Hey there!!! So glad you came to visit. Welcome to Photo Art Friday!!! This week the suggestion is to post and link a piece of photo art that illustrates one of your favorite, "go-to" edits.
After the 'easy' challenge of this week, I intended to suggest that we go back to producing a piece of photo art that uses a technique, tool, style or form we have been wanting to try, but felt a little intimidated by. However, next week's Photo Art Friday falls around the American Thanksgiving holiday and I imagine a lot of you will be quite busy. So ... next week's 'challenge' will be to post a piece of photo art from your archives that never got the spotlight and attention it deserved. How's that for keeping it nice and easy?
After the Thanksgiving weekend, let's return to challenging ourselves to learn and share something new. Why not use these weekly link-ups to nudge ourselves into new digital editing territory? We can just do same old, same old - but why not use these artistic get-togethers to try out new things and ask for feedback or tips on how to kick it up a notch? If each of us shares our editing process, we will also learn a lot as we visit our fellow photo-artists' blogs. That way, we would not only be participating in a weekly artistic showcase, but we would be creating some great learning opportunities as well! What do you think?
Not to worry, as we move into the holiday rush of December, we'll go back to just keeping the weekly link-ups nice and easy.
For my piece of photo-art for this week (using my 'go-to' editing preferences), I will illustrate the progression from straight out of the camera to final product:
SOOC photograph of a shed and fence - taken in the late afternoon this past Tuesday.
In PSE 8 - duplicated the image and processed it in Color Burn blend mode at 70% opacity. I actually quite like this, as is.
One of my very favorite PSE 8 features is the Filter, "Poster Edges". I love how it can sometimes pull all the layers of an edit together. It does not always work, but I like to give it a try. If I don't like it, I simply "undo" it. To apply Poster Edges you must first flatten the layers of the image - and then duplicate the now flattened layer. Select Filter>Poster Edges. While I usually bring the opacity of Poster Edges down below 33%, in this case I liked the look at 70% opacity. That's it, that's all. Now it looks a little more artsy, don't you think? (You need to click on the image to appreciate the full impact of the Poster Edges.)