Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Looking Down The Chipmunk Hole


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Today's photo is a silly bit of Photoshop play.  I took a photo of this little guy's hole, where he's been taking all of the peanuts that he comes and gets from my hand when he climbs up on my lap.  Using Photoshop, I played around with the blend mode, changing it to 'exclusion', to get all of these fun colours.  I especially like the wonderful blue lines which are little tree roots.  I then took a photo of the chipmunk and cut out the selection I wanted so that I could have it coming up out of the hole.  I then added a layer of Kim Klassen's texture, kk_peacetexture, at softlight 100%, which brightened the whole thing up a bit.   


40 comments:

  1. Very nice. Hope i have the time to learn to use photoshop:)

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    1. Thanks Joy. If you're not familiar with Kim Klassen, check out her site. She teaches some great classes that I have used to learn just about everything I know about using Photoshop.

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  2. Cute little critter. He's getting his winter supply thanks to you! Cool PS work! xx Kathy

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    1. Thanks Kathy. As you know, he's become quite a pet.

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  3. What a fun picture! I really like it.

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    1. Thanks Elise. It's really fun to be able to have these little guys visit and let me pat them.

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  4. I love this! In the thumbnail in the group it almost looked like the little squirrel was surrounded by a bouquet of flowers...well, it was a bouquet of color!

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    1. Thanks Cindy. I do like the fun colours that resulted from the blend mode I used.

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  5. I like your improved version better than the real thing. :)

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    1. Thanks Daniel. It's hard to see the beauty in the dirt and a hole in the ground. LOL

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  6. This is so fun Creative processing.

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    1. Thank you Marilyn. This little fellow is fun inspiration to play with.

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    1. Thanks Tamar. It's silly but it was fun.

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  8. I did not know that chipmunks lived in holes. I learned something new!

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    1. Yes, and hippy chipmunks live in funky colourful holes. LOL

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    1. Thank you Heather. He certainly is a fun little 'pet'.

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  10. What fun! And what a lucky chipmunk! Thanks for sharing with Photo Art Friday, Linda.

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    1. Thanks Bonnie. See you in a couple of weeks. Enjoy your break.

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    1. Thank you Maryam, and thanks for stopping by.

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  12. I can tell you were inspired today! :) Very cute little guy!

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    1. Thanks Mira. He's become a bit of a pet.

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  13. WOW!! I love this and thanks so for explaining how you did it!! I am so inspired by your play I think I will have to try a bit of your recipe!!

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    1. Thanks Currie. I'm glad you like it. Sometimes it's just fun to play and who would have ever thought that some dirt could become so colourful

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  14. The fun part of photography is getting to be creative and stretching yourself. Great job! Thanks for linking up and joining in.

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    1. Couldn't agree with you more Kim. Sometimes you just have to play. Thanks for visiting. Have a great week!

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  15. So cute! It was fun to see your before shot as well. Love all the bright colors.

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    1. Thank you! It has become quite a pet.

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