Saturday, 18 January 2014

Photoshop 12 more play

Another quick burst of fun this afternoon with Adobe Photoshop playing with some of my recent photos. This time I applied polar coordinates (rectangular to polar) ...

First of all to the image I posted at the end of Thursday's post for Red Roy ...


and then to a small piece of weaving, this time with no other effects ...


I really wonder where all this is leading but it's a pleasure and I guess the next steps will become clear sometime soon.

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  1. I have folders full of files like this from the hours spent with my program, Corel Paint Shop Pro. Addictive! And yet I come away with the same thought as you - where is this leading? Well, some have found life printed on fabric and used on padfolio covers. It's a start... ;-) Oh, I guess I did actually reproduce one in fabric with applique and piecing. Challenging but loved the end result.

    Those of yours you've shared are so interesting and beautiful. I am so drawn to abstracts.

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    1. Addictive, indeed, and a great way to abstract images ... thinking about it, maybe that's its appeal for me as, like you, I'm so drawn to abstract work.

      Printing out the results and stitching them direct is certainly another option - though I'd need a new printer as my current one is old, isn't too keen on printing onto fabric (my husband tells me ...) and only really happy with black and white - rather limiting!

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  2. Me, too! I kinda stopped tinkering around at this level because I didn't do anything with those tweaked images. However...I love what you're doing. It's so much fun, isn't it!

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    1. One of the things I'm enjoying is the immediate nature of the changes - colour, shapes effects are all instant and reversible - great!

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  3. I think that the software has to be thought of as a tool, like a sewing machine. First, as with any new tool, playing is the order of the day - but then comes the thinking about just how the tool can be used to attain the end you want to achieve. It takes time - so, do continue to explore and have fun in the meantime!

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    1. Thanks very much for this, Olga - I'm sure what you say is absolutely correct. You have to play with any new tool to find out what it can deliver and whether it delivers anything that is useful once the tinkering palls - it may only be a fun and entertaining gimmick, though in this case I don't think so.

      For now, I will certainly go on playing as some of the images I'm creating appeal to me and are making me think in a different way about what I'm doing. So far I can see it may be helpful in exploring colour if nothing else.

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  4. The second piece appears to me like a strong mysterious winged creature...almost spiritual.

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    1. It's always so fascinating to hear what other people see in things and I can so see your thoughts.

      To me, it suggested an exotic bird as it displays, its long tail and wing feathers swinging as it moves. The shape put me in mind of the spruce hat woven by a member of the Tlingit First Peoples band from North Western Canada that I blogged about on 18 December - extraordinary the links our brains make ...

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