Saturday, June 27, 2009

Done for a Challenge on

Sunflower with Aztec Sun God and Cars

It'll be a long, hot summer for the auto industry
with more than one dealership offered up
on a sacrificial altar.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Done for Challenge 32
Art Creations Friday

How it was done using Paint Shop Pro

I started with the vintage picture of a lady from France
with the background made transparent

Made a new layer and then did Arrange/Move to bottom
Select all.
Pasted into selection a background picture
Effect 1: Applied default Seamless Tile to this background layer
Then applied Gaussian Blur 15
Then on to the Effects.
Effect 2: Simple/Diamonds
Effect 3: 4 Way Average
Added a new Layer above background
Did Flood Fill with selected light color from tube.
Reduced opacity to 50%
Merged down
Buttonized the whole to make it look a bit like a French postcard.
Working on the top layer tube now.

Effect 4: Art Media/Brush Strokes (not default)
Effect 5: Edge Effect/Enhance More
Effect: 6: Eye Candy 3.1 Glow (not default)
Effect 7: Xero/Porcelain to soften any too obvious lines or sharp edges.
Effect 8: VM Natural Sparkle (not default)

Added Border 25 pixels in white
Selected with magic wand and pasted pattern previously created from the Background
Into the frame.
Effect 9: for frame: Eye Candy 3.1 Glass at various settings

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Done for a Challenge on
I was playing with the angles and Muliply in Photoshop & Paint Shop Pro
The Ladder photo is there as a background,
Best see by clicking on the picture.

Done for a Challenge on
Art Creations Friday

I had just finished a Tutorial by Frogkid Creations
and I decided to use scraps from another kit to create
a design with the current Challenge as a background.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Egyptian tomb door on a fan.
Fan from an Action by Panosfx
Done for a Challenge on

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Lucy in the sky
Done for a Challenge on

Friday, June 12, 2009

The rough texture of the Challenge from is there.
It's under the petunias and is also used as a texture with the petunias
A more natural view of the petunias is pasted on the bottom left corner.

Credit for the tutorial goes to

Mona Lisa as a model
Done for a challenge at

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Done for a Challenge at

I used a Fanned Rectangle Mask in Paint Shop Pro for the picture and
Reflection Effects/Kaleidoscope for the frame

Friday, June 5, 2009

Challenge from Art Creations Friday

Credit for masks and ornament go to

for the excellent masks and ornaments

Both are worth checking out Essex Girl for all kinds of Paint Shop Pro goodies
and Gamocks for excellent PSP Tutorials.

I work in both Photoshop and Paint Shop Pro.