Earlier this week my blogging friend Ju-north put a beautiful snow photo on her blog which she then played with in Paint Shop. With my new found skills from working with Kim Klassen's wonderful digital manipulation classes I thought 'Ooh! I think I can do that!' Well I had to have a go and this is my version above. It's different from Julia's, as it should be, but I am so pleased that I actually understood what she had done and was able to follow the steps through myself.
This is what the photo looked like to start with.
This soft focus image of tulips is another manipulation from Kim's class making full use of layer adjustments. You probably need to click on it to see the effect.
This image is all my own work! Ir started as an image from an icy puddle with a texture of mouldy wood layered over and a swirl applied. Then I used a stamp on a further adjustment layer and tweaked all the opacities. Oh, I forgot, I also turned the image to black &white. I am thinking that I may be able to use this as a texture in a future piece.
Finally, apologies if I've shown this before but this is another image from Kim's class which had an overlaid texture and lots of labels. I think this digital thing could be very addictive.
Did I say finally? I lied! Finally:
I'm sure everyone is getting very busy with last minute preparations and travel (even I am going to do some baking as Mum is diabetic and I need to reduce her sugar!) so may I wish everyone out there a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Peaceful New Year. We are having a quiet Christmas at home so I'll be popping up online from time to time. Thank you too to all my followers for your interest over the past year and beyond. I hope I haven't bored you too much! ;-)
Merry Christmas and
A Happy New Year