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Thursday, March 21, 2013

photoart Friday - yes its hand made

Self-portrait is the theme this week from Bonnie for PhotoArt Friday.  As I used my own face for the portrait theme last week I turned to a different part of me for this challenge.  Again I was drawn to the idea of making a photo look as if it had been drawn or painted

paf-22-march-2

paf-22-march-3

for both images I followed the same process
*heartland (Pioneer woman) effect
*find edges filter
* Bonnie’s Dusty Rose Bokeh in colour burn (added warmth)
* artistic filter rough pastels
*some pixel cutting magic to keep the coffee foam in real colour and to remove the background on the 2nd so it looks more like a sketch

15 comments:

Bonnie said...

Wonderful examples of editing, Helena! Love how the editing enhances the patina of your leather cuff. (Maybe it isn't even leather and you made it look that way!)

Now if I could just reach in and have a sip of that coffee!!

Ewa Samples said...

I really like the second shot! Great perspective!

SueAnn Lommler said...

What fun!! Love these both!
Wonderful editing
Hugs
SueAnn

Anki-itte said...

I like the first picture, do not know why, maybe because I am thinking on a nice picnic

photoartbyanna said...

I really love that first image - the selective treatment is beautifully utilized here!

/photoartbyanna

Miriam said...

Fabulous treatments Helena, I love that you kept the coffee foam 'real'

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Wow that is inventive. Great work. Valerie

Annemor said...

I like your hand, it seems strong and mild.
Best whishes
Mormor Norway.

http://www.starbear.no/mormor/2013/03/22/photo-art-friday-march-22nd-23rd/

Currie Silver said...

really wonderful effects, Helena!! I like how you explored possibilities and had so much fun in the process.

Jan said...

And you achieved them nicely. I like that you used 'another part' of YOU for your portrait!

kkkkaty said...

hmmm...I like this very much..the person behind the hand is a nice touch;)

Ida said...

Well done and so creative. I really liked the first piece and how you left the color on the coffee foam.

Jeanne said...

Great how you have edited this! And you HAVE made that coffee look very fetching!

Deborah said...

fabulous rendering!

alexa said...

So very clever! I love seeing the world from unusual angles and perspectives and this was a great visual treat :).