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More Fun With PhotoShop AI

More Fun With PhotoShop AI

Layers and Layers In PhotoShop

I try as much as possible to use only my own photos when I’m doing these images.  Various models from my years of shooting and backgrounds.  Sometimes I’ll just cruise through my collection of photos for ideas.  That’s how I came up with the ‘elephant’ and warrior girl image.  I’d done one with just the girl and a background (also, mine) and when I started messing with the image of the elephant I realized what a great combination those two photos would make.  The bamboo was the actual background behind the elephant at the Portland Zoo.

In the image with the owl: started with a portrait of the girl.  The owl was sitting in a tree at a campground on Vancouver Island some years back.  Took some time to finalize that composite image.

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Life Should Be Fun – Enjoy The Ride And Make It That Way

Life Should Be Fun – Enjoy The Ride And Make It That Way

Life Should Be Fun - Make It So

Not everything is perfect all the time.  One needs to enjoy work or at least a good part of it.  The actual effort of doing it. 

I’m a photographer and I also work sometimes as a demonstrator/sales person at trade shows.  I work for a company a couple of times a years now (I’m supposed to be retired) selling a very high quality product

I’ve been selling it for years and at these shows, particularly of late, there has been more complaining than usual.  I started to agree how poor things were and then realized how much I enjoyed the activity.  The interaction with people. I have no qualms about the quality of what I’m selling and I don’t do the ‘hard sell’ type of selling. 

I really, really enjoy the effort of doing that activity.

Same goes for photography.  I got a new computer fairly recently so that I could access the new AI features of Photoshop

And that opened up a whole new world!  Pretty much endless creative possibilities. I have thousands of photos that I’m using for backgrounds, foregrounds and bits and pieces. 

I’ve found that a lot of photos that I took in the past, I took with this sort of thing in mind.  Taking the shot, knowing it might make a great background for something and now, wonderfully, getting to actually use these photos.

Some of the photos here have backgrounds manipulated from my photos.  Some fully, some partially.  I’ve been using buildings and streets and the like from Amsterdam and other cities in the Netherlands and also from Prague.  They lend themselves very well to this sort of image. 

I’ll come up with some kind of idea of what I want to do and start putting things together.  Much like a painting, I think.  I’m sure painters find that many times they get to the end and it’s not what they’d hoped.  I might spend a few hours on something and scrap it altogether because it looks like crap.  And when I get something I really like I can hardly stop tweaking and creating variations. 

And however it turns out, I’m having loads of fun in the process. So much fun. 

So life CAN be fun.  You have to make it that way.  And it won't get that way if you are serious.

Hope you like the results.

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Creating Fine Art Paintings With Photoshop (My Photos)

Creating Fine Art Paintings With Photoshop (My Photos)

Not too long ago I had to upgrade my computer to allow me the advantages of Photoshop AI.  For years I've been, by and large, using Lightroom for editing purposes.  Much more recently I've been playing with and learning Photoshop.  Since I upgraded, I've been playing non-stop. 

I'm no where near what I see some people produce that have been using Photoshop for years and years.  But I bet very few are having such sheer fun that I am.  Above creations each started with a fine art nude that I photographed sometime in the last 7-8 years.  Added layers, used AI and brush strokes and other images using overlays to get the final images. So many photos that I have that I can now use as backgrounds. I can no longer get through the day without coming up with a dozen or so ideas for combining and creating.  Some just don't work.  I'll spend hours and the vision just doesn't happen.  Each time that happens, though, I've learned something.  What I've found pretty unbelievable is the depth of Photoshop.  Seems the things you can do with it are endless.  I try and keep my creative desires simple. 

Hope you like.  

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