Two Cats on Marbled Glass Inspired by Valentine’s Day

Two cats on marbled glass digital art

For this week’s Caturday Art, mom had an idea for a Valentine’s Day card and wanted to learn how to use the custom shape tool in Photoshop to do it. Photoshop Elements, which is on her sick computer and no longer works, has a cut out tool that makes what she wanted to do pretty easy. It seems, though, that Adobe thinks if you use regular Photoshop, doing the same job needs to be more complicated.

So, she hopped on Mr. Google to find a tutorial. Of course, like most things, once you know how to do it, it is quite easy.

While she was tinkering with her idea for the Valentine’s Day card, she wanted to see what she could do with the shape and came up with this.

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All is Forgiven, Mom

Adopt Flower Puss -- A-Pal Humane SocietyToday is the day I would normally tell you about a wonderful kitty available for adoption through A-PAL Humane Society; however, when mom went to the Feed Barn yesterday to photo the kitties, there was only one there! What pawsome news, right? Well, there is a bit of a down side to the good news. The bad news is that the one lonely kitty who was there was Flower Puss. I told you about her a couple of weeks ago and she is still looking for her purrfect forever family. So, I would really appreciate it if you would click on her story and … Continue reading

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Off to Watch the Kitten Bowl

Mom forgot to have me do selfies yesterday and wants me to do them this morning! So sorry mom. This is the best you are going to get!

Christy's selfie before the Kitten BowlI have to go watch the Kitten Bowl! Are you going to watch? What team are you supporting? Here’s my trading card. I’ll be rooting for Boomer’s Bobcats. I had to, right? Their team color is purple.

Kitten Bowl trading cardGo team! Remember what this is all about, though. It is to educate folks about adopting while entertaining them. All of the kitties … Continue reading

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More Caturday Art Filters

Digital art photo of Christy Paws using extrude filer in Photoshop

Mom tried and tried to do something different in Photoshop for today’s Caturday Art but just couldn’t come up with anything she liked. She said the creative juices just weren’t flowing. Finally, she decided to just use a beautiful photo of me and see what she could do with it with art filters.

Here’s the original photo.

Original photo of Christy used for digital Caturday art projectShe used the Stylize/Extrude filter with its default settings for this effect . She made a few adjustments to the settings of the Render/Picture frame filter to change the size of the frame before adding.

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The Birth of an Adventure Cat

Enjoying the ride around Petco in the shopping cart

As you may know, mom will be attending her second BlogPaws conference in June. Last year, even though she had planned to take me, she ended up going by herself. My harness training just didn’t go as planned!

For this year’s conference, she really wants me to go with her so she had planned to work diligently on my harness training and getting me out in public. So far, the weather has put a damper on that. It has been raining almost steadily since Christmas. Mom says rain won’t make me melt but she wants my trips out to be pleasant.

On Monday, mom got out the treats and I ran through my tricks a couple of times, so far sit, high five and up. Then the harness went on. No problem. We do this often.

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Adopt Buddy — A-PAL Humane Society

Adopt Buddy -- Available through A-PAL Humane Society, Jackson, CAI wish that Buddy’s story was unique but it’s not. He is an owner surrender. That’s a sad situation but we don’t judge because you never know what was happening in his family to cause him to be relinquished. All that matters now is that he is safe with A-PAL Humane Society.

Buddy has actually had an adopter since his arrival at A-PAL but the adopter lived out of the area. A pilot was going to fly him to his new home but that kept falling through so he is once again available for adoption.

Buddy is a handsome, 6-year-old, long-haired, tabby, and just look at those amazing whiskers! He is very laid-back, sweet and … Continue reading

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A Sunday Selfie with Ocean

Ocean was so sweet to mom the other night, she told him he could do this week’s Sunday selfie. Of the three of us, he spends the least time with her. Most of the time, when he does try to cuddle with her, he wants to make biscuits all the time and give her little love biteys when she pets him. For some reason, she doesn’t appreciate this and makes him get down. The other night, though, he carefully climbed up in the chair, pawed her shoulder and laid his head down. No kneading and no biting! This made mom smile so it made me happy to have Ocean do the selfies. Notice I’m even letting him touch me!

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Not all Photo Apps are Created Equal

Mom thought she had a great idea for today’s Caturday Art. Since she has several photo apps, she thought she would take the same photo into each app, apply the same effect and compare them.

First, she took this adorable photo of me (she could have at least told me I needed to clean my mouth — or fixed it in Photoshop!)…

Original photo for photo apps comparisoninto PhotoLab. Water color is her favorite medium so she decided that is the filter/effect she would apply in each app. Here is the result from PhotoLab.

PhotoLab water color for photo apps comparisonNext, she … Continue reading

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