Thursday, 23 December 2010

Digital Playing


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

18 comments:

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

I have enjoyed reading your blog, not boring at all. I hope that you have a lovely Christmas with your mother. I am off to my mother's tomorrow for a few days-we have to use the dreaded M25!!

Robin Mac said...

Julie, I have also really enjoyed your blog and the wonderful things you have shown us during the year. I hope you and your family have a great Christmas and a super 2011. Cheers, Robin

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful digital work Juilie!! I ahve tried a couple of times but never quite got a handle on it! Perhaps I should try out Kim's classes!!
Happy Christams and happy 2011 to you and yours miss Julie- You have never bored us!!!!!

Amo said...

Lovely photos Julie. I am determined to do the next class in the new year!! You can hold me to that lol. You all have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Ax

Françoise said...

Lovely pictures Julie.
Merry Christmas to you and your family, and a Happy New Year.

Su said...

I've just started to play with photoshop and see what it can do - your pics are amazing. Have a lovely Christmas and a great 2011

ju-north said...

Wow! You've got the bug now - these look great. (You'll have to remind me what I did!) Have a wonderful time with S and your mum! xx

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Merry Christmas Julie, I treasure your friendship and send you all lots of love. Have fun! Keep warm!

xx

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

ps. photos looking good. Hope to play with KK over the next week! Haven't done a jot of homework yet!

The Happy Apple said...

I signed up for the mini photoshop thing, but family stuff meant I never actually did it! doh. Love your blog Julie, it's given me lots of fun and I think you're mega genius to reply to all your comments where you can. Have a wonderful Christmas, and I hope it's very special. Thank you for your comment on my video too!! :)) xx

Heather said...

Lovely post Julie and those digital designs are beautiful - Kim's classes sound very tempting. I can see that technique could become addictive. Have a lovely Christmas yourselves and here's wishing you a Happy New Year.

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

That's all very clever stuff!!!!

Hope yu hav a grayte Crimbo!!!

Emma said...

I don't do bored, no time, esPECIALLY when reading your posts ;)I wish i'd read your last one earlier then I wouldn't have missed the eclipse & it was clear & even i could have opened my eyes for that & i'd been admiring all the different rings of ice particle reflection!Oh!

I'm still working on my sketchbook.....! Happy Christmas!

maggi said...

Lovely images Julie. Hope your Christmas was good and that 2011 brings you all that you wish for, and for us lots more interesting blog posts from you.

dosfishes said...

Marvelous digi fun Julie. The photos were beautiful all by themselves anyway. Hope your Christmas was a happy one. Looking forward to more wonderfulness from you in the new year. xox Corrine

sharon young said...

Great manipulation, Julie, love your hydrangas sp?
Thanks so much for dropping by and keeping up with my erratic posts.

Gina said...

I hope you had a good Christmas Julie.

Pat Brennan said...

Lovely post x