The sun is always shining, however, when I get to look at your photo art ... so please bring it on by linking up.
If you are new to Photo Art Friday, you can read the guidelines for linking up your photo art HERE.
This week the suggestion is to feature a piece of photo art using one of my free textures from the Free For You section of this blog. I decided to use the pdpa Faded Fresco texture with a photograph of some great old doors.
pdpa Faded Fresco can be downloaded in high resolution in the Free For You page
photograph of gorgeous old doors - graffiti and all
Photograph and texture married in Vivid Light blending mode at 90%. I used an Adjustment Layer>Photo Filter (a warming filter) to add more gold tones to the brass on the door. A black border was also added using the Crop Tool. Yes, the Crop Tool!
Here's How to Add a Border with the Crop Tool:
1. Choose the color you want for the border around your and make it your background color at the bottom left of your tool bar
2. Select your crop tool
3. With your mouse sweep across the photo from outside the upper left corner down to just outside of the lower right corner. The cropping lines will automatically cling to all the borders of your image. DO NOT CLICK THE GREEN 'COMMIT' CHECK MARK YET.
4. Using the bounding boxes on the corners of the crop tool lines, pull them out from where they cling to the image, to the size you would like your border/frame to be. I just eyeball it to get the border on all four sides to look equal. Sometimes this takes a little time, especially if you are trying for a narrow border. When you are finished this step, the crop tool lines will be hovering equally beyond all four sides of your image. When finished this will be your border. If you want to adjust the size, do so now.
5. If you want the crop line to move in small pixel increments, click on the bounding box and use the arrow keys on your keyboard (the arrow that would pull in the direction you want to move). The arrow keys allow you to move the line in much smaller increments than your mouse.
6. Once satisfied with the size of the border you have created, click on the green check mark to commit your edits and your border should 'magically' appear in the color you designated for your background color.
For next week's edition of Photo Art Friday
let's feature an image that has some connection to the number 3/three. Be as creative with that suggestion as you wish! Remember, the on-going challenge with PAF is that the image that you link up should be a piece of photo-art.
Okay, mes amis, now it is your turn to link up your photo-art. Can't wait to see what you bring to our gallery this week!
Since I have decided I must concentrate a bit more on my art this year, I will not comment on each piece of photo art linked up. I will definitely click on each link and enjoy all of your submissions. Random comments will be made. :)
Know how deeply grateful I am for each and every piece of artwork you choose to share here.