Friday, 19 February 2010

Grungy Edges

In what little spare time I've had just recently I've been creating digital images with grungy edges....a technique I discovered whilst playing with photo brushes and clipping masks. I usually buy these from Designer Digitals; a great place for digital art.
Below is the original free image I used from Flickr:The Creative Commons ( Andrea Balducci) - I then added two more images from the same place.
My second collage has about seven layers including the text.
Again, the original image I used was a free one from Flickr by bricolage 108 (see link above).
Finally, this was a workshop task given to us by DJ Pettitt .......to alter a photograph of a barn that she gave us. It was very challenging ...lots of layers, brushes, cloning, masking....I can't believe how much I've learnt in this class! At the start of the year I sat and looked at Photoshop Elements on my computer screen and thought no way will I ever be able to use this......

27 comments:

Heavens2Betsy said...

Just wandered onto your blog and am awed and amazed by what you do here. Your work is FABULOUS! I am toying with Photoshop but can't get my head around it yet but I long to make art this way. Look forward to dropping in to see you often.
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Diane said...

I'm like you, Linda. I can never imagine learning this--these are so beautiful! But you never know, I said that about Suzi's class. I wanted to thank you for your comment on my blog. Did you see that Suzi is having a G. & P. II class in March?

maggi said...

Superb Linda. I was wondering where you had got to, now I know! I especially love the first one with the grungy edges and the altered barn.

Heather said...

These are wonderful Linda - I love the door/window/gateway images and the grungy edges. You have really taken to this technique and I'm looking forward to seeing more. I'm greedy - I always want more!

pammyjo said...

I am always in awe of you. I have photoshop elements and at work I have the whole Creative Suite 4 wit the full version. Never get to play and learn tho. Just beautiful pieces of art you've created. :)

La Dolce Vita said...

great dreamy pieces, Linda! just beautiful!

Manon said...

Wow Linda. some great work here!! Glad to see your post, I had been wondering where you had gone.
XxX
Manon

In the Light of the Moon said...

Lovely digital creations!!Warmest Regards,Cat

Sandy said...

Oh wow Linda you give me new inspiration. Your newest digital work is amazing. Love them all.

Have a wonderful weekend my friend.

Jacky said...

Glad to see you are back...the digital work is just beautiful (like everything else you do). You have such a flair for colour and placement.
Take care,

Jacky xox

Judy S. said...

Looks to me like you're a star pupil, Linda. Glad to see you back online. Hope things are doing better now.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Linda your work is awesome!! Wow I am just in awe of you.

Rosie said...

I've got Photoshop Elements, and I even have an "easy" book on using it, but so far I've not had the confidence to attempt anything beyond basic photo editing. These are so lovely it (almost) makes me want to have a go ....

Mar said...

you are doing fantastic with this!!!!!
i LOVE grundge...just love that kind of feel

thank you for the fabulous inspiration
:)

Jackie said...

Fabulous images Linda. I love the 'moucharabia'.

Emma said...

I love that expression 'grungy' ! Your pics are beautiful, can't wait to see what you do with them, but just playing is fun too! x

LazyKay said...

Another loud crash as my jaw hits the ground - I'm running out of superlatives.

WOW

I'm behind with my comments (again) my computer's been on a go slow but that's not surprising since we didn't even had a telephone line, let alone internet, for some of last week.

BT - God bless 'em.

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

You're doing so fantastic and been so hardworking !! Love all of these blend images :)

Heloise said...

These are all lovely, really like the barn one. You are an inspiration to the rest of trying to use Photoshop Elements.

Lynn said...

BRAVO !!!!!! Linda.... I am in awe of your work, and to think you only started playing in PSE a few months ago, I can't tell you enough times how proud I am of you :)

Lorraine said...

like all this digital art you are doing love the edges

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

WOW it's like magic, fun getting to see before and afters, especially!!!
Beautiful creations dear Linda. You have entered a whole new world!
Love it!
oxo

Laura Hegfield said...

very cool!

101beauty said...

wow! I Love Those Picture's

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Vintage and Cake said...

I love your blog, these's images are really cool. :) xx

Terri said...

You are really coming along! I am so impressed with your courage to learn digital art on the computer. Your natural talent really makes your work amazing! I do love the barn piece with the fencing and bird!

Anne said...

Hi, Linda! Wonderful digital images! Thanks for the link to Flickr-Creative Commons. I didn't know it existed! :-)