Monday, 5 July 2010

More digital collages

Still suffering from the knee problem and consequently can't access my studio easily so still the PC is still handy and I am finding new tools which I can use in my photo manipulation software.

I am posting four new art works here, so you can see I have been busy on my PC. I have done a little cutting and sticking down but will show these in my next post.

title: La Sirena

This was created for the Crowabout challenge on Flickr as was the next image. A collage sheet is provided and to enter the challenge you must create a collage using at least three of the elements. A fun way to learn about using limited resources. That is not to say that the collage sheets are not really good, with interesting images.

title: come in #6, your time is up

The next two are just me playing on the PC. both have self created backgrounds, one a pastel painting of a tree ( deceased) and the other a collaged piece using small scraps of magazine images. It has then been modified to give a B&W, desaturated image. The colourful images used with it stand out well from the background. The tree painting gave me an idea to create a joke about the wooden sandals that you see worn by geishas.

title: beach babe and friend

title: the slipper tree

Thanks for getting this far, hope you liked the images.

There are of course many helpful books around on using SW like photoshop, PS elements and others. Some expensive and some are free, for myself I am still using V8 of Photoplus which can be downloaded for free. It has more features and tools than I have so far used but still manage to create exactly what I want. Horses for courses but if you are new to this art form why not try it for free before spending megabucks. there is plenty of help around on the internet.

if you want paint programs, rather than photo manipulation SW then google for Artrage, Artweaver or project Dogwaffle. All have free download versions. In fact there is a good project to sort out some good links to these free progs, I will put myself up for it and bring you the results in due course.

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