Saturday, 18 September 2010

Digital Playing

I have been promising myself for ages that I will make the effort and get to grips with digital photo manipulation as I want to incorporate my own images into an art quilt.  In the course of my blog hopping I have been following Linda Matthews' blog and she is very generous with her tutorials.  This evening I finally got round to tinkering with one of the tutorials on her blog.


I took this photo along with the following two,



having decided to use my own images, although the text image came from the site Linda links to. (It think).

The result, after a couple of attempts is this


It's not perfect and I couldn't do it again without Linda's instructions but I am chuffed with myself and I shall be trying a few more.  :)  Baby steps!

14 comments:

Heather said...

Clever stuff! This is way beyond me, but you've made a very good start.

Tom said...

Excellent work Julie... keep it up it can be so inspiring.. Give my regards to him in doors... ;o)

Jackie said...

Wow. I haven't got the first idea with photoshop.
I am impressed.

Lyn said...

interesting, I have never played around with my photos like that.
love
Lyn
xxx

ju-north said...

Great stuff! A whole new avenue of possibilities is opening up!

Gina said...

I am in awe of what you have done here and with such fantastic results. I wouldn't know where to start.

Lynne said...

I'm really interested in this Julie. Is Photoshop a must? I'd love to have a go.

Gail said...

Well done Jules, your work always inspires me to get creative again. Just need to find some extra hours in the day! LOL

Fenland Textile Studio said...

Julie, this is fantastic. I would love to play with this after you klnow what has finally been completed!! Great to see you last Thursday. Didn't blog that I have shaved the top off my finger and it's hard to hand sew my final bits if my bag.

Amo said...

Very nice Julie! I look forward to seeing where this piece takes you.

Ro Bruhn said...

Looks good Julie.

Julie said...

Amo and Ro, thank you :)Need to practice loads more!

dosfishes said...

Love the results. It is frustrating though, you finally get it then can't remember how you got it. I'm with you all the way. xox Corrine

Linda Matthews said...

Thanks for linking to my tutorial Julie - you did a great job with your image!

I'm the queen of effortlessness so you know that whatever I demonstrate in my tutorials, you know it's going to be easy and achievable.