Thursday, February 2, 2012

Photo Art Friday "Surprise"


This is my first, true success with layering a texture over one of my photos.  This is supposed to be easy peasy, but it took me quite a while to figure it out using Photoshop.  I wouldn't have been able to do it at all if I hadn't used Kim Klaussen Cafe's free ten minute class (took me over an hour, but that is ME, I am not the average person when it comes to computers...)

I used Kim Klassen's "more magic" texture and a photo I took of a rose at Biltmore Estate last spring.

I have linked this to Bonnie's "Pixel Dust Photo Art Friday".  The theme was supposed to be to interpret the word "surprise".  So, Bonnie, my surprise is that I finally DID IT.  I know this is very, very basic, but it IS a beginning.

17 comments:

hannah said...

Well done you, taking the plunge so successfully.

Kaylene said...

Now that you have taken the plunge it will be addictive and you will have a lot of surprised along the way

Jeanne said...

Excellent Margaret! the more you do , the more addictive that you will find it. Sort of runaway fun art. Think you did a great job! Thank you also for stopping by my blog!

TexWisGirl said...

i like the canvasy effect. :) (i've never done photoshop or filters so you're way ahead of me!)

ceevee said...

Very nice texture processing to this image

Daniel said...

Lovely treatment to a beautiful flower.

Your passion for the arts together with your photographic talents seemingly know no boundries.

Ida said...

Way to go! - It's quite nice. You picked a perfect texture to go with the gorgeous rose photo.

Merike said...

Very lovely and peaceful combosition work of art. Every words too :)

Suzanne Carter said...

Love your image, thanks for sharing.
Blessings Suzanne

Matteo Taffuri said...

Ciao Margaret great work!!!very nice :-)

Bonnie said...

You did it!! Your special touch with photography has to happen in Photoshop too - how could it not?
So glad you shared your first textured photo with Photo Art Friday Margaret!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

How did you get the words to show up so well? Almost as if they glow! That's cool! =)

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Nice work.

Regards and best wishes

Marilyn said...

Absolutely stunning. It has taken me a number of online classes to finally figure out the Photoshop editing. Aren't Kim's classes wonderful? She really gives you quite a bit of information free and her "for fee" classes are excellent!

Mari said...

It's beautiful! I've been wanting to try this sort of thing, but haven't taken the plunge yet. You've inspired me. :)
We were at Biltmore a few years ago - it's such a gorgeous place!

kareninkenai said...

This turned out beautiful; and, I love all of the words you used. It is lovely and I want to do something like it. thanks for sharing and inspiring. visiting from PAF. karen

Ginnie said...

HA! Once the bug bites, you'll never be the same again! :) Well done, Margaret.