Here we go again with texture. And you know what? I am finally starting to figure out some stuff; when I finally get Elements loaded and start playing, at least I’m going to know where the playground is! Really, I feel like at least a few things are falling into place in terms of understanding the tools and methods to get things accomplished. I used Microsoft Digital Image Suite to edit Angie’s beautiful picture, and while I haven’t yet figured out how to upload custom textures, I still was able to find a couple of fun things in there. I’ve learned how to use the edge finder tool, and how to then mark off the background area and use the filters to add background texture. I did two edits; a color one with a sort of bokeh-ish look, and a black and white with torn edges and a little “old paper” texture. And I had fun.. and now I want to play some more! Thanks again, Amy and Angie, for continuing to stretch us and get us to try new things. This old dog is finding out that she LIKES learning new tricks!
First, here’s the original and beautiful photo, taken by Angie:
Next is the color edit:
and the black and white:
Head over to I Heart Faces and check out the many beautiful and creative edits done by contributors and the other folks who linked up. You just might learn a thing or two; I know I did!