Caturday Art: Uninspired

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CA 2-21-15 originalWhen mom got up this morning, she told me she had absolutely no idea what she was going to do for Caturday Art and even less inspiration. Do you have days like that?

Anyway, she sat down at the computer and started looking at photos. She pulled up a photo and tried a few things with it but didn’t like it so she tried another. No luck with it either. “Boring,” she said. Finally she found this photo and thought maybe she could do something interesting with it.

  • As always, in Photoshop Elements, she created a duplicate layer, preserving the original for future duplicate layers. She used the posterize filter on the first layer. Since so much of the photo is black, it didn’t do much except kind of give a water color effect to the sky.
  • On another layer, she used the glowing edges filter which added all the white to the trees. She moved this layer behind the posterize layer and set the posterized layer to 65% to let some of the glowing edges layer through.
  • Next, on another layer, she selected all the solid black areas and cut out everything else. She then used the emboss filter on this layer.
  • Then she added four more layers, increasing the canvass size each time, and filling the layers with colors from the photo.

CA 2-21-15 copyShe wasn’t especially thrilled with the “muddiness,” as she called it, of the embossed layer but decided to leave it. As she turned layers off to get to the original photo to save it, she did kind of like what happened.

CA 2-21-15 embossed
CA 2-21-15 embossed green
CA 2-21-15 embossed pink

Hope you have an inspired day!

Christy Paws

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18 Responses to Caturday Art: Uninspired

  1. Julie says:

    Thank you for joining Feline Art Friday.

  2. Pawtastick effect of yur foto Christy! Wee luv thee black n silver one thee best…LadyMumm sayss thee reddish one lookss like a copper tooled pickyture.
    Yur Mumma iss berry creeative!
    ***paw kissess*** Siddhartha Henry an LadyMum <3 <3

  3. Sometimes inspiration only happens by mistake! MOL Very clever art 🙂

  4. Love it! So creative.

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  5. ooooh! We really like the one with the black background.

  6. Clooney says:

    We really love it, you are very talented in your creations.

  7. Cathy Keisha says:

    I love all those images! Your Mom has so much talent. I’m not really thrilled with ours today.

  8. Bev Green says:

    Pretty darn fancy for uninspired sweetie! loves Fozziemum xxx

  9. The original is lovely but experimenting pays off. Love the pink and gray version.

  10. Ellen Pilch says:

    WOW- your Mom goes all out with the filters and art work. Great job!

  11. Your mom is SO creative with your artwork…I love it!

  12. For being uninspired, your mom sure came up with something good! Happy Caturday!

  13. Noodle says:

    You are great with photoshop!
    Great artwork!

    Noodle and crew

  14. Luv da foto. Yous faw more talented than ow mommy.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  15. Summer says:

    I love these effects – and the original!

  16. Mariodacat says:

    You are really good with photoshop. Wehave photoshop elements 10 and M finds it very hard to use and understand directions. We love all of your pictures. Good job.

  17. Kitties Blue says:

    If that is what your mommy can do without inspiration, our mom is mighty impressed. We think the final art piece is absolutely beautiful. Please join us Sunday for our selfies blog hop. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  18. Your Mom could have framed the original it is so pretty! We like what she did with it though 🙂

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