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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

no limits in digi creativity

Really enjoying my weekly play for the colour challenge at Twinkle Twinkle – I like the constraint of using just one colour and I’m enjoying playing with different arty techniques within PhotoShop Elements.  And the added pleasure of knowing they will all be part of a mini album with some of my favourite Dr Seuss quotes.

This week I started by working on the extra challenge which was to add metal – I could have brought in some metal look embellishments but decided to create my own metal piece.  It was a lot of fun and I stumbled upon a method to make a copper metal look (use the wow chrome layer style effect and then add a copper gradient level). 

Then to the yellow and given how dimensional the metal looked I wanted the same in the background so used the bevel effects several times.

I’m really pleased with the result – it went through lots of permutations but I made extensive use of what I think is my favourite aspect of digital creating - the undo button!

dr-seuss-yellow

And I love the challenge of this quote – don’t be constrained by rules and received wisdom – in this case the idea that the alphabet ends at z.  I love Dr Seuss’s zaniness.

If you would like to explore digiart techniques in Photoshop Elements have a look at my intro to digiart and one on one intro to digiart tutorial

Head over to Twinkle Twinkle to see other yellow creations – across a wonderful range of media.

12 comments:

Lesley said...

This is so creative, Helena. The copper effect is great!

Sian said...

Another great quote and the perfect Dr Seuss yellow!

Maria Ontiveros said...

You are getting crazy good with the digi art! Love it.
Rinda

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Looks very nice!

Liette said...

it is fabulous copper effect...I don't know enough photoshop for having fun like you seems to have...it is fun...

Ginger said...

I am amazed at all the challenges out there! This is a new one for me. I really like what you have done here and I love the quote!

Janelle said...

I love the effects you get using Photoshop. I need to spend more time playing digitally. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting.

Mandy said...

this is so very cool.,..i am a dr seuss lover too...xxx

Kristin said...

Wow. Really, really cool. I LOVE the metal look you've built up and the bold yellow is so striking. And of course the quote - it's my new favorite. Thank you for your digital inspirations, xo

Renee Howell said...

I, too, love his quotes. This is a particularly great one!!!! Thanks!

Julie said...

This is great, so creative!

Sharon said...

Love the quote and what you have done with it.