Welcome to this edition of Photo Art Friday! (I am publishing this post a little earlier than usual, however you will still have to wait until 7:00 p.m. EST this evening to link up your images.)
This week the suggestion is to link up a piece of photo art sitting in your archives that never received the 'attention' it deserved. I think we all have some of those hanging around! I often find myself scrolling through old edits and finding one I had been excited about at the time it was created, but never got around to posting. The one I pulled out to use for this week is the second image displayed in this post.
After pulling it out of my archives, I couldn't resist playing with it a bit more. So immediately below is the old image now doctored-up a bit for Thanksgiving.
Yesterday I gave the already edited image a faded, rather chiseled look. I used a brush to add gentle rays of light and used the Text tool to add in the word 'Grateful'. I finished it off by adding some texture (Filter>Texture>Texturizer).
This is the image that had been sitting unused and definitely under-appreciated in my files. It's a composite image where a macro flower photograph was used as the background, an angel was added with a brush (brushes often act as stamps, for those of you not familiar with Photoshop), and one of my favorite, never-fail textures (#3) from my Vintage Manuscript Sets finished off the piece.
An alternate version also withering away in my archives that had the addition of the Filter, Stained Glass.
And another version done yesterday, that was gently blurred (Gaussian Blur).
For the next edition of Photo Art Friday let's go back to challenging ourselves to try some edits we have been wanting to try, but have felt were too hard or that we just haven't had the time for. The photo art could be produced from following a tutorial or simply the result of some creative play with new photo art tools and techniques.