Friday, September 11, 2009
bill snapped this photo of me hanging out in downtown dayton last weekend. i loved how i was standing on creativity; it seemed like a perfect expression of how i'm trying to live my life these days.
i continue to teach myself how to use photoshop. tonight i challenged myself to start mastering laying two photos on top of each other. it really is quite easy to do. the art is in selecting two photos that complement and coordinate each other. here vintage sheet music is layered over robin's eggs in a nest.
i titled this one "conflicted downtown dayton". it is a combination of a dramatic cloudy shot of a highway overpass and a blurred image of a woods taken from a moving vehicle.
this is the first one i did tonight and my favorite by far. a yellow hollyhock is layered with a field of dried weeds, mostly queen anne's lace. i just adore all the texture and subtle scratched or etched look the dried weeds give to the flower.
starting tomorrow my eye will be looking for shots to use as textures and backgrounds. some ideas i have are rocks, bricks, old pavers in historic areas, sidewalks, fences and of course clouds. i hope to build a library that can be quickly pulled and used in a variety of ways.
do any of you have tricks or tips on textures, layers or backgrounds? i welcome any feedback or suggestions.
Posted by julie king at 3:04 PM