Monday, August 22, 2016

playing with gradients

I saw this tutorial at the Daily Digi and had to play. Using the Photoshop Elements gradient tool and levels adjustments, you can create all kinds of artsy fun.




This one was a composite of the four above with two filters added: posterize and watercolor.
A different kind of sunflower;  photo digi manipulation

A fun way to avoid grading papers! When I turn in my grades ... I'll be free!

Linking to Mosaic Monday. Have a good week. 

12 comments:

Maggie said...

Hi Jan,
love the way you played around with your photograph, very Andy Warhol!
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday - have a great week.
Maggie

Snap said...

Wow! You are having lots of fun! Play on! Happy Monday!

Lorrie said...

Great editing, Jan! I've recently purchased Photoshop Elements and have been playing a little, too. There's lots to learn!

Jacki Long said...

Wonderful, Jan!
Eye candy for sure! ;o)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a pretty mosaic these made! I love to play with different effects too! Hugs!

Coastal Ripples said...

Make the ordinary very special. Gorgeous pictures. B x

Jan Jackson said...

Thank you all for your comments!

Sylvia said...

Jan, Was it easy to create a composite with several images? Sylvia D.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the sunflowers. Cool and colorful edits! Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That was fun! I'm not smart enough for Photoshop, but can do a little of that kind of thing (not as good) with Picassa, which is 1000 x easier! Sometimes I play with it, but not usually satilsfied!

Pondside said...

That looks like fun! I like what you've done and wonder if I could navigate the intricacies of photoshop. It certainly looks like it would be worth my effort!

Jan Jackson said...

Sylvia, I don't think PSE has the "composite" tool or technique. What I did was to use blending on each later to create what I called a composite.

Sallie, I agree that Picasa is easier. My post next week will be collages created in Picasa.

Pondside and Lorrie, even those Photoshop is challenging - there is a LOT it can do, I find working (aka playing) in it so much fun. I took a course at the local adult high school to get the basics. That was helpful to launch me into the artsy part which I love.