Cee’s Black and White Challenge – Patterns

Abstract artwork using twirl effect and photo of a blue flower. Posted as Part of Cee's Black and White Challenge - Patterns

One Word Sunday – Point

A twirled and swirled photo of a pink and white flower. This challenge had me thinking... then I went through some images that I have twirled in the past and came across this one... I just love the points on the orange tones of the image. Below is a close up of the centre of … Continue reading One Word Sunday – Point

Black and Blue Swirl (With Instructions)

Surfing at Joss Bay Vivid Dreamy How to Swirl Open image in Photoshop.Duplicate layer Control+J (Windows) or Command+J (Mac)Convert duplicated layer to Smart Layer, by right clicking on layer and selecting Convert to Smart Layer.Add Mezzotint Filter - Pixelate - Medium StrokesAdd radial Filter - Blur - Radial Blur - Amount 76, Blur Method Zoom, … Continue reading Black and Blue Swirl (With Instructions)

Motion Blur – Giving it a go

I have seen numerous photographs across the internet of motion blur.  I am beginning to quite like this effect.  So I thought I'd give it a go. For the above shot.  I just sent the image into Photoshop from Lightroom.  Then once in Photoshop, I duplicated the layer. Then I added a motion blur filter … Continue reading Motion Blur – Giving it a go

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #74: Abstract

One form of abstract I love to do is twirling. It is created by taking a photo image and giving it a swirling effect in Photoshop. How to Create a Twirl 1.) Open your image in Photoshop 2.) With your background layer selected > select Filter > Pixelate > Mezzotint. Set your mode to “Medium … Continue reading Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #74: Abstract

Another twirling project

I've been asked how I twirl an image.. The instructions below are courtesy of Julie Powell, a fine art photographer whose work I truly admire. Please take some time to look at her work.. it is truly inspirational and beautiful. Instructions 1.) Open your image in Photoshop 2.) With your background layer selected > select … Continue reading Another twirling project

The pattern within a pattern

  I decided to twirl the above flowers in Photoshop.  And once I did the initial twirling, I created new stamped layers and then flipped them horizontally and vertically, until I got this twirl effect. It was only when I started sharpening the image detail in Lightroom did I notice the pattern within the pattern.

Lens-Artists Challenge #40 – Something Different

The challenge this week set by Tina of Travels and Trifles Blog is called Something Different.  And one of the things I love doing is called twirling, so here is a selection of images that I have given the twirl effect to. Update Patti.. one of the hosts of Lens-Artist challenge has asked about the … Continue reading Lens-Artists Challenge #40 – Something Different

A photo a week challenge – Whimsical

Whimsical Meaning 1. spontaneously fanciful or playful So for Nancy Merrill's challenge of being whimsical, I thought I would take the playful route of playing with photos in Photoshop. Using the Orb method a blue hydrangea that I used today for my flower of the day, ended up an orb. Continuing with the orb theme … Continue reading A photo a week challenge – Whimsical

Glow WordPress Photo Challenge

My God I can't believe it is over a month since I posted to this blog and participated in a WordPress Photo Challenge. Anyway one of the challenges I have missed is called Glow.  Now for me the meaning of glow is something bright.. the sun glows and casts light to enhance things.  Anyway going … Continue reading Glow WordPress Photo Challenge

Reflecting WordPress Photo Challenge

Another photography challenge set by the WordPress Photo Challenge theme is called Reflecting where they ask you create an image with a reflection. And for my submission to this theme I have used a twirl photo I created and sent it to Photoshop, where I created the reflection by using layers, layer masks and blending … Continue reading Reflecting WordPress Photo Challenge

Unusual WordPress Photo Challenge

This week's WordPress Photo Challenge is called Unusual and Lignum Draco has set the following Challenge: For this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge, please post a photo that is unusual in some way for you, whether it be through technique, by subject, or in some other unique way. This theme is wide open to interpretation because … Continue reading Unusual WordPress Photo Challenge

Abstract Art

Let's get the sob story out first.... on my poor knee .... I can hardly walk with it at times...  (Now that is quite enough attention-seeking from you young old lady).  Anyway due to this knee we've not been out since we got back from Scotland a couple of weeks ago... and so I am rather … Continue reading Abstract Art