Friday, April 29, 2011

Dreamscapes . . . My First Digital Collage!!


I have been sharing my new addiction to texturing photos and now I have taken it a step further. I wanted to share some digital collage. The above image was my first attempt using 3 of my own photos. I used a beach sunset image, butterfly image, and a lake image. Then I added the text on top. I layered the images and played around with opacity, hue, and saturation.

For this one I used 3 images again. My chrysler building photo, my butterfly, and an image of some trees.

On this one I used some texture as well as 2 of my own photos. One was of a lake and some tree branches. I like what the texture does for this image.

These I did through trial and error as I don't really know what I am doing yet! I did mostly layering of the images similar to how I learned to add the texture. I am reading one of Susan Tuttle's books Digital Expressions which is great so far. If you are interested in learning about digital art using photoshop elements than I highly recommend it!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!! xo

11 comments:

  1. All of these ara just fabulous!

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  2. Cathy these are all beautiful, the more you look the more you see in them. In the top one the butterfly's head almost looks like it could be a tall ship in the distance (use your imagination). I Love the way these turned out and as you know I am a big fan of black and white, these will all look wonderful framed.

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  3. wow.....truly magnificent!! i'm so glad you're having so much fun with this.......it shows in your artwork!! xox

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  4. They are truly beautiful Cathy! I agree with Marlene...the more you look the more you see. Lovely. I just got photoshop elements and really like it so far. Off to go look for that book. Happy weekend to you. :)

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  5. These are lovely and they still look like *you*! (sometimes digital work loses personality; this did not at all)
    Glad to see you're progressing so well with these!

    XXOO~~
    Anne

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  6. These are really beautiful! The last one is so atmospheric - gorgeous!

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  7. Cathy, these are just great. Looks like a lot of fun. I don't know anything about digital expressions, but this really sounds like a lot of fun. Great job! Have a great weekend.

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  8. Cathy, I love these, they are beautiful! I have Susan's book and I got Photoshop Elements for Christmas, but the school year is so busy, I have yet to get to either of them! You have inspired me to make some time- somehow!

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  9. You are really creating beautiful art these days!

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  10. Hi Cathy
    I love these collages.. beautiful.. the middle is my favourite.. I've got a similar shot of a city street here in Sydney..with winter branches looking up to the sky.. something wonderful about branches and city buildings..

    Thanks for stopping by my way... ciao xxx Julie

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