Sunday, November 13, 2011

Photoshop fun

I've started to get familiar with my new software, Adobe Photoshop Elements 10.

The first thing I did was use a photo of Left Brain from our Arizona trip in 2010 and alter it.

It was pretty funny to start with, but with the use of the distort tool I was able to alter his facial features a good deal.

Then I changed his big beautiful brown eyes to blue.  Sing along with me now....don't it make my brown eyes blue....

Then I added some hair with the brush tool and used a smudge tool to make it look more normal and applied a posterization filter.  Maybe it's just me but he looks a little like Alfred E Neuman from MAD magazine.

Here is what the photo looked like before any retouching at all.  

It wasn't a great photo to start with, but when he puts himself in these kind of compromising situations, well...I just have to use it somehow.

Long Live the Queen of Distortions...and her loyal subject, Left Brain

1 comment:

  1. Great job!!! I've never played with those tools. Look what I'm missing!! I will have to give it a try. My hubby, bless his soul, used to paint on toilet seats like this one and give them to his friends as a gift to hang on the wall. He painted another and put mirror glass behind it before hanging it up. I took your advice about Alice going to the moon! Have a great day, hugs, Edna B.