Two Cats on Marbled Glass Inspired by Valentine’s Day

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.

Two cats on marbled glass using shape tool in PhotoshopYou can skip this paragraph if you aren’t interested in the how stuff. The cat shape was created from a photograph using a clipping mask. The Fluorescent Chalk action (she thinks) was applied to the cat shape. The shape layer was duplicated and flipped. The background was created using the Texture action, Marbled Glass.

And guess what mom said I could do! The first person to comment below and guess correctly what the original photo is of will get a special surprise from me in the mail. I can’t wait to see who wins. I’ll announce the winner in my post on Tuesday.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Oh, yeah, mom’s real art project was our Valentine’s Day card. The cats were created from a piZap background.

Valentine's Day card 2016The origin of Valentine’s Day is a little muddy but it appears it was first associated with what you humans call romantic love in the Middle Ages. Mom says that’s a long time ago. I don’t know about romantic love, but I do know I love all of my friends and followers and wish you a day full of happiness, love and friendship.

Christy Paws

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20 Responses to Two Cats on Marbled Glass Inspired by Valentine’s Day

  1. Deziz World says:

    We don’t unnerstand dat foto shop thing. We have a program we can’r figger out at all. And we don’t know anythin’ ’bout dat picassa eever. We see so many peeps duin’ things in these apps and we can never find those options. MOL As fur yous foto, we thought surely it was a foto of you maybe in yous harness of flower. But we also see sum colors from yous New Years foto, so we’s just not sure. Have a gweat day.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  2. That is fantastic art, Christy. We really love it. Don’t know if Granny will ever know how Photoshop works… Pawkisses 🙂 <3

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  4. Athena says:

    Those are beautiful!

    Happy Valentine’s Day 🙂
    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  5. Summer says:

    My human wants to know if the original photo was a Rorschach test. Don’t listen to her – she thinks she is funny, but she’s not! Nice art, and you did a great job with the cutout too!

  6. Raven says:

    Wow, both of your art creations are colorful and very pretty.

  7. Noodle says:

    Have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Valentines Day…

    Noodle and crew

  8. Cathy Keisha says:

    Very nice. TW kinda knows how to cut out shapes in PS. I like Flynn’s Iris idea but I think it’s yarn.

  9. Brian Frum says:

    Very artys and fancy! Happy Valentines Day everyone!!!

  10. Kerry Mack says:

    Beautiful! I think the original photo was of a vase of irises (the purple flowers)

  11. Your artwork is always SO creative and unique!!! Not sure what the “fill” is but do I see a couple pairs of eyes???

  12. We love your art this week. Very pretty. And your Valentine is great as well.

  13. I loved hearing about your artistic process! As well as making a reply neat piece of art it looks like you had fun doing it!

  14. Ellen Pilch says:

    That came out great, your Mom is very talented with the photo editing. I don’t know what the original photo was, but this is perfect just like your card. I hope you all have a love filled Valentine’s Day. XO~

  15. Gorgeous my friend. The Valentine’s card is super.


  16. We love your artwork, and we love your card as well ! Purrs

  17. Kitties Blue says:

    This is the best and most creative art that Mom has seen since this hop started. Absolutely beautiful. Your Valentine card is great as well. You are very, very talented. We aren’t sure what you meant about guessing what the original photo was. It sure looks like a CAT to us. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  18. love both graphics. The first one reminds me of earrings I have that I think are from abalone shells? I have a few pairs and I love them, not cat-shaped but other shapes.