Friday, April 16, 2010

Special Effects Projects Friday

Our next series will be on Special Effects. These images were all created by my students at the community college where I teach. I continue to be charmed and inspired by the creativity of the people in my Emeritus classes!

Filter Magic

Filters are easy to use if you understand Photoshop Elements, and the results are a delight! You never know what is going to occur when you start applying these versatile effects.

Below are three filter examples. The first one was done by Betty Malone. She understands how to apply the special features available to her and her images never fail to stand out.

Below she has applied the Cut Out Filter to a lovely image she took of tulips at the Dallas Arboretum. Then using a different set of filters, she turned her colored picture into a pencil sketch!

Valerie Jagiello is an expert with filters and presents them beautifully in her own special process called Pade Cell prints.

Can you see why it is so easy for me to brag about my student's creativity?

It is my belief that the wealth of talent that I see expressed in my classroom comes from many years of living. All of the colors, textures, people and places we have experienced combine into a well of creativity that can be tapped and shared to benefit ourselves as well as others.

"Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!" ~Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!

A special thank you to Betty Malone and Valarie Jagiello for their contributions to our blog.


Anonymous said...

Looks like fun!

Anonymous said...

Well done!