Monday, 14 February 2011

Photoshopping


Not sure if I've posted this one before but I found a little time last week to catch up with Kim Klassen's Art of Texture class.  This peonie photo (courtesy of Kim) above started out as a bright, bold image and has been softened into this subtle, delicate flower.


This is a Thai Buddha statue that I have in my conservatory that I have been wanting to have a play with in Photoshop for ages.  I cropped the original image down and inverted it before applying some colour adjustment layers and a texture.


This 'Speedy Sheep' was a quick, fun project from Kim and was very easy to achieve with just a few adjustments.


Next, this is the famous 'Roger's Door' in St Ives which is actually a lovely flaking green colour.  With Kim's help the door has been changed to red, although I think I prefer the original patina.


This little angel came from a graveyard  near us and is my own effort.  I cropped the image, blurred the background, added a texture and text and stamped a few flowers.   The possibilities with Photoshop are endless.

I'd like to thank everyone who has left messages or emailed me with friendly and supportive words about my mum.  Sadly she has been having a really difficult time since we left her at her own home and is now in hospital, hopefully just for a few days, while they check out what is going on.  Her confusion is terrible and almost complete, to the point where she didn't know who I was when I spoke to her on the phone last night, even though she had asked the nurse to call me.  I am hoping that it is just worse because she is out of her home environment but I am very fearful for her.  We are taking each day as it comes and hoping.

We have had a very low key Valentine's night tonight and SH cooked tea (again) and made a lovely ice creamy, apple ricey, white chocolatey dessert.  He knows how to win a girl's heart :-)  I hope you've all enjoyed a Happy Valentine's Day with someone you love and care about.


18 comments:

Heather said...

Your photoshop pictures are super Julie - you're really getting good at it. So sorry your Mum is not so good and hope things will settle down for her - it's very distressing for everyone. Glad your husband spoils you - take care.

Fenland Textile Studio said...

I love your photoshop images. I must find time to play with mine. So sorry to hear about your mum. It must be so hard for you being so far away. Sounds like you deserved to be spoilt tonight. I do hope that your mum will make small and significant improvements. Hugs Angela

Emma said...

Lovely pics, hopefully a tharaputic release from worries about your Mum.

carole brungar said...

Your digital work is lovely! I hope everything goes well with your mum.

Marlis said...

so sorry julie to hear about your mum. you are in my thoughts!

Gina said...

Sorry to hear about your Mum Julie. By the sound of that pud it sounds as though you've got someone taking good care of you though...

pam said...

Oh sounds like a very nice way to spend Valentine's night - the pictures you are doing on photoshop are really good - well done you must be pleased with them.
So sorry to hear about Mum - being so far away doesn't help - take care and look after yourself!

peneller said...

So glad to see that you're able to find some time with Photoshop. i love the images. I hope all goes well with your Mum.
Penny

Angela said...

Julie your photos are great. Right now I feel just like that sheep.
I hope things improve with your mum.What a lovely husband you have.

JP said...

great work Julie - sorry to hear about your mum again - take care

Shirley Goodwin said...

Hope your Mum is getting better. Love the photos!

freebird said...

Sorry to hear about your mother doing so poorly. Hope the doctors can give her some help.

I am taking one of Kim's free classes and like it so far. You've done a nice job on your pics.

Cameron said...

Julie, You are getting to be a real pro. Did you see what I did to my poor great niece on my blog? Take a look and tell me what you think even if you don't like it. I love your work, very good. Many hugs

maggi said...

I just love your images Julie. Sorry to hear that your mum is not doing so well, it must be so hard for you.

Cameron said...

I was wondering what you thought of my pictures, they are so different from yours. Thanks for looking in. How are you doing? Many hugs your way

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Julie, I'm so sorry to only just be seeing your news about Mum. I will email tomorrow sweetie. Lots of love to you xxxx

Ellen Anne Eddy said...

These are so fun. Especially your angel. It makes me want to learn photoshop better. I've been using it in book backgrounds,but I haven't yet taken it to fabric.
Thanks so much for listing my blog. I'll be listing yours in return.

MargaretR said...

I haven't visited blogs in a while and I can see you've been having loads of fun:)