The two main things I played with this week are "ripple", which creates ripples of various frequencies and width in the photo, and "warped", which lays a grid over the photo and allows you to move the grid points around creating a warped grid. I played with four different photos this week. One is a flower photo I took at the Phoenix Zoo, another is a drawing I created (Week 7 of 365 Days of Art Challenge) from a photo of autumn leaves I took in Ohio last year, a third is a sunset last fall, and the fourth is from a photo of a pot of vegetables I cooked to create a chicken pot pie.
|Bird of Paradise taken at the Phoenix Zoo.|
|Bird of Paradise after it has been rippled and warped in Photoshop Elements.|
|Autumn Leaves pen, ink, and colored pencil sketch I did for|
Week 7 of the 365 Days of Art Challenge.
|Autumn Leaves sketch rippled and warped with a |
gradient added in Photoshop Elements.
|Autumn Leaves further modified in Paper Camera (another photo |
editing application) using the Neon Cola filter. I think this
would make an interesting piece of fabric to use in quilting.
|Sunset taken in November in Chandler, AZ.|
|Sunset after it's been rippled and posterized in Photoshop Elements.|
|Sunset further modified by warping it. I think this would make a|
fun piece of fabric for quilting.
|Pot of vegetables cooking to use in a chicken pot pie.|
|Pot of vegetables first rippled and warped and then adjusted the |
color levels to add more red in Photoshop Elements.
|Pot of vegetables further modified by adjusting the|
color "curve" values in Photoshop Elements. Another photo that
would make an interesting piece of fabric for quilting.
|Pot of vegetables further modified by adjusting the color "curve" values|
even more to create a softer color palette. Then a circular gradient was added to create the
center oval of color. Hard to believe this started out as a pot of vegetables!
I had fun playing with these photos in Photoshop Elements. I would like to have a much better understanding of layers, how to cut items out of a photo to paste in other photos, etc. I have done these manipulations a couple of times, but only able after watching a tutorial on them. I really struggled with cutting an item out of a photo. Will just keep playing! Thank goodness photos are cheap these days and I don't have to develop them to see the results!