Saturday, June 27, 2009


Done for a Challenge on
Artarazzi

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
on
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
Artarazzi
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
http://thethreemuseschallenge.blogspot.com/


Sunday, June 14, 2009

Lucy in the sky
Done for a Challenge on
http://artarazzi.blogspot.com/

Friday, June 12, 2009


The rough texture of the Challenge from http://artcreationsfriday.blogspot.com/ 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 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Gamocks_Creations_and_Tuts/

Mona Lisa as a model
Done for a challenge at
http://thethreemuseschallenge.blogspot.com

Sunday, June 7, 2009


Done for a Challenge at http://artarazzi.blogspot.com/

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

http://www.essexgirl.uk.com/default.htm
and
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Gamocks_Creations_and_Tuts/

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.

Sonia