Thursday, 31 March 2011

Textured Garden Cherub

As texturing photos with layers in Photoshop is all the rage I thought I'd have a go at it.

This is the original taken late last Summer in my garden. I fell in love with this little chap and as he was reduced in the local garden centre he came home with us.

I cropped the original and changed the colour/saturation. Then I added a few different textures (I'd already experimented with ink and charcoal on different papers and scanned them) as layers - changing the opacity on some. The edges needed that old look so I had to do that from scratch there and then making a new file that I can use again.

old photo edge (Feel free to use this if you like. You'll have to scale it.)
Why was I messing about doing this when I should have been painting? The truth is sometimes I just can't do what I think I should be doing. It's as if my hands are tied behind my back or I just plain talk myself out of it more's the point! Anyone else feel the same?