Some of you know that I’m working my way through Sebastian Michaels Photoshop Artistry Online course and thoroughly enjoying it. I’ve had fun learning to create art using my own photos, usually the photos that are not the best, and making something special from them.
I use Photoshop Elements for my photo artistry and have learned so much from the course. Love using the layers and collecting my own grunge textures to use for my creations. I’ve also used photos of some of my paintings as a starting point.
Using my smart phone or tablet with the already installed photo editing program seemed quite limited with possibilities, so I’ve searched for a photo editing program that had multiple artistic options in one app. I found the PicsArt app and am enjoying it on my phone and tablet. We found out that it is available for I Pad also and I have Maggie enjoying it too. Now I can be photo-artistic on the go.
Blending modes, layers, layer masks, desaturation, brushes… It’s the language that I’m learning and techniques that I’m learning to use in my Photoshop Artistry course. And so much fun. This course is excellent and contains so much information. And he give us homework!! Of course that just means that I get to play with the techniques with my own photographs,… or sometime some of my husband’s or sister’s photos.
This is one of my “creations” using photos that my sister took on vacation. Originally the cat and shutters were not there.
And here’s a photo creation using a photo of my cat.
While I was
playing working from home the last couple of snow days, the cats and I have had fun with some photo art. At least I had fun. The cats mostly slept through the fun. My actual camera was at the studio so I was ,or was it elevated, to taking photos with my Samsung S4. Who knew I could do so much fun stuff with my phone’s camera and editor. Well here they are. I’m ready to do some more of this photo art.
Did someone call me?