For Extra Credit #4 – Oil Painting

So my Photoshop class is going great and this week we learned to fix images.  We took an old photograph that was cracked and torn and made it whole again.  It’s really cool stuff!

I’ve been taking old photos and playing with them using some of the new tricks learned in class.  My favorite thing I’ve learned so far is painting on photographs.  Here’s a photo I took of some birds in the surf several months ago along with the painted image.  The difference is pretty subtle but the painted image has more of a calming effect than the original picture.  


Original photo


Painted image

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For Extra Credit #2

I’m babysitting this week and taking pictures of my grandson off and on all day.  While he’s napping, I’m going through those pictures and also playing with old photos to practice what I’ve learned in photoshop class.

First up is the original shot….


I then tried “painting” it but wanted to use more colors….


I didn’t like my “painting” (I don’t think you can really call it painting though and I didn’t like staying inside the lines) so I erased it all and tried something different.


So now it bears no resemblance to the original but I like it.


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It’s Never Too Late to Learn

I use Lightroom for editing but wanted to learn how to use Photoshop for other projects so I’m taking a photoshop class on line and I wanted to share some of the things I’ve learned so far.  (I took a 6-week Photoshop class a couple of years ago but you know how it is when you don’t use it…you lose it.)

Here are some abstract images using brushes and gradients (which are absolutely amazing!  Remember the Kaleidoscopes when we were kids?)

And here’s a before and after where I painted my photo.  

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Pretty cool stuff!

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