Digital goodness

Continuing in my endeavor to capture beauty in the ordinary through the lens of  my camera, 
I used my own photographs to create this digital art.

Original  background photo taken by me

Photo taken by me
 I combined my own images with these from The Graphics Fairy.

Graphics Fairy
Graphics Fairy
 Textures are wonderful applications that
 I am still learning about.
There are so many variables with filtering
styles and opacity settings.
In hindsight, I realize I should have made note
of the styles and values I used to make this
into more of a tutorial than a show & tell.
I use PSE5 to do my creating--a dinosaur, I know,
but I like it and it fits my comfort level.
Why fix it if it's not broken, right?

All the textures I used in this creation were free downloads from a site I just found, but will be visiting often:  Pixel Dust Photo Art.

Textures source: Pixel Dust Photo Art
The last layer I added to my art was this grunge border,
 but I erased a good portion of the middle,
 using just the detail around the edges.

Can you see all the elements in the finished product? 
The effect of some of the textures is so subtle it is obvious
only when subtracted from the picture and added back,
 but lends just the right touch to the overall scheme.
It is the sum of the parts that is a magical thing.


Kristin said...

I love it! You should make an etsy shop and sell them as prints! :-) You could also sell altered things too! Maybe I will make an etsy shop and you can sell your things in it! I think I need to go to sleep now, haha.

Sheri said...

I agree with Kristin--surprised?? :)

Cindy said...

Beautiful. I love the textures with the photos.

Linda Jacobs said...

I've heard a lot about textures lately but haven't tried them. Love the effect!

southernscraps said...

These are beautiful!


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