When we started on this week’s Caturday Art project, we thought we would see if the topic for #52Snapshots over at The Lazy Pit Bull was something we could incorporate. Boy, did we get lucky this week. How much more purrfect could this week’s topic be: sleepy. The only thing that could make it better is if it was “sleeping.” Since that is what I’m best at, mom had no trouble finding a recent, less than perfect, photo of me doing just that.
Mom started out in Photoshop Elements with her usual multiple layers then started applying different filters to each one then different blending modes. In the final version, the bottom photo layer has the glowing edges filter applied. The next layer the accented edges filter with the blending mode set to overlay. A third layer of the photo has the middle cut out leaving just a border which she beveled. The final, and very bottom layer, is the blue border.
Mom played around with complimentary colors (opposite colors on the color wheel) for the border. She remembered that there used to be a very easy way to find the complimentary color – just a click on something – but it didn’t seem to be any where. A visit to Google gave her this quick way to do it. So, the border is the complimentary color to one of the browns in the photo.
Speaking of brown, our house doesn’t have a lot of color, which mom says makes it hard for her to have interesting subjects for Caturday Art. Can you imagine how surprised I was at that statement? How could she possibly need anything more interesting than me? Then she told me that’s not what she meant, just that some bright colors in my photos once in a while would be nice. She says she’s going to work on that.
I hope you all have a bright and cheery weekend!
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You’re putting your best paw forward I see!
Your mom is very good with the art effects, Christy!! xxx
Your mom is pretty talented, Christy. That’s a great sleepy picture of you.
How appropriate! Your sleepy photos fit right in. I love the Caturday Art.
Excellent picture of yous! Your Mom has captured yous purrfectly!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Noodle and crew
Sleepy is definitely the purr-fect theme for kitties! Your artwork is gorgeous.
Very cool art work ! Purrs
Weez luv yous foto Christy. And weez not have a lot of color in our house eever. Mommy even sez me sumtimes blends wiff da cawpet. MOL Hope yous have a gweat weekend.
Dezi and Lexi
Same with me, Dezi. I blend in with the carpet, the furniture and the cat trees!
Cool art! And my human says thanks for the Photoshop tip!
Christy that is a fantastic piece of ART and sleepy is a great topic for you too.
Annabelle, Boo, Ping, & Mr Jinx
Your beautiful blue eyes would have added a nice touch of color, but since they’re closed, the blue border is next best. Happy Caturday Christy Paws! =^..^=
That’s a perfect sleepy art photo. And I agree with you – color isn’t needed when you’re around!
Love it!!!! xx Speedy
Lovely art! You are so right. What can be more interesting and more beautiful than a cat?
Athena and Marie
Beautiful “art” !! I do think that you add just the right amount of color in your house……furry color is always nice!
Very nice art! Mom thinks sleepy time is the best time to break out the flashy thing 😉
That is very nice art 🙂 I don’t know how to do layers on art.
We don’t mind either Christy, as long as there are lots of pictures of you! Love what your Mom did. Happy Caturday!
Sleepy is a very popular topic around here too! Your art looks terrific and we hope you have a fun weekend!
Hi Christy….sometimes beige tones can be very “colorful”. We love the effect your mom has created.