Thursday, November 22, 2012
Photo Art Friday, November 23rd, 24th
Greetings Everyone! Hope all our American participants are having a very happy and safe Thanksgiving.
It's time to ready your photo-art and link it up to be viewed in our virtual showcase.
As always, you can link up any piece of artwork you choose, or
you can link up a piece using our optional theme or challenge.
This week's challenge is to create a piece of photo-art that incorporates the pdpa texture 'Signed & Sealed'. (You can download the texture for free in this post.)
Here are three images that I have married with the pdpa Signed & Sealed texture. Hope you like them.
This texture is a powerful one and thus not suited for every image (as I'm sure you discovered!). But that is part of the fun of the challenge - to find the image that is the right candidate for the texture, or the right texture for an image. If you are following the challenge, it will be the former!
Next week there is only one option for the images you will link up to our virtual showcase:
Imagine that you are preparing a coffee table photo book to give as a holiday gift to friends and family. Go through your archives and choose the piece of photo-ART you love enough that you would put on it the cover of the book. Then link-up that special piece to Photo Art Friday.
In other words, link up your favorite or one of your very favorite pieces of photo-art. Oh my ... the decisions that will have to be made! :)
BTW, if you go to the trouble to comb through your photo-art archives searching out your favorite pieces, why not place them in a separate file or folder ... and then ... why not actually make a book that features your best pieces from 2012?
There are many sites where you can upload your digitally-edited images, design your own photo-book (with or without commentary) and have them print and ship it to you. Some sites that I can think of off of the top of my head are Photobucket, Shutterfly, Snapfish, etc.
Some of you are already experienced with making photo books, I'm sure. If you have tips or would like to recommend a great book-making site please include them with your comments.
NOTE: Next week will be the last Photo Art Friday for 2012. PAF will start up again the first Friday in 2013 which is January 4th.