Caturday Art: Curtain Cat

Mom and I both really like what she did this week, and guess what! She remembered to label the layers with the filters she used. So here’s what she did in Photoshop Elements, with me supervising, of course.

First, she cropped the image. Next, she used the threshold adjustment filter to darken the silhouette of the cat and set that layer at 50% opacity. Then, on a duplicate layer behind that one, she applied the ink outlines filter. After that, it was just a matter of a couple more layers to create the frame and matte. She used layer styles to bevel and apply inner and outer glows until she was satisfied with the final look.

Caturday Art: Curtain CatEcho loves to watch the birds from the window in the living room because that window is so much closer to Curtain Cat origthe ground than the ones in the family room/office where we spend most of our time.

Here’s the original photo. This was early in the morning, before mom had gotten around to opening the curtains. You can barely tell there is a cat there! The final picture still leaves a lot to the imagination, and if this weren’t a cat blog, you might not guess that is what the shadow is.


Christy Paws

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18 Responses to Caturday Art: Curtain Cat

  1. Say them iss sum cool fotos…
    Luv Siddhartha an LadyMum 🙂 🙂

  2. Clooney says:

    We always love your art, beautiful picture!

  3. Yes, I see it…you’re right, if we didn’t know it was a cat we wouldn’t have guessed. Awesome playing with filters.


  4. That is a brilliant effect!! Of course we would realise it was a kitty MOL x0x

  5. That is really cool! Your mom is a very talented artist 🙂

  6. Photoshop just rocks, doesn’t it? VERY nice effect!!

  7. Wow what a gweat foto. Yous mommy’s so talented.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  8. That’s a really cool effect!

  9. Cathy Keisha says:

    Whoa! I thought the cat was in jail so I’m happy it was just the vertical blinds. Great, imaginative effects.

  10. Gattina says:

    Very creative !!

  11. Kitties Blue says:

    Your creation is spectacular. You really did wonders with a ho-hum photo. We particularly like how the photo became part of the frame. 32 paws up from us! Hope you’ll join us Sunday for our Selfies Blog Hop. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  12. Lovely and mysterious!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  13. Penelope says:

    Mes thinks it is great! Love the effect!

  14. ELlen Pilch says:

    Very nice 🙂 I would know there is a cat there by the pointed ear I see- I can spot a cat anywhere 🙂

  15. Summer says:

    That is a very cool effect!

  16. Annabelle says:

    What a lovely graphic! Mom wishes she understood PS better. This is great! Happy Caturday!

  17. Mariodacat says:

    We like that effect. It is very interesting and pretty.