Saturday, June 27, 2015

Caturday Art: Grazing in the Grass


Today I don’t have to do a lot of blog hopping because I already submitted my entry to 52 Snapshots. I am participating in the Caturday Art Blog Hop hosted by Athena and Marie.

I decided to do something a bit different but nonetheless stunning. You know we believe that indoor cats should stay indoors because of all the dangers that lurk outside in the form of dogs, cars, crazy people who would poison cats, etc.

I’m an indoor cat who stays indoors but this week finds me lurking in the tall grass, waiting to pounce on something or someone. Yep, we’re playing around with Photoshop double exposures. One of the actions TW bought was a double exposure action which came with some cool textures.

We took this blurry image from analog film …


made another layer which we added the double exposure action and than the grass. We played around with the opacity till we got it the way we wanted (below). But it needed something more to make it art so we went with a white vignette border, which you can see above on the final art piece.


We didn’t exactly play along with the rules of the action so we made another one following directions this time. We put the original photo in one layer and the grass on another layer. One click combined them both. Here’s what we got. I know I prefer the image above cos I look more like I’m lurking and less like I’m made of grass. Which one do you like best?


I know you can get a double exposure with Pixaz and other online photo editors but sometimes it’s fun to pick your own scenery and do it from scratch. This kitteh likes to control the shots and this grass is making me itchy. Scratch, scratch.

Even thought I never left the condo, I’ve been grazing in the grass and it’s been a gas. Anybuddy wanna virtually join me for some fun and games?

26 comments:

The Swiss Cats said...

We would love to join you ! That's a very cool effect, we were sure you were outdoor ! Purrs

Angel Prancer Pie said...

That's the only way we're gonna get to the grass, too.
Cool effects!

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I think the final photo - the very top one - is great! I don't get to play in the grass either, even though I get to go out in a harness and leash, mainly because most of the grass here is brown!

Minni said...

Dearest pal, I haven't forgotten you even I was silent (Stupid Lady was busy playing with rats) but here I am active again. Your photo is so cool, I love its summer vibe. And I will join you anything you want, fun and games sounds super interesting!

Tamago said...

Oh I love your art images. This is such a cool effect. Really looks like you are in grass!

Brian said...

That is super cool CK and you look terrific in green!

Katie Isabella said...

Beautifully done CK. Love the first one best!

Deb Barnes said...

What fun and that sure is the best and safest way to go outside! Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey Gang

modern nomad said...

Really nice!
have a wonderful weekend...

Noodle and crew

Marie Symeou said...

Love it! It's so creative :)

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Kitties Blue said...

The last photo is too muddled. We like the one without the vignette border and the first one with. You look stunning grazing in the grass! TW did good. Hope to see you tomorrow for Sunday Selfies. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That is great art. Phoebe would eat every piece of that grass if she could.

Anonymous said...

We fink they all look cool, but we do like da one dat makes yous look like yous be stalkin' stead of CK made of gwass. Have a gweat weekend.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

Caren Gittleman said...

that is one of my all time favorites! CK looks like a jungle kitty!!!

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

You look stunning in the jungle grass, CK !

XOXO

Melissa and Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

That is such cool artwork...it looks like you're really hiding out in the grass!

Penelope TheCatFromHell said...

CK! Yous is a JUNGLE CAT! Mes LOVES! Loves! LOVES this! Yous Rocks!
Kisses
Nellie

Gattina said...

That's just beautiful ! excellent creation !

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

Looks like you're prowling in the jungle! We like the one in the middle.

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

Looks like you're prowling in the jungle! We like the one in the middle.

meowmeowmans said...

We agree with you, CK. The one that makes you look like you're stalking is a real winner. :)

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

CK that was fantastic we loved your spfx

Mijn domein said...

WOW! The pictures are amazing, CK. Purrfectly done! Pawkisses for a Happy Sunday. Little Binky and Granny :) <3

Ms. Phoebe said...

We would play with mew in the jungle anytime Keisha! Mewz stunning looks would mesmerize the enemy in to submission!! MOL!

-Clove & Kaspars

Flynn said...

You look lovely in the grass CK. I have long grass too which is safe from predators and crazy people. Would you like to come and join me? It is lovely and cool in the breeze.

Clooney said...

So cool, love your Caturday art for this week!