Saturday, November 22, 2008

I'm learning every day....

My daughter Jeannine



Diana



Ursula with two texture layers



Ursula and another texture



I've learned something new yesterday after playing around for more than the half afternoon with PS and with layers and textures, using BW portraits I made some years ago.

I admit, it was tricky a little bit in the begin but pretty soon it changed to big FUN. I have had a very good online tutorial that explains in easy 7 steps how to do it. The only one thing is to find the right texture to your photo. There are many sites online they offer a lot of different textures for FREE and some of them are asking only for a back link.

My creations above are sure not the best and not perfect at all, but the girls are pretty, right?....LOL... It was my first try... give me a chance to do more and I will be better, I promise, because I know now the basics. :)

It's actually very easy my friends, try it too,
it's a creative way to pep up your photos!



19 comments:

Sue said...

Look at you! Yeah! You did it and I'm so proud. Very nice.

Now, let me caution you. It's addictive. You will find more and more ways to add texture to your images -- Bam! A little "LOVE" added.

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Susanne, how LOVELY!!! You've done an AMAZING and ARTISTIC job with the textures, taking these beautiful photos to a higher level.

I have my PE manual and will be exploring changing backgrounds during the winter. What FUN!!!

Hugs, JJ

Susanne49 said...

Thank you for the LOVE-Bam!! :)
I know already that it can be addictive, I tried my luck on more than these photos :)

Thank you for your good tip!

Susanne49 said...

Hi JJ,
thanks, I'm glad you like it. Nice to see your face around my blog again.:)

papercages said...

Your daughter is beautiful. I love what you did with the photos. Very nice.

I don't know a thing about photography--just what I like. :)

Susanne49 said...

Hi tricia,

yep, my daughter was my favorite model... :) she liked to pose and could do great photos with her. She was posing also for other photographers.

Thank you for your kind comment Tricia. Do you know that comments from people like you are the best critics. The Pro's are all to directed thinking in a certain way to see and to look. :)

John Maslowski said...

Truly stunning work Susanne, very professional textures. Lovely picture of your daughter, she looks like a movie star. A great portrait shot, excellent lighting and composition.

Susanne49 said...

Hi John

thank you again for your very warm compliment to my first try with layers and textures. I think I'm on the right way...right? :)

Your words are very much appreciated!

DianeCA said...

Exceptional portraits, especially your lovely daughter. Classically beautiful.

Susanne49 said...

Thank you so much for this nice compliment, Diane! I appreciate your words! :)

Peter (Worldman): said...

Excellent, charming, beautiful.

I am no offline, see you soon.

Susanne49 said...

Hallo Peter,

Danke fuer die vielen Lobesworte! :)

Kybisblog said...

Hi Sue, ich bin einfach nur sprachlos und überwältigt! Bitte mehr von dieser Art.
Gruss, Peter

Susanne49 said...

Ganz herzlichen Dank fuer dein nettes Kompliment, Peter.

Ich bin, wie mein Titel es bereits sagt, immer noch am lernen...but it's a fun thing! :)

Carole said...

Your daughter Jeannine is so beautiful and what a beautiful portrait the first one is. I love the techniques too. well done.

Susanne49 said...

Hi Carol,

thank you so much for the nice comment to my post and to my daughter. Very much appreciated. :)

Bob Johnson said...

Beautiful artistic shots, and thanks for the links

Susanne49 said...

Thank you for visiting, Bob!!!:)

Anna said...

Susanne, you surprise me everytime, these are amazing, and btw thank you thank you I will look at those sites - I think I need to learn more stuff.....thanks for sharing, you are the best. Anna :)

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