Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Rue des Artistes

Hi there my lovelies - how are you?  Hope all is well in your little corner of the world.

It is quite cool here in the north.  The wind is blowing the vividly-coloured foliage off of the trees.   While it is sad to lose all that glorious colour, it does make for wonderful leaf-crunching walks on paths through the woods.

We had a little earthquake here in the early morning hours - measuring 4.5 only.  But it felt like we were sleeping right over the epi-centre when we were awakened by a loud noise and the room shaking violently!  Rather scary, to say the least.

There is a little lane in Old Montreal where artists can come and display their creations.  I love the banner above the lane and have snapped several pics of it from different angles. The above personalized piece of photo art is the result of the application of a texture and a few manipulations in PSE.

 Here is the SOC photograph.

This new texture, plucked from my new collection (unreleased as yet), was applied to the above photo after a levels adjustment and some sharpening.  The texture was blended with Difference and left at 100% opacity.   Print was added to a building and a sign using the Text Tool in PSE.  I then used my old favorite filter 'Poster Edges' to slightly distort and make the image more graphic.

If you would like to add pdpa Blue Depths texture to your texture archives, I am pleased to provide the link for you HERE.  ( "Thank yous" and links to your work using the free textures are much appreciated.  :-)

If you like the textures you download here, do check out my Texture Sets Shoppe.  The best of my work is available to you there at reasonable prices.  Two new sets that feature script have recently been added ... and they are great, if I do say so myself.

Photo Art Friday will be here before we know it.  This week's optional theme is "liquid".  

Are you preparing a piece of photo art to hang in our virtual gallery?  The doors open Thursday (tomorrow!) at 19:00 EDT.


  1. I LOVE the processing of this photo - it could be hung on a wall as a focal piece! Thank you, Bonnie, for this beautiful blue texture - I will happily add it to my collection. :)

  2. Bonnie, I LOVE what you did with that image of Montreal and the banner. It's stunning. Also, thanks so much for the texture. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

  3. Wow, that must have been quit a scare! I live near the gulf coast and hurricanes are our worst fears. The only difference is we have a little warning unlike earthquakes! Glad to hear it wasn't severe. Your photo is amazing! I love the way you added the texture and text! Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to give it a try:)

  4. I really like this edit, Bonnie. The new texture is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Love how you've placed Photo Art Friday in on the sign in Artist's row -and I look forward to hanging out in the gallery for this week's theme. See you soon - meanwhile thank you Bonnie for the texture (look forward to trialing it with a gratis link of course) Laura x

  6. Love this blue texture...gorgeous! Thanks so much

  7. Beautiful piece! I love the effect of your texture, and I also love Poster Edges! (I'm so glad you introduced me to Poster Edges!)


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