Wednesday, November 28, 2012


I googled free Photoshop plugins and I went to some of the sites with lists, looked around quite a bit, and downloaded some plugins. Filter Forge Freepack 2 has Grunge along with some other effects and Image Skill has Outliner. Pixel Bender has an effect called Hole which I used for Kitteh Bond ;)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Layer Mask

Edit - Paste Special - Paste Into


For some reason hair is easier than fur. It's possible I was doing something wrong but I don't know what. I tried doing a hedgehog and a cat, neither successful. I was using this technique and it worked great on the above image and on another of a woman in period costume but on the animals when I used the brush nothing happened or a little bit of yuk happened. Anyway, same technique here and she looks pretty good.

 I haven't done anything yet with this woman besides slap her into the picture ala a mask.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Depth of Field

Layer Blending

I layered a mirrored gradient of dark blue set to multiply on the corners to accentuate the pandas face and name. I blended duplicate layers of the background with a glowing edges filter on one of them (layer 0 between the other two) and a soft light on the top one.
I made a knockout on the word balloon. The red panda was disappearing around his dark areas so I gave him a little orange glow.

Background street -
Red panda -

Monday, November 5, 2012


Surrealism assignment.
Bronze Mask -
Skeleton -
White Mask -
White Mask -
Florida Beach -
Face -
Masked Character -
Hooded Character -
Mermaid -
Clock -
Sundial - Google Images
Original Vector Objects made with pen tool - Starfish and glass part of hourglass, the sides are made with the line tool. I didn't want it to look too lousy.