Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Photoshop filters



This is the scanned image.




I applied the watercolour paper filter and ended up with this.




This uses the note pad filter.




And this one's the photocopy filter


I've been playing around with some photo shop filters on a scanned image of some of my decorated papers. The papers are typical of the ones I sell on my etsy store. I scanned them into Photoshop and created a patchwork, then added filters to create these images. It's amazing what an individual filter can do. I use Photoshop everyday in my work, but very rarely get time to just play.

26 comments:

kate said...

Fun stuff! Your original scanned papers just pop right off the page. They really woke me up this morning!

Judy Wise said...

hee hee. I'm always playing with my filters too. BTW, I used some of your beautiful paper in the mixed media book I made over the weekend and thought of you. So pretty and so unlike what I do. I love it that we are all different, even when we do the 'same' things. xo

Jo Horswill said...

It's good to play...and when you get this sort of great stuff happening, it's even better...

"Art is both creation and recreation. Of the two ideas, I think art as recreation or as sheer play of the human spirit is more important."
-Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living, 1937

Vanessa said...

Wow, that is so cool! I really had no idea you could do that kind of thing with Photoshop! Maybe I need that for Christmas...hmmmmmmmmm

artbeth67 said...

Very fun! Beautiful colors!

Alison Gibbs said...

What great looks using Photoshop. I bought Photoshop Elements 6 and still haven't had time to learn how to use it. maybe you need to do a workshop on photoshop too!! Love to try and find the time to do one of your classes
Alison

Sandra said...

Hi Ro: thanks for sharing these beautiful scans. have your wonderful papers and have not brought myself to use or cut into them :( yet they are just waiting for the "right" moment : ) love, love, these pic's : )
Love & Blessings, Sandra in AZ

Heather, paperfollies.typepad.com said...

wow...if that's just play, then I want to play too! Bee-u-ti-ful! Yum!

Sam Marshall said...

Wow- cool effects!

Robyn said...

It's quite amazing how many effects you can get. Your papers are divine, Ro.

katie said...

these filters look like so much fun - all the things you can do with one image, amazing! i'm inspired, thank you!
xo katie

Marilyn Rock said...

Absolutely fantastic!

willow said...

You have such a beautiful blog! Thanks for stopping by my place today! :)

rivergardenstudio said...

Your papers are wonderful, in each example, and all so different! What paper do you print your images on? As usual, your colors are brilliant but your black and whites are lovely too. Roxanne

Janine said...

These are just fabulous Ro! Just wish there was more time in the day to play with photoshop!

Debbi Baker said...

They look awesome Ro! So vibrant too (of course!)

Maria said...

They look great, Ro! What a great tool to 'spark' ideas for paintings (I'll have to get photoshop!)
Thanks for your comments on my site :-)

Karen Cole said...

You have been a busy girl, indeed!!

Wish I knew how to better use photoshop. One of these days....or weeks, since it takes me forever to learn anything on the computer, I'll dedicate some time......or take a class. I feel ridiculously stupid that at this point I still am pretty clueless.

It's terrific what you did and how you have presented it here.

Congrats on the show BTW....the two of you will really compliment each other in a gallery together. V

Megan P said...

I am seriously impressed Ro - these are wonderful. Even with the time I am way too scared to play with photoshop!

Steph said...

Isn't it fun to play with photoshop ? I love what you did with the filters!

Jackie said...

Oh no! Lovely stuff.
More to make me spend even more time on the computer!

notmassproduced said...

oh how i wish i had photoshop! your work is fab. thanks for the comment on my blog:o)

Jen Crossley said...

Awesome as always Ro the mind boggles if you had more time to play, what you would come up with!!
Jen

Abby Creek Art said...

Don'tcha just love Photoshop filters? I could play with them forever!

grrl+dog said...

mmm.. Your papers are inspiring... its damn cold here in Sydney too, and I have the heater on, the tv for white noise and now I cam mess with photoshop.. good for you to be able to play after using the comp all day at work.

kathywas said...

I've been wanting to learn Photoshop, so this filter display was an interesting lesson on some of the cool things that one can do. Thanks for sharing!