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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

self-portrait Tuesday


The current yarn I’m knitting with is so carmelly yummy to me I can’t keep my hands off it. So I had to take its portrait.

In post-pro, I started fooling around with some of the Artistic Filters in Photoshop. Now even though I was taught in school that most of these effects were what the instructor haughtily called “cheese whiz”, there are a few I really adore.


I took the original picture from above and processed it using the Paint Daubs filter. You can use the sliders to control brush size, texture and highlight to make a painterly effect on your pix.

Some people say it looks like water color painting; others say acrylic. It slightly blurs the color areas while maintaining the edges. If you look at the strands of yarn, they look a little painted.


Here is the orginal tossed with the Plastic Wrap filter. It adds wet looking edges on the highlight areas. I think it adds dimension and a motion effect, here topped off by more brush strokes and swirls.

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