Saturday, June 11, 2016

Taking My Art Outdoors

Taking My Art Outdoors

Today I'm taking my art outside cos the weather has been so nice. The world is my gallery! To celebrate I decided to do something a bit different. When TW takes a pic that's too dark, we use the Auto Tone or Auto Color to brighten it. That, in fact, takes the yellow out of pics with artificial lighting. If it's still too dark, we try the levels adjustment. Occasionally the images will turn out usable and sometimes they turn out artsy like my lead photo on Wednesday.

If TW is trying to make a pic lighter, she clicks on the far right brush and clicks a light part of the image. Not having taken any Photoshop classes, she doesn't know if what she's doing is right or wrong but it tends to help more than the exposure setting and is quicker than playing with the brightness/contrast.

Taking My Art Outdoors

To make this art, she selected the light tone dropper. Instead of playing by the rules and clicking on my white chest, she selected on my dark Russian Blue furs. The result is almost a pastel drawing.

Taking My Art Outdoors

Then we played around with the midtones and got a very colorful, almost posterized effect. No one would believe that's a red wall behind me. Heh heh.

Taking My Art Outdoors

I figured you guys are tired of that first pic, so I played with another one from the same set of pics. Instead of levels, we decided to play with curves and then we used the accented edges filter. I hope you can biggify it to see the precious look on my face.

I'll bet you guys with Photoshop Elements can play around with this too and come up with some inneresting art. On the other hand, you guys who know PS are prolly shaking your heads. Sometimes ignorance can turn into some blissful art. Did you ever click something you didn't mean to and create something wonderful?

Thanks to Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty for hosting the Caturday Art Blog Hop so I can mess around with Photoshop and all the cool online apps that are so easy a cat can do them.



23 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

My human hasn't had time to play around with Photoshop for a while - she needs to do that with more pics of me!

The Daily Pip said...

I love these effects. I am not very good at figuring out photoshop aside from the very basic stuff. Need to find some time to have some fun with it!

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Oh you are so artsy CK we always enjoy your Caturday Artwork.

Brian said...

You are the most stunning artist CK!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am impressed, I figured TW had taken classes in photoshop. Very nice effects.

Flynn said...

Your artwork is lovely. My mum couldn't create something even if it hit her in the face.

The Florida Furkids said...

Nice artwork. Mom needs to be braver when experimenting with PE.

The Florida Furkids

Marie Symeou said...

Amazing art and great tips!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Nellie Kowalik said...

WOW! We don't have Photoshop elements, but this makes us wish we did.
I love the pastel one the best!
Kisses
Nellie

Kitties Blue said...

C.K., our dad uses PhotoShop and LightRoom, but our mom doesn't know a thing about either. Nevertheless, she knows you created some very nice art. She loves to experiment as well. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Tamago said...

Such beautiful images. I especially love the one with the pretty pastel colors!

Maxwell Faraday Richman said...

well at least TW dedicates TIME to making your photos even more stunning than they already are, CK! Ours is "too busy" to photoshop lately *cough*cough*

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

Is Auto Tone the same thing as Auto Adjust in PicMonkey or more sophisticated? I really wish I had the courage (and the time) to learn PS.

The Island Cats said...

Very nice. The mom really needs to learn PhotoShop.

Caren Gittleman said...

Lookin' good CK! The Hood never looked so good! catchatwithcarenandcody

meowmeowmans said...

Those are some great works of art of our favorite work of art (YOU, CK)! TW sure did an awesome job in PhotoShop!

Three Chatty Cats said...

Looks like the TW is doing something right, even if she's never taken a Photoshop class. You should definitely get a big billboard to display your art on, CK.

robin lorraine williamson said...

love your art mom took a class along long time ago she's ages old and can't remember alot of it so she plays it by ear tw does a great job. Mom likes the HDR effect on picmonkey it really brings out my fur check it out it might make it easier one click trick have a great week

Gattina said...

You did an excellent job !

Dragonheart, Merlin, and Devi said...

Lovely works of art! You should be featured on outdoor billboards!

Anonymous said...

Every piece of your art is a masterpiece, CK :) Pawkisses for a Sunny Day :) <3

Herman TattleCat said...

Hi CK - I love the photo of your with the red wall. All the photos are super artsy. My mom plays around with photo art too. Sometimes the best stuff comes when she has no idea what she's doing.

Jean Neilson said...

CK all your art work is very well done. You see, you got us picking favourites now. My fave is the 2nd. picture. It reminds me of the song, "Blue by you." You are blue....not sad just blue.

Shoko