You certainly have a magic touch with PS. This is amazing. So vibrant and witty to boot. Fabulous xxx

~Lady B~ said...

Haha! I love this! Great concept and fabulous execution! I want to color this guy up, but I doubt I can do him justice after seeing your version. You are my digital hero!

Pauline said...

Fabulous! I love Jack-in-the-boxes, and I'm sure this one would have quelled that, had he jumped out at me as a kid! Or today. LOL
hugs
Pauline