Thursday, November 24, 2011

Photo Art Friday, Nov. 25th - 27th

Hi there everyone.  Hope you have had a good week, and if you live in the U.S. that you are having a safe and very happy Thanksgiving.

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.






25 comments:

  1. Bonnie, these are just gorgeous, and already can think of a photo that i did in Italy last year. Coming soon your way!

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  2. Beautiful work Bonnie. I'll be linking up tomorrow, but wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. Your generosity in sharing your talent, tips and textures for us to try and learn with has made a world of difference in my own work and for that I'm extremely grateful! Hope you have a blessed day.

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  3. Beautiful. Love the angel brush.
    It amazes me how we can get such different looks with textures and a little digital altering.

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  4. An angel covered in Bonnie love, what could be better? I've been using some of the textures you generously offered and I'm hooked. I'm very grateful you so openly share with all of us!

    xo
    Gwynnie

    P.S. I'm dancing too and happy to know I have a dancing partner in Canada!

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  5. Wow, Bonnie. No words. The first one is my favorite, but all are wonderful. Kind regards, Synnöve

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  6. Bonnie, thanks every so much for all your beautiful work and for hosting this wonderful challenge. We have so many blessing; you and friends here are among those for me. Have a lovely Thanksgiving. Hugs and love from Alaska. kareninkenai

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  7. Bonnie - thanks so much for your beautiful work; all are lovely. May you have a wonderful Thanksgiving... I just signed out of my daughter's google (accident) and signed in on mine... please excuse. Love and hugs from Alaska. Saved my post as a draft a couple of days ago and will get back on later. kareninkenai

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  8. I love the first and the last ones best, the watercolour effect the blurring gave that last one is gorgeous!

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  9. Excellent all, but I find most interesting first. Greetings.

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  10. Beautiful work. The first one is my favorite.

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  11. These are lovely edits, Bonnie. I especially like the color of the first one.

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  12. A lovely image Bonnie - I like the last one the best - cheers.

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  13. Magical work of art :) I like very much all!

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  14. Oh, I like these! Especial the first one. Good work!

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  15. Hi Bonnie, Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving. I Love your Angel and your instructions. There is so much to learn from you and our fellow bloggers. Happy Friday!

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  16. divine artwork!! love the angel brush so much... and the rest of the editing is just gorgeous!
    thank you so much for providing this showcase every week!

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  17. I prefere teh first one. I like the warm tone of the color in it.

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  18. Bonnie, I like all the versions of this photo - I actually couldn't say which one is my favorite, although I tend to the first one just because of its warm color. When I look at all of these I feel that I need to experiment with filters which I have never really done. That would be a challenge for me - so it's on for the next times.

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  19. What a great blog! I happened upon it by accident. Can't wait to start watching, learning and joining in.

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  20. Hi Bonnie; lovely variety for your angel pics; really nice techniques

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  21. I love the softer, gentler sepia tones in the newest version. And what a great way to use a macro in the background! I always forget brush/stamp options - there are just so many resources, I can't keep them all in my head!

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  22. Bestill my heart - it's gorgeous! I am partial to pink and LOVE the last one!!

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  23. The effects you achieve always take my breath away...every week I'm so inspired! I am so very happy I have found your blog and its weekly prompts. Thank you! :)

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  24. Your textures are wonderful! Thanks for being so generous and for the warm welcome - I am so chuffed!
    I find the transformations of ordinary photos such an adventure and am happy to have found your site (via my bonkers friend, Johanna!)
    =D

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  25. Better late than never? :)

    Thanks so much for the freebie texture, Bonnie. It's downloaded and ready to use! :)

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