The spring of 2013 has been a bad year all around… personally I am adjusting to life without my beloved mother, and have just not had the energy or inspiration to blog or create much art…
Kim Klassen has been having a bad time also, and when she returned to the class that I am taking on her site, she inspired me! And it was nice that the pic she used to inspire us was the beach…
On Day 19 of Beyond Beyond she asked us to take one of her beach scenes and rework it. I used curves and made it more the beach that I remember from my California childhood, with a decided green cast. I love the Emerson quote, so I added it. I thought about adding a texture, but decided I like it just like it is!
In Kim Klassen‘s Beyond Layers class we were supposed to create a mosiac. I took my recent petroglyph picutres and made a collage, backed with Kim’s abstract texture.
Kim Klassen is an inspirational photographer and is leading a Photoshop class called Beyond Layers. It is a year long class which will end soon, and I will miss the inspiration!
The lesson for Day 83 was to take a gorgeous beach photo that Kim supplied and add a quote. Since I am such a quote junkie, I took this lesson to heart immediately. Checking my quote file, I kept finding appropriate quotes. I stopped looking after I found 5 that really sang with the photo. I did not want to decide which quote to use, so I decided to use a frame with 6 openings to show the photos. I am using a link to flickr, as wordpress does not display the jpg in a form that shows the quotes.
Click here to see the photo on flickr. You can click on the image for a larger version.
Day 74 in Beyond Layers was to create an evocative photo. I found this small pink bud when I was cleaning out my plants. It was so tiny and fragile (and did not last very long) and the quote reads:” Maybe your are searching among branches for what only appears in the root.” RumiThese were textured using Camera Awesome on my iPhone. Pretty neat little free program.
I am getting so much from Kim Klassen’s Beyond Layers class for Photoshop. The image above was furnished by Kim (she has an almost endless supply of fantastic photos which she shares with her students.
The picture above had a gaussian blur, Kim’s Ugg Love texture at soft light and the great Neil deGrasse Tyson quote applied in Rat Infested Mailbox font. Lots of fun…
Day 28 assignment for Beyond Layers was to take one photo and process it in 3 different ways. Here are my three images:
OK, I have had some time, and have been catching up with my Beyond Layers online class from Kim Klassen. I have had photoshop for many years, and still am not very good with it! But Kim is teaching me! All I have to do now is remember.
This is day 22 Frame It and Day 24 Pastel Processing.
Did you see my watermark? it is subtle, but I can see it. BTW the gray frame is from my WordPress gallery software. Looks like a Polaroid, doesn’t it?