Thursday, November 10, 2011

Art Every Day Month 10


It's time for Photo Art Friday, and I tried something new again.

In Ann Baldwin's fantastic book "Creative Paint Workshop for Mixed-Media Artists" I saw her working with photos of which she used the negative. Luckily, on one page she explains how to get that negative look, because I had no clue but liked the look a lot (CTRL+i on a PC, or in PSE go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Invert). So I took a photo from a sunset in Bandon, OR and inverted it:


This is wonderful to use in a mixed-media piece (print it out on regular copy paper so that you can mess around with it). But I thought, there must be more that you can do to a picture like this. And I started to play around.

First I used Jerry's texture "Photo-Tints-Orange" (color burn at 100%), copied that (color burn at 50%) and then added Bonnie's texture "Acceptance" (darker color at 75%). Adjustment Layer for hue/saturation and I was done. I very seldom work with color burn or darker color blending modes etc., but I'm getting the hang of it - sure, the photos are exaggerated, but I do like the transformation.


At Bonnie's Photo Art Friday you can find many more super-talented photographers. I also link this to Art Every Day Month where you can find a whole bunch of wonderful artists.

26 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

Really cool! I"m hoping to get back to learning PSE and computer editing next year.
Rinda

A Splash of Ida said...

I love the effects of your photos. It gave each one a different character! :-)

Have a great Thursday!

xoxo
Ida

http://asplashofida.blogspot.com

Victoria/Sweden said...

Wow! Beautiful pictures!

Serena said...

WOW...this is SO cool!! I have that book by Ann Baldwin too...love it!

Happy AEDM,
Serena

Gwen Hughes said...

Wonderful experimentation!
Gwen xx

Marcie said...

Love the special effects here - especially the second one.I can see printing that out and then 'illustrating'. I guess it's a day for trees?!?!?

JoZart said...

Stunning experiments. Showed them to DH and he now wants to have a go!
Love JoZarty x

hannah said...

That's novel.
Like the effect youa chieved.

Jeanne said...

This is such an interesting photo processing ! Really like how this turned out and what you have done with it. Isn't it fun trying new things, as it seems as if there is no end to what we can do with photoshop! Thanks for sharing this!

lisa said...

I love what you did with this beautiful photograph Carola! Just fantastic!

Grandma Deal said...

Oh! I love this effect! So unique. I must try it. Such beautiful Artography.

Bonnie said...

Cool editing Carola!! It is fun to experiment and find extra uses for beautiful photographs. Thank you too for sharing your process and linking with Photo Art Friday.

Carole Meisenhelter said...

exellent results; a bit of playing around can be such fun. Unexpected results can sometimes be the ones you want to record and replicate more than once. Invert does some amazing things.

gina said...

What fun...I love the different moods of each image! Your editing is truly an exercise in creativity!

patty said...

Carola, you are making me realize that it has been way too long since I have played with my images this way!! I used to do quite a bit of it and have forgotten some of the techniques, I know. Anyway, I am going to follow some of your resources and do a little playing around one of these days. Oh, love, love Bandon!!

Karen Dorcas, Artist said...

[visiting from PAF] the results are wonderful, Carola. The experiment worked really well. Love the color choice and processing. Nice work. Thank you, kareninkenai

helena said...

Fabulous - I'm itching to try invert

Chantal said...

I like the original best this time

Pat said...

Lovely edits! I like the original silhouettes too!

Ida said...

Oh these are wonderful. First the natural beauty of the sunset is really awesome.
Next I do like the fun effects of your editing. The blue one is so different from the bottom one. Can't tell which one I like more but I'm leaning a little towards the bottom one. It still has that wonderful sunset effect.

deborah said...

Great photo and rendering - I use the 'invert' process after i have either 'grabbed the edges', or used the cutout filter . . . never thought to use it as a 'negative' of a photo! On to a new adventure . . .

Ann said...

Simple, but so effective!

suzanne carter said...

Hi I love your image, what a great effect. When I was looking at the thumbnails yours was one which really stood out and i couuldnt wait to visit and check it out.
Blessings
Suzanne

Ginnie said...

I love how you are so creative and "play around." Very inspirational, Carola.

Terrie said...

Visiting from PAF and love this transformation. While I usually love silhouette type shots, I actually like the manipulated one better - the colors are fun and the effect is totally cool!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Those are cool effects!