Monday, August 15, 2011

Playing with Textures & Layers

 I was as looking through all my photos and decided it was time to share some of my favorites with you again. I'll be doing that from time to time. Once again I'm in the mood to play with textures and layers. I still have so much to learn in this department but I'll get there.

This first photo is an owl statue we saw at Brookfield Zoo. As many of you know, I love owls, so naturally this is one of my favorites. For those of you who don't know how I started with my owl fascination, just click HERE or you can scroll to the bottom of the page and see the little video I have of our rehab owl Howard.

This next picture is the lighthouse in St. Joseph, Michigan. Brian and I like to take the 30 minute drive there a few times a year. It's a great place to get out and walk around. There's a charming little downtown with old and new buildings, and the lakefront is just beautiful! I really like the layer I used in this picture. I think it's my favorite.

Below is a hiking trail at Ludington State Park. Brian has family near there and we like to stop for some exercise when we are there. I just loved this trail with the dried up pine needles on the ground and the tree roots exposed. Just beautiful!

If anyone knows their way around PhotoShop, I suggest stopping by this great blog I just found! It's called ShadowHouse Creations and this guy is so talented and so generous to share his work with us. He also has some super helpful tutorials so you can learn how to turn your photos into artwork.

14 comments:

  1. The tree roots are awesome! Looks like a special effect!

    Have a great day!

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  2. I love playing around in photoshop! Your pictures are great and thanks for the link!

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  3. I love Photoshop! I think that your pictures are awesome. Thanks so very much for sharing the link. Have a wonderful Monday!

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  4. I love lighthouses (you know that!) and this is a great shot. I really love the way those tree roots are exposed. That is so beautiful. I can see why you love going there!

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  5. Those are great pictures!! Photoshop is so much fun!

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  6. Great photos! Improving my photoshop skills is definitely on my to-do list so thanks for that recommendation. I'll check out his blog!

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  7. Love that pic of the lighthouse--I'll have to check that site out, too!

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  9. You have been playing in textures haven't you? :) they look great and I love the lighthouse. I've managed to collect quite a few of Jerry's textures and don't even bother with using any of the others I've gotten from other sites. I love his work

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  10. I love the photo with the tree roots!

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  11. These are great! I especially love the tree and roots!! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  12. I love owls and lighthouses too! Also the textures and layers look great. I need to play around more with photo editing. Somehow that always gets put down toward the bottom of my 'to do' list, and I never get that far down ;)

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  13. Wow, I really like for photo of the forest!

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