Thursday, February 28, 2013

Masked

The other day Sandra (Mad Snapper) sent me a link to a you tube video that showed how to make masks in photoshop elements. Of course I had to play around. I would share the link to the video but I apparently deleted the email and don't have the ambition to go hunt down the video.

I started out by making the mask and it looked like this


I dug in the archives for a suitable picture and after applying the mask and some textures I got this.



Then I had to do some more playing. Here I have the before and after. First is the picture straight off the camera with no adjustments at all followed by my altered version.

I just love playing around with pictures. Amazing how many different looks you can get from one shot.

22 comments:

EM Illustrator said...

It's amazing what you an do with a picture, to make it look more interesting. Great job!

Christine said...

Oh wow! I really love what you did to the second photo of the old barn!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I think even Zorro would be impressed!

Tamago said...

Your masked pictures are beautiful! I love these before and after ones. Amazing how one image can get different faces!

Lin said...

Okay, so Jerry's comment made me laugh--just don't tell him, okay?

You are so good with Photoshop!

Sandra said...

what makes me MAD is I send you the link, and you do it and i do it and yours is always better than mine. for some reason mask and texture just don't come easy to me. i understand how and do it, but yours looks like art and mine looks like a two year old did it.

Donna said...

These turned out great Ann!!
hughugs

Remington said...

Very neat!

Sheryl Hastings said...

I love playing with masks! I have a few that I've made and that I've purchased. They really add a lot to a photo without taking anything away or becoming overwhelming.

Sandee said...

I'm on that boat in the first picture. Yes I am and we're getting ready to leave the dock and go for a spin. Want to come along?

I love how you play with these pictures. Awesome.

Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. ☺

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! masking is something mom always gets confused ... it is just too much work. You did a great job. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Grace said...

In this case, contrary to my usual stance, I like the altered photo best...

Betsy Adams said...

Very Good. You and Sandra are both so talented... Great job, Ann.

Hugs,
Betsy

BeadedTail said...

Pretty dang cool Ann!

SweetMarie said...

These are fantastic! I Love the first one! It is amazing what you can do with one picture! Really cool, Ann!

Dee said...

Impressive first try :)

Dee said...

Impressive first try :)

Reeni Pisano said...

When I read the first part I thought it was going to be masks for people's faces! Bwahahaha. Those are cool! I'd love to learn how to do this.

Helen said...

they look amazing! absolutely love the one with the boat.

Donna said...

Those look terrific! Love that mask. I keep meaning to do some of my own custom masks and it keeps getting bumped down in the to-do list, LOL.

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Ann I just discovered your lovely blog through Betsy. I love how you alter your photos. Do you have classes to teach how to do this??? I would love to learn how to be more creative with taking photos and altering them. Thanks for you help. Hugs Judy

Sharkbytes said...

I haven't played with masks much. I should try. Very nice.

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