Photoshop Journey #10…
I made a promise to myself last week that I would tackle something different on my Photoshop Journey this week. Something using a photo.
I need to take a break from creating something from nothing in Photoshop. Time to try something new. I plan to do something with a photo next time. Not exactly sure what I’ll be doing but it will probably drive me crazy… looking forward to it.
While the project didn’t really drive me crazy, I did use a photo. This particular shot was taken in Guelph, Ontario at the MacDonald Stewart Art Centre. While I’ve never actually been in the gallery, I have been outside on the grounds many times. The photo above was a closeup of one the several pieces of artwork dotting the landscape.
The photo is original, no touchups at all… none.
What I did do was create an Art Paper effect using several layers then blending them with the original photo. The idea was loosely based on a video tutorial by Gavin Hoey. The video is called Create “Art Paper” in Photoshop.
Here are the steps I took:
- Select a suitable photo. The tutorial suggested one with not too much texture. I broke that rule
- Adjust size of photo to 4000 pixels on it’s long edge
- Create a new layer, fill it with white
- Add several filters and effects from the Filter Gallery; noise, halftone pattern, sprayed strokes and finally fibers
- Duplicate the above layer, rotate it, add another fiber effect and merge with previous layer
- Finally, set the blend mode to Overlay and voila… this weeks journey is complete
This wasn’t a huge challenge but was one involving a photo. I always liked this particular photo and it was fun playing around with it. Next week, I’ll stick to the photo theme but try doing something a little more time consuming.