I'm playing with textures again, in Photoshop Elements.
This is a texture I got from
The texture is called Celine.
I really enjoy all the "grunge" looks that textures can give.
I took this photo last year right at the turn on to my Aunt & Uncle's property in Oregon.
This is actually a really bright, blue day with yellow flowers in the field. I enjoy the photo that way too, but I wanted a more vintage look this time.
By editing the photograph to this, it invoked memories of visiting there when I was a child.
I'm just beginning to delve into this Photoshop stuff, so I still have a lot to learn, but at least I'm enjoying it along the way.
I think photo editing is an individual taste, just like painting.
(If I could paint on canvas, I wouldn't be sitting here on this computer...oh how I would love to be able to paint! What a beautiful art form of expression!)
Just like art, some prefer the Impressionist era over the Surrealist movement. In art I've always been fascinated with the Surrealist painters. I enjoy the "element of surprise" and the "unexpected juxtapositions." Ok, now I'm probably getting a bit off track.
I just think that with photo editing there are endless possibilities! As with any art form, and it can be a very individual way of expression.
Since I'm not a painter, I'm loving all of the different, artistic filters one can experiment with.
I hope you'll share any thoughts, comments, or helpful photo editing tips you might have.
There are so many inspiring blogs and web sites out there, you can get lost in this stuff forever!
Hope your week is off to a great start!