Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Honorable Mention

I entered both photos in a New Rochelle Art Show I received an Honorable Mention
 ribbon.  I found out yesterday that I would have received an award if I had displayed
 it in a larger mat & frame.  The Photos are 8X10 & frame was 11X14.  So next time,
 I know better.  They are on display at the New Rochelle Public Library now thru
 mid October, if anyone is interested(Library hours only)
Can you guess which one won?


Blue Eyes

Monday, June 18, 2007

Still life- more bottles

I took more photos of bottles this weekend.  This time I used a tripod & long, slow
 shutter speed, to keep every in focus.  Then I played in photoshop with the layers &
 Blending modes.  Here are the results~
First one I used the Linear burn mode, the second, I used the lighten mode & the last
 one I used the color burn mode.
This is the original......untouched, except to reduce

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Framing Tutorial

There are many ways to frame you photo.  This is how I do it.  I use the canvas resize
 option.  Nancy asked me how I frame my photos, this is one way.
I use Photoshop CS but this was done in Photoshop Elements for Nancy

1. Open an image that you want to frame.

In your tool palette make sure you have the color you want in the Background as
 your border. In this case I will start off with white as the inside border & the outside
 border will be red.

Make sure you start with the size that you want to post.  By going to image/resize
once you have the size, now with the color selected in the background on the tool palette. I am using WHITE. 

2. Go Image/resize/canvas size increase the number by the size of the trim you want.
example width is 5.931 & Height is 3.931  So I just increase this a little for a thin line framing the photo, to width 6.031 & H- 4.031 hit OK

3. Now, I change the background color to red for the larger border.
go to image/resize/canvas size & increase numbers from W-6.028 H- 4.028
to W-6.328 & H- 4.328 HIT OK

email me if you have any questions, my alerts have not been working.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Grunge Effect tutorial

Dubtastic is a great site for grunge effects.  You may find brushes here.  There also
 might be tutorials.  Explore this site.  There is also another site
You will find many vbrushes here & tutorials on how to make a vbrush.  This site is
 down at the moment, but you can try it later or tomorrow.  All the steps below I used
 different blending modes, so you will have the play, until you find the look you want.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Painting in Photoshop

Using Photoshop & The Photoshop 6 WOW Book I created a painting from a photo.
Will add another to my Photographs & Memories Journal.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

My new project

As many of you have noticed I've been trying new ways to present an image.  Below
 shows the 2 images I used to create the last image.  The 2nd is my image & the 1st
I snagged off the internet to create a grunge effect.  My final image is formed using
 layers & blending modes in Photoshop.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Baby photo

Playing again with layers & blending modes.
Photo of my mother in the mid 30's.

Sunday, February 4, 2007


I've worked on this on & off since the summer.  Same subject different seasons.  I'd like your opinion on this image, I tend to favor #1, but tried the sepia effect on the same image, just thought the color was better.