Saturday, January 30, 2010

Three from the Dude

Three fun ones from the Dude. First is an image I took in the Saint Louis airport -- a girls waits for a late plane. Brought it into ArtistsTouch and ran Picasso on it. Then brought both the original image and the ArtistsTouch image into PicMix and painted back to girl's face from the original image. Brought the resulting image into HDRcam and worked some faux HDR magic on it. Then into Fotomuse to add the woman's face on the left. Finally into Crop'n'Frame to add a complimenting frame.

Earlier I'd given a lecture to the Disney Corporation. Hanging in front of an office was a photo of Walt himself printed on a sheer piece of fabric. I grabbed a quick photo through the fabric with the office in the background. Took it into ToonPaint and converted it to a marvelous graphic. Added colors in ToonPaint and then framed it in Crop'n'Frame.

Finally, an image I took this morning from my daughter's house in the low Sierra. This is actually a 3 panel HDR panorama. Took two images of each of the three panels (over and under exposed) and blended them together on Pro HDR. Then stitched the three results into a Panorama on AutoStitch. Finally brought the whole image into Photoshop (I know, cheating) and painted it with a filter called Simplify by Topaz Labs. (click the image to see it larger)

How many times have I said it -- Too Much Fun!

Floral Fixation II

Digital Diva here again. It has now gotten to the point that I can't remember all the apps I've used to create these tropical plant images. I know that Photogene, Photoforge, DXP, and Vihgo were involved to varying degrees. Also EdgePix and Crop N Frame. I just kept piling on and was working so fast I neglected to keep track of the process. I lost myself in the art play. Ultimately, that's a good thing, I think.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Floral Fixation in iPhone Photos

Digital Diva here. I love flowers, especially when you can art them up with iPhone apps. For this shot, I used ArtCamera to invert a shot of pink rose blossoms. then I ran ArtCamera's Picasso filter. Edging/framing and lettering over the photo are from FotoMuse app.

I took a photo of a sunflower head lying on my patio table. (Okay, it was lying there because I put it there, whatever.) Anyway, I optimized it in Photogene with a little extra saturation, ran the Picasso filter in ArtCamera, did edging in either EdgePix (no longer available) or Crop N Frame, then ran the Rusty filter in Vihgo app. Whew!

And finally, took a shot of an amaryllis and arced it in iDroste app. I double exposed that image with the original image of the amaryllis. Then the framing as above - and finally ran the Canvas filter in Vihgo app.

Stay tuned for more of my floral fixation in the future, because I'm surely not done yet! You can find more cool digital art pix from me and my photo buddies on my other site The Digital Diva.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Honolulu Morning

Digital Dude here. Morning coffee on a trip to Honolulu last week. Looked across the patio to see a young girl reading the paper. Lovely graphic and harmony of colors. Grabbed a quick shot before she looked up.

Brought the shot into ArtCamera and ran the filter "brush strokes" on it. Then brought it up in Photogene to straighten and brighten it.

Then brought it up in Edgepix and ran the filter "rough painted edges"

Finally, one more time in Edgepix and ran "square faded edges"

Probably should have just walked over and asked for her email address so I could send it to her. Yeah, right...

Seeing A Flower Really

"Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven't time, and to see takes time - like to have a friend takes time. " quote by Georgia O' Keefe

Digital Diva here - going back to my obsession with this famous artist's flower abstractions. One of the reasons I like to "paint" blooms on the iPhone is to take more time with it, to really "see" them.

Here I've used the GooeyFaces iPhone app on a plumeria blossom and then double exposed the "painted blossom" with the original using the DXP app.

I loved the vibrant colors of this Amaryllis bloom. After painting with GooeyFaces, I finished off the final image with framing using the Photogene app.

I am enamored of ti leaves, especially the pink and green varieties. This shot of ti in my garden was 'mushed' with GooeyFaces, of course, and then framed in Photogene.