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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Art Creations Friday, meet iPhone

Yesterday I downloaded the Art Creations Friday challenge image, a gorgeous texture. Today I took a few pictures of Tippi with my new iPhone. And this afternoon I decided to combine the challenge image with one of those iPhone images; results, above.

The technique was not complicated. First, I squared off the photograph of Tippi, then made some curves adjustments, lightened the photo and boosted the contrast. I then made some additional colour adjustments, just minor ones, using the Color Balance command. Next, I applied the Pioneer Woman's Vintage action and brought the opacity of that down to 80 percent. I then placed the ACF texture on top and chose the Saturation blending mode at 100 percent. Lastly, I merged the layers together and used a clipping mask I found online (unfortunately, I don't remember where) to soften the edges and round out the corners.

I have been under the weather for the past couple of days; possibly a mild case of food poisoning although I suspect a glass of merlot I had Wednesday night is the true culprit. Today is better although not yet normal; it was good to have enough energy/concentration to get in some photoshopping!

10 comments:

Femmy said...

what a cute dog!!! great picture!!

Yvonne said...

Superb pic!

Lost Aussie said...

Hope you feel better soon. The image of Tippy is lovely.

Faye said...

Tippi is adorable and is a wonderful addition to the ACF background. You made a beautiful digital piece. Hope you are feeling ok again. I don't think merlot would still have an effect 3 days later. Must be something else.

Shelle said...

great headshot!

Yvonne said...

What a lovely dog, wonderful picture!

Sandy said...

Oh wow so darling dog.
Absolutely great.

vintage wil said...

What a lovely dog!!!!!

Hermine said...

That looks great!

Lucy said...

Sweet pup, great way to use the background!

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