Thursday, May 24, 2012

Life at the Cottage

In today's lesson in Beyond Layers, Kim showed us how to play with text to create words that had a photo image showing through in them.  I decided to take it one step further and I layered the original photo over top (as you would a texture) at a 'soft light' blend mode and then bumped the opacity down a bit.  By using a layer mask and taking the 'image texture' off of the lettering, the feature word popped.  What fun!

Couldn't stop at just one...  this is a photo of my son, taken about 10 years ago.

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  1. I love your WOW effect. Very cool!!
    Stay inspired!

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    1. Thanks Michelle. It is fun isn't it! Have an artfully wonderful weekend!

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  2. Great effect and you did a great job making these letters really pop out!

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    1. Thank you Jeanne. I'm having lots of fun playing with this new found knowledge.

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  3. Linda...you just amaze me with all of your skills. I so need to come to Canada so you can teach me photoshop....WOW.....holy WOW! fabulous.

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    1. Thanks Linda. That means a lot coming from you with all of your artistic talents. BTW, if you're really interested in learning Photoshop, start by taking Kim Klassen's free Skinny Mini online course.

      http://www.kimklassencafe.com/elements-skinny-mini-ecourse

      The next session starts in July.

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    2. Oh, I forgot to mention Linda, I'll bring my laptop to our cardboard community under the bridge and I can teach you all about Photoshop then! ;o)

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  4. fantastic, haven't had a chance to try this out yet
    Carol aka traveller
    www.traveller2006.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks Carol. You'll have so much fun when you start playing with this technique. Have a great weekend!

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  5. Nicely done! Love the arrangement of the photograph with respect to the text.

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    1. Thanks Linda. I certainly had fun playing with this technique.

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  6. Linda, these are very cool photos! I can see you must be in the FIRST class of Beyond Layers. I look forward to learning this technique!!

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    1. Thanks Cherie and yes, I'm in the first group. It's a wonderfully inspiring experience. I wonder if Kim will do it again next year. Perhaps I'll ask/suggest it. :o)

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  7. How fun and very creative..I'd love to learn how to do this!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Kathy

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    1. Thanks Kathy. It's a bit addictive. LOL

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  8. ;) It is hard to stop playing, I know that - they are looking groovy? I can't find another word for it .. I love the way you done it

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    1. Thanks Mariane. I've already made a bunch more that I'll use to create greeting cards. Way too much fun!

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  9. Oh those are really cool. It would be fun to learn how to do that but alas I don't have PSE.

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    1. Thanks Ida. They are a lot of fun. Perhaps PSE is something to add to your wish list. ;O)

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  10. cool way of doing letter art. Looks great. :)

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    1. Thank you. It's a lot of fun and a bit addictive. :o) Have a great weekend!

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  11. the "wow" picture is really WOW ;) love it!!!

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    1. Thanks. This technique is so much fun to play with.

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  12. Love the WOW photo! So cool!

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    1. Thanks Pat. It was certainly fun to create it.

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  13. two creative projects here!! love the second one!!!

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    1. Thank you Robin. That's my favourite too. Have a great weekend.

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  14. WOW! So cool! The second one is my favorite, too!
    Wish you a wonderful weekend:)

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    1. Thank you Monica. Enjoy your weekend too!

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  15. WOW is right! Great editing, Linda! Thank you for sharing with Photo Art Friday.

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    1. Thanks Bonnie. Have a great weekend and we'll 'see' you next week.

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  16. Linda: I especially like your WOW image. Fabulous. What font is that? Just love it!!

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    1. Thank you Lissa. The font is called Inked God but I distorted it so that it is taller and thinner than the font actually appears. It's a fun font for this technique because it has the holes and splatter marks as part of it. I got it at Da

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    2. Oops, not sure what happened but, as I was saying I got the font at Dafont.com (free!).

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    3. I did find this font and have used it for several new applications. I love that it adds curly q's when you do all caps! Love your fiber arts too ... I used to quilt many moons ago. Even got a second place ribbon at the Arizona State Fair way back when. You've put a very nice, warm and welcoming blog here. ;->

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    4. Thanks so much Lissa. It's nice to get such wonderful feedback on my blog.

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    1. Thanks Janet. My son thinks it's fun too.

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  18. Wish I had signed up for this class. I hope she runs it again and I will take it. Great job with these images and your new skills.

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    1. Thanks Marilyn. It's not too late to sign up. Kim started a second session Apr. 16th but the classes are at your own pace and she posts twice a week, so you'd be able to either catch up or just enjoy at your own pace and be a bit behind the masses.

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  19. Thank you for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/05/show-your-stuff-26.html

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    1. My pleasure. Thanks for hosting. Have a great weekend.

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