Friday, December 28, 2007

Josh and Sonya's Wedding

I am back posting to my photo blog after a long absence. It is good to be back and working with photos again. Below you will see a unique picture I made of my nephew's wedding. I recently gave them this picture for a Christmas present and thought I would share it with everyone. It uses many techniques that I have leaned in Photoshop Elements, along with some different and unique poses at the wedding. If you have any questions on how the final composite was generated please contact me.

Initial Pose

Second Pose

Initial Pose for Globe

Initial Rings Pose

Final Result

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

RBB Literature

The following pictures depict the new RBB Literature. As you may know I normally use this Blog to post my homework for my PSE 4 lessons that I am taking from the Eclectic Academy. However, as you can see from the literature below, I have been so busy using what I have learned from Sara to develop our new literature, that I had minimal time for actual homework. Thus I was only able to finish the first three lessons on the last course. I did print out all the lessons and will complete them as time permits.

In addition I have been taking photos for our newsletter that will come out in two weeks along with tweaks on our web site:

And at home we are in the process of remodeling 3 rooms in our house. I am trying my hand at Faux painting!! My colorwashing using a brush turned out great, now to s
ee if the metallic look is going to work in the new master bath. Whew, I get tired just typing what the last 3 months have been like. Soon, maybe the drywall dust will all be gone!!!

Note: There are some typos and some alignment issues that need to be fine tuned before the literature is printed. The brochure is 8 pages, thus I am showing the front and back as individual pages and the internal pages as a double wide page, which is how it would appear in print.

Note: As always if you click on a picture you will get a larger version with more detail.

Front Cover

Pages 2-3

Pages 4-5

Pages 6-7

Back Cover

Friday, February 02, 2007

Photoshop More Pizzazz! - Lesson 3

Really had fun with this lesson. Clear brush painting was really different and the Actions from Panos were fantastic. I got carried away and posted way more that 2 Action Samples. All of the actions used were the free ones for Elements from Panos.

Clear Brush Painting

Original for Brush

Abstract Lions

Using Action Variations on Several Pictures

Puzzle Variations using a Picture of Sandy and me that my Uncle made recently in his first course from Sara.

Original for all of the Various Actions

Stamp Action

Spiral Action

Puzzle Action

Unsolved Puzzle

Photo Album

Cracked Wall Painting

Big Picture

Rubik Cube

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Photoshop More Pizzazz! - Lesson 2

Replacing Face in Victorian Picture.
Results shown in both B/W and Sepia



Tabloid Generation

Original Picture


More Face Replacement

I think Daisy is beginning to look more and more like one of her owners everyday. In fact I would suspect that very soon she will be sitting in the chair and John will be chasing paper balls around on the floor! :-)

Special Effects

Deckled Edges on Picture

Torn Paper Edge

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Photoshop More Pizzazz! - Lesson 1

The 1st Lesson used different techniques and styles to create Candy. Also we were to download some free 3rd party Layer Styles and use them. This resulted in the following.

Buckeyes & Lifsavers on a Backgound combination of Different Layer Styles