Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Texture Tuesday

My poor neglected blog...I have left it untended since the spring. Time seems to fly by at warp speed especially in the summertime!
Fortunately I have been busy creating. But today is not about my many pieces of fiber art that I have been steadily working on this summer. Today is about my other passion-photography & photoshop.I haven't played along with Kim Klassen's TT group in quite a while.
So here's today's results of playing with textures and layers and filters:
This is the ferris wheel at Navy Pier in Chicago.
I finally rode it for the first time back in July. Took lots of photos of the wheel and of the city while riding it.
First I posterized the photo. Played with hue & saturation. Added another photo I took at the Museum of Science & Industry the same day which was a reflection of water ripples. I flipped the rippled photo and adjusted the opacity to mimic the circular ferris wheel. Then I added Kim's 'touch of warm overlay' texture and adjusted opacity.
I think I may be playing with the ferris wheel photo some more. This was fun!




Below is another shot of the ferris wheel taken from the architectural river cruise that we finally went on back in July also.
With this view I also posterized it and then used sprayed strokes to give it a more painterly touch.
Played with hue & saturation. Layered Kim's same 'touch of warm overlay' texture and played with opacity to smooth it out.                                                                                                                          
Then added Kim's 'February magic edges' texture and adjusted opacity. Love the colors and the grid pattern of the buildings really 'POP' with this treatment. I can see a quilt made from this photo













                                                                                                             
To the left is the clocktower on the Wrigley building. I took this with my zoom lens from the Terrace at Trump Tower.
For this effect I solarized it first, then added glowing edges. Layered it with Kim's 'reservettvframe' texture x two at different opacities.
I'm loving this one! I'm thinking I can do something with this on Spoonflower OR make my own version in a quilted/stitched piece of fiber art!
















Lots of relaxing computer fun today! I have so many photos that I want to play with I think I'll just have to make a committment to Kim's Texture Tuesday every week. Not only is it a great way to learn more about photoshop but it also gives you ideas for other types of artwork! Possibilities are limitless...

Hope to post more of my creations soon!

Until then~ live your life creatively~
Cathy

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