Sunday, February 5, 2012

sweetening things up

In case you didn't notice I made a bit of a change. Not happy with the background but it will do for now. I had to make a new header though to get ready for Valentines day.
I started out with this picture of Duke
Then I used Sandra's  (a.k.a. the madsnapper) tutorial for turning a photo into a pencil sketch. I forgot to save the picture of that but I took the background out of it and left nothing but Duke. Then I saved Duke as a png file and now he can adorn just about anything. I can now easily add him to any header I make.

31 comments:

Ginny said...

You did such a good job, it is TOO cute! The sketch of Duke, and his paw prints lead right to the hearts! I also adore the real picture, his sweetest yet!

BeadedTail said...

We love the new header! The pawprints are cute and of course Duke is adorable! You are so talented!

Duni said...

The header is absolutely adorable! Love the little pawprints and hearts :)

Sandra said...

so there is my little DukeHEART... so precious and you chose a great photo of him to play with i love he way he is holding his chew toy. it came out beautiful. great idea to save him. i have several of baby and jake saved that way that is why the same shots show up on different things, how did you get him to go down the right hand side of the page.

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Ann you are so creative at photoediting

allotments4you said...

And what a stunning photo of Duke it is. Love the new header too...very romantic looking!!

Deborah said...

So cute Ann!
Your westie is adorable..we have one too, along with 4 scotties. A house full of love!

Deborah :)

Donna said...

And he looks gorgeous on Anything as well!
Very fancy indeed! I have no idea what you did...Hahahaaa....
Love it!
hughugs

Catherine said...

I like your new header Ann! So cute!
xo Catherine

Marg said...

We really like that header Ann. What a good picture of that Duke boy. Well done. Take care.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Well, the manly manliness to me will not allow for any pink, but the rest is great!

Grace said...

I always wondered what "png" files were and recently discovered that if you save an image in that format there is no background! Good info...I was looking for animated Valentines Day backgrounds to use on the Alley couldn't find ant that suited but did find one that I thought perfect for Conversations and it will leave it on permanently, or until I get bored with it. I'm always redecorating my blogs...

Sandee said...

Well what a great shot of Duke. He'll be featured next week in Awww...Mondays with a link back to this post. I know you love it when Duke is featured. Excellent shot and I love the new Valentines header.

Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. :)

silverthoughts2 said...

Aww, that header is adorable. I love it!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Ann. Happy Super Bowl Sunday to you. May the best team win!!! I personally am for the Giants --but I truly just hope it is a good game. Anxious to see some great commercials also!!!

Great Valentine's Header... Love that picture of Duke.
Hugs,
Betsy

Antonella said...

I love how he is "drawing" hearts!! Great job, he is so cute staring at me :-)
Hugs, antonella :-)

A Quiet Corner said...

Anyone who takes the time to do that (I've told Sandra that too!) has the patience of a saint!...:)JP

Jen said...

That is awesome (you are just THE woman when it comes to such things! ;o)

Lin said...

Can I come over and have you teach me all this stuff sometime??? I think we need a Camp Ann & Duke or something.

Erika said...

Well, you have one heck of an adorable model to work with!!

Kloggers/Polly said...

Now that looks a tasty chew Duke!

What a lovely idea Ann. Some of these prorams are really wonderful. The latest one on paint is good as you can start of with a photo or picture and change it in oh so many ways. Remember the old saying 'a picture never lies' - they didn't anticipate Photoshop etc when they came up with that one did they? Lol!

I keep hoping to find a program to make a very old and tiny photo that is full of dots to form the picture actually be able to somehow clear and produce a sharp image. Haven't found one yet although you can do some amazing things with scratches and tears nowadays.

Well it has stopped snowing .... we're not quite sure how tomorrow will turn out suppose we'll find out in the morning.

Reeni said...

I love it! So cute!

Country Mouse Studio said...

Very photogenic fellow he is too.

Helen said...

love your new header!

Out on the prairie said...

Such a classy chap

Love, Yesterdays said...

Love it! Duke looks so handsome with all those hearts around him!

Sharkbytes said...

He's such a good model!

Debra Dickinson said...

He is SO cute! Great banner too. Thanks for sharing the pencil sketch post. Awesome. :)

SweetMarie said...

Duke is picture perfect! He looks so perfect in this pic he almost doesn't look real! You need to make Duke dolls and plush toys!

Anny said...

You are getting real good with the edits... i noticed Duke all over the blog... hehehhehe.. looking lovely!

Doris Sturm said...

Hello Duke! Nice to see you look as handsome as ever :-) Happy New Year, big boy!

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