Caturday Art: The Eyes Have It

We tried out some new things for us with this Caturday Art project. In Photoshop Elements, mom applied the palette knife filter to one layer and the ink outlines filter to a duplicate layer with 50% opacity. That let the palette knife effect come through and still show some of the dark ticking. What we tried that we haven’t used much before is the artistic brushes. That’s what she used to create the leaves and bursts. Then she added the mat and frame with two more layers.

Caturday Art: The Eyes Have It

Here is the original. You can see my eyes are pretty dark and when the filters were applied, they became almost black. Mom wasn’t very happy with that.

Sun & bursts original

So, of course, mom couldn’t be satisfied with just one rendition. She had to try a few other options to see how it affected the outcome. First, this time, she lightened my eyes. Then she applied the palette knife filter, and instead of the ink outlines, she used the accented edges filter which made the picture beautifully bright and cheery. Then, three more layers created the mat, frame and cutout.

Caturday Art: The Eyes Have It

I like them both. One reminds me of winter and the other of spring. Do you have a favorite?

Wishing you a bright and cheery Caturday.

Christy Paws

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19 Responses to Caturday Art: The Eyes Have It

  1. Julie says:

    Very pretty eyes, thank you for linking up to Feline Art Friday.

  2. Wee likess the originall bestest Christy! Thee sparklee foto iss purrty too…thee ferst one iss not good with black eyess…you hass such purrty eyess……like aunty Nylablue had <3
    **paw kissess** Siddhartha Henry an ((hugss)) LadyMum

  3. Kitties Blue says:

    We cannot pick a favorite. These are all so creative and super beautiful. Mom now has PhotoShop Elements on her computer, but she hasn’t even tried experimenting with it yet. Maybe for next weeks art project. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  4. Cathy Keisha says:

    At first I like the first one but I really like the second one which almost looks 3-D.

  5. They are both great! The original is gorgeous too though 🙂

  6. Nice artwork ! The second one is our favorite ! Purrs

  7. Clooney says:

    Wow, exquisite creations, we do love both but it is nice to see the blue, blue eyes in the second one.

  8. Those are lovely! Hard to choose which is best. We like both 🙂

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  9. Summer says:

    These both turned out very nicely!

  10. Raven says:

    Both of your artworks are very nice but I think I prefer the second one where your eyes are a little brighter.

  11. Your artwork is amazing…I love every one!

  12. Penelope says:

    Yous looks fabulishious in all of them!
    And wes just loves the effects your Mommy created

  13. Ellen Pilch says:

    I like them all. Any photo with you is perfect.

  14. Noodle says:

    Really pretty!
    Have a great weekend…

    Noodle and crew

  15. We fink they awe all pawsum. And as always, you wuz talkin’ way over ow heads. MOL Hav a gweat weekend.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

    • Christy Paws says:

      Mom likes to hear how other folks’ art is created so she gives her info. For those who don’t care, they can just look at the pictures! Hope you have a great weekend too. It’s pouring down rain here.

  16. love the last one the best, just beautiful.

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