It’s ALL about the texture

Playing some more on the 40 day creativity experiment and then onto photoshop pse9.  Playing with texture, both in collage and in photo editing.  Trying to get my head around learning some of this technology.  Mostly it doesn’t, but I keep trying anyway.  One of these days a eureka moment will occur and some new layer style will begin to make sense.  Just a free, loose experimentation with no outcomes.

original piece of the 40 day creativity experiment

Accented edges

Cut Out

Here is another image from icad days…

Fluorescent Chalk effect

Some zigging and some zagging

I really like the way the icad piece turned out.  The fluorescent chalk and zig zag effects have potential for lots of things. How about a wind/watercolor profile pic with full saturation.  Doesn’t look much like me does it, but it has potential for some digital collage. Weird wild and wacky. Can we say alien forest?

Wind Watercolor and Saturated

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17 Responses to “It’s ALL about the texture”

  1. Janet Ghio August 29, 2012 at 6:45 pm #

    I like that chalk effect.

  2. Julie August 29, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

    Definitely alien forest I would say……and what about that eye!!! Interesting icad effects.

  3. jan August 29, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

    Interesting effects. It looks like you took the gun to it, maybe the shotgun, ha ha, putting those holes in the upper pictures. It is fun watching your progress.

  4. Pamela August 29, 2012 at 9:28 pm #

    Very nice! And I got my postcard today too.

  5. deb August 29, 2012 at 9:53 pm #

    Very nice Corrine! I’m partial to the Wind Watercolor myself. 🙂 Received your postcard yesterday! Thanks so much! You’ve kind a got me hooked on postcards. I’m working on one now. Hugs! deb

  6. Carolyn Dube August 29, 2012 at 11:19 pm #

    These are so wonderfully loose and fun! What great play and experimentation!

  7. annie! August 30, 2012 at 1:47 am #

    It looks more like a crowd of people to me! The computer is a pretty awesome tool. One of these days, I’ll do more with it than read fabulous blogs.

  8. Chris August 30, 2012 at 3:03 am #

    Wow. These colors just knock me out. I love the first three. THEN, I loved the next two, THEN, that forest? So awesome! I have slacked on my PSE practice, but even your work without it pops and is filled with color.

  9. Angela August 30, 2012 at 3:13 am #

    Awesome work! I Have adobe elements! It is hard! It’s also fun! I know you’ll have your eureka and I can’t wait to see what more you create with it!

  10. Anni August 30, 2012 at 9:12 am #

    Oh Corrine there is definitely a alien hidden in the forrest, I can see an eye in the purple part, great colors, and great effect with the zig zag, your texture pieces has great colors too.

  11. lyle baxter August 30, 2012 at 11:09 am #

    I like where you are going! did you notice that the binding on your pad of cards makes a good looking edge?

  12. iHanna August 30, 2012 at 11:34 am #

    I think it’s interesting seeing the original and how it turned out in the computer, and how fun to play and save different versions like that. The do look great together.

  13. Lisa Graham August 30, 2012 at 1:59 pm #

    Alien forest…funny! I was thinking it looked like those old reel to reel projector films that used to get caught up and looked hot and melted. Remember those?

  14. Kim Andersen August 30, 2012 at 3:00 pm #

    I like the 40 day with the accented edges the best. I know you’re not polling us, but I love how the edges have a liquified definition. Cool stuff. I never thought to play some more with art pieces in photo shop. Wild weird wacky. Sounds right up your alley 🙂

  15. Bleubeard and Elizabeth August 30, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

    They are all great, even though I like the original 40 day piece best. Of course, I loved what you did with the ICAD. Those were superb. I like how you experiment in PS. I’ve had PS since 2000 (not Elements) and still don’t know how to use it. Go figure.

  16. Terrie -Creative Explorer August 30, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

    I love playing in PSE but I’ve only done it with my photos – I can’t believe I haven’t tried it with my artwork yet – and layering my artwork with my photos …. now there’s a real possibility. It’s nice to take a break from paint and explore your art in a different medium – they look excellent, some kinda subtle and then wham – that great ‘forest’.

  17. jill eudaly September 2, 2012 at 12:36 pm #

    I like the deep colors in the first photo. photo editing..I feel your pain. I have a plan, today I’ll have my laptop at doing tutorials and another computer open in Photoshop…wish me luck!

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