Thursday, December 28, 2006

Holiday Greetings To Everyone.

2006 has been an exciting year for the Beery and Ballou families!

Sandy and I hope that the New Year brings Peace and Joy to everyone and may you have "Explosive Adventures" like we experienced during 2006. For those of you who know us, you may be able to figure out our "Fireworks" ! To those those of you who are Web friends, please enjoy the reflection of our year in the collage below.

A special thanks goes out to Sara and the Eclectic Academy, for their PSE 4 courses. Without Sara and her teaching techniques, the following picture would not have been possible.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Photoshop Pizzazz! - Lesson 6

Lesson 6 - Various Filters

Exercise 2

Stained Glass Filter
Stained Glass
Texturized Filter Using Itself

Liquify Filter

Final Image with Various Filters
Filtered about 7 Different Ways

Monday, December 11, 2006

Photoshop Pizzazz! - Lesson 5

Here a couple of examples of various Sketch Filters. It was fun trying various combinations. I am posting both the original and the filtered version of each picture.


Bas Relief and Conte Crayon


Bas Relief and Graphic Pen

Friday, December 01, 2006

Photoshop Pizzazz! - Lesson 4

This was a fun lesson with lots of variety. I like my results on everything except some of my Borders did not seem very dramatic, not sure what to do to improve them.

My Book
The book was really fun and cool to do. Not sure I will remember all the steps, but I have the lessons printed out for reference. My edge burn is not quite in the correct spot I still think the effect is ok. I is hard to see in the small low res image on the web, but I added some detail to the book side and bottom. I used the fibers texture on the side to give it some detail and some other texture on the darker bottom. Sorry do not remember what it was. I just experimented.

Diffuse Filter Technique

Several Border Examples

Type Filled w/Image

Sphere Examples

Monday, November 27, 2006

Photoshop Pizzazz! - Lesson 3

The following pictures are the homework posts for Lesson 3. I did not post the Brush Exercises, even though I did them. When I went to post I found that I had lost the brushes and I had not saved any of the samples. So here are the other two assignments.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Photoshop Pizzazz! - Lesson 2

Exercise 1 - Sprayed Strokes

Exercise 2 - Spatter

My Favorite - Ink Edges

Exercise 3 - Displace Filter

Exercise 4 - Shear

Motion Blur

My Photo

Pen and Ink Photo

My Photo

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Photoshop Pizzazz! - Lesson 1

Assignment 1

Exercise 1
Original Picture

Poster Edges Once

Poster Edges Twice

Exercise 2
Original for both Exercise 2 & 3

Cutout Filter w/desaturation

Exercise 3

Film Grain: Grain=8, Highlight=12, Intensity=10

Sponge: Brush Size=2, Definition=12, Smoothing=5

Dry Brush: Size=2, Detail=8, Texture=1

Colored Pencil: Width=4,Stroke Pressure=8,Paper Brightness=39

Smudge Stick: Length=7,Hightlight Area=9,Intensity=10

Neon Glow: Size=14, Brightness=19

Exercise 4
Original Picture
Gaussian Blur for Depth of Field

Exercise 5

Line Drawing

Assignment 2
Original Picture

Dry Brush

Dry Brush, Cutout w/Canvas Texture

Dry Brush, Paint Daubs and Film Grain all on one layer then Screened with Orignal

Assignment 3 - Textures
B&W Clouds w/Noise


Blue and White Clouds

Wood Grain

Assignment 4 - Artificial Smoke