Monday, September 27, 2010

Mono Monday Plus....The Gathering 3

Hi all.  I have entries for MM and for plus this week.  First, I have a picture of my niece Alyssa.  I'm not sure who took the picture.  She was married this past weekend.  My brother posted this on his facebook and I, ahhhh borrowed it. 
 
This is the original shot.  I took it to PS and upped the contrast, and played with the levels.
 
 
Then I took it to Picnic.  I used the Holga-is feature to change it to black and white.  Then, I added a reflection frame.
 
 
 
I liked this, but wanted to give it something a little more.  I applied the circle splash effect from the sandbox, in Picnic.  This one is my favorite.  I like it because the focus is on Alyssa.
 
 
 
 
Now, my plus entry.  I had a lot of fun with this one.  Spent a few days on it.  The moon shot isn't mine.  It was taken by a friend,with his permission to use it. 
 
I found some really cool brushes and downloaded them.  The site is called brushezzy.  Hopefully, this link will work.  
 
 
And now....My dragon...
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Images and Words~~~Creature Features

It's been a while since I've had an entry, but class is over until the 4th of October.  I'll have a little more time.  That said, here's my entry.  I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone has come up with.

 

Monday, September 20, 2010

Mono Monday Plus...The Gathering 2

For the past week, I've been working on this one project.  My main goal here was to make a flame brush.  Once that was accomplished, I just began to play, try different things.  There are many layers here and I lost track of what I did where.  There are some places that I want to redo or take out, but couldn't find my way back to the layer to do it.  LOL  It's been fun, and I'll probably keep at this one, or just start over to see if I can make it better.  The design is crap, but making the brush was what was important.  I'll leave a link to the video I watched to learn how to do this.  Maybe, when I get enough nerve and time, I'll try to do a tutorial for the group.  It was a lot of fun and frustration, but I learned new things and that's what this is about.
 

 
 

Monday, September 13, 2010

Mono Monday Plus....The Gathering.

I'm so excited about this.  I love MM and I learned so much during it's run here.  Thanks to the Gator, I can do all sorts of tricks now.  And, I have so much more to learn.  This is a picture I did of my great neice KK.  Isn't she adorable?  The first one I did, was an overlay.  KK looked red in places, so using the quick mask, I went back and re-did it.  Still needs a bit of work, but I like it.

 

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Picture Perfect~~~Movie Titles

 
 
"Pretty Woman"
 
My cousin Morticia.  The heifer...LOL  She would look good in a paper sack, but I love her.  Things at work have been very hectic, so I knew I wouldn't be able to go out and shoot today.  I started browsing through my archives and I came across this.  I did look through some more, but kept coming back to this one.  I took it during our day at the beach last month.  I almost went with "Gone With the Wind".  Somewhere, I have a picture of her chasing her pink cowboy hat down the beach, from another trip we made.  She's made it a habit of losing hats when we go to the beach.  Somewhere in the deep blue,  a pink ball cap, with the words "Rebel Chic" on it, is swimming with the fishes....LOL
 
"Pretty Woman" is one of my favorite movies.  It really doesn't have that much to do with the "Cinderella" story of it.  It's the way two totally different people come together.  They compliment each other.  The two bring out the good in each other.  I always thought "Viv" was a pretty smart cookie.