Welcome, friends, to Photo Art Friday.
First of all, did you pick up your free textures this week? If not, they are waiting for you here.
Our virtual photo art gallery opens for early birds every Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. EDT. You are invited to link up art you have created from your photographs. Each week you can post any art piece that pleases you or you can post a piece of photo art based on the weekly prompt. More general guidelines are available by clicking on the tab under my header.
The challenge/prompt this week, if you choose to take it, is that your art contain "bokeh". If you are not sure what bokeh is, you can revisit the prompt and find an explanation here.
Peonies are blooming in profusion in my garden right now. Here are a few photographs and some derivative artwork that feature white peonies and bokeh.
Photograph sharpened and processed with a Levels Adjustment to increase white values
Sharpened - Levels Adjustment - Poster Edges (Layer Mask to remove poster edges off bokeh)
Same treatment as above with extra definition from two more sharpening edits
Same as above then Filter>Stylize>Find Edges - Blended in Exclusion at 100% -
Filter>Stylize>Diffuse - RadLab stylets of Divine Light and Clarify (reduced opacity of both)
Yes, the bokeh, while still there, is basically ruined, but I love the transparency and light the editing created on some of the petals.
Next week you are welcome to link up any piece of your photo art you choose
you can link up a piece of art edited to black and white