Welcome to the second Photo Art Friday!
Last week's submissions were truly amazing - can't wait to see what you showcase this week.
I created two little pieces of art for our photo art vernissage today, from the non-descript photograph you see below:
The photograph is quite drab, so I did a little work on it before trying to turn it into a piece of photo art: a levels adjustment to balance the colors;
a hue/saturation adjustment to pop the red/pink;
and I sharpened the photo.
Once the preliminary touch-up work was done, I used a photograph of waterfalls and superimposed it on the original photo I was working with. I then experimented with some Photoshop Filters, finally deciding to use Plastic Wrap and Daubs.
Same touched up photograph here, but this time I experimented with using the Gradient Map tool in Photoshop. Found one that gave an entirely different feel to the image. The Poster Edge filter was applied and the opacity of it reduced until I found the effect that pleased me.
Now it's your turn! Hope you enjoy this intimate, little gathering. Take your time viewing the art, soak up the feedback about your submission, meet some of the other participants, and stoke your creative fires.
Can I offer you a virtual glass of sparkling water - some wine - a coffee?