Saturday, September 24, 2016

Come Into my Parlor

Come Into my Parlor

Yo kittehs! The past few weeks I've been playing around with some one-click ipawd apps so I thought I'd change it up just a bit and go back to good ol' Photoshop. This art is better suited for your parlor rather than a studio so come in to my faux parlor for a closer look-see.

I thought I'd use the same techniques on both images but got sidetracked by something I thought looked better. My fellow artists know how that is. For both I started out with the sketch action but that's black and white and I felt the need to add some soft color. I decided to play with the blending modes. The image way up top on the wall—you can see it better below—uses the linear light mode. It gives a little bit of color and you can still see the sketch effect. As always you can biggify each work for a closer view.

Come Into my Parlor

In the bottom one on my wall I applied the sketch action but I wanted a darker color. I wasn't satisfied with linear light. Instead I used the vivid light blending mode. The result is I pop out of the image. Those are TW's grubby hands holding a shmousey toy which you can mistake for a flower in the sketch.

Come Into my Parlor

Aah, the middle one is the center piece so I saved it for last. I decided to go for broke.  I noticed it had a bit too much white for my liking. Using the art I'd just created, I used the magic eraser to get rid of all the white. Then I used a pastel watercolor overlay at about 30% opacity to give it the illusion of clouds. Magically I'm smelling a flower in the great outdoors!

Come Into my Parlor

I know that Superphoto and Dreamscope are really sexy apps and I'll prolly go back to them next week. I just thought I'd make TW work since she's too dizzy to do anything else. Hope you have big plans to use the weekend wisely.

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 use them. If you'd like to see more Caturday art, click the link and check out the other kitties showing their artwork this week. You'll find all kinds of art styles and one of them is bound to catch your [cat] fancy.

25 comments:

Colehaus Cats said...

Those are really cool photos, CK. WAY over our humans heads, but wow! Those could be framed and hung!

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

They are very cool effects. My human prefers working in Photoshop - if it just takes one click, she figures anyone can do them.

Flynn said...

Those are lovely effects. I like the pastel colours in the last one.

Brian said...

Those are super cool CK and we do like the photoshop too!

robin lorraine williamson said...

I love all the effects you are beautiful have a great week zen hugs and purrs

The Florida Furkids said...

Love those effects!! We hope TW is feeling better.
The Florida Furkids

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

You did a perfect job! We really like how you filled in the white! Gorgeous. Hopefully TW will feel better soon :)

Mariodacat said...

Those are both really cool looking CK. You are getting so good as an Artist!

The Menagerie Mom said...

CK, we love these! You sure have a serious talent for using those Photoshop effects. We have zero skill in that, so we really admire your creativity.

And, the dizzies are really no fun, so we hope TW gets to feeling better! I'm sure you make the purrfect nurse, right, CK?

Kitties Blue said...

Your mom is too, too clever, C.K. Our dad works in Lightroom and Photoshop, but Mom knows nothing about either. We do like the last one the best. The rosy glow adds a lot. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Caista Jo

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

Mom L wishes she knew more about PSE. She will learn one day

The Swiss Cats said...

Wow, we love those effects, CK ! The first picture made us think of some Japanese art. That's really cool ! Purrs

Caren Gittleman said...

these are gorgeous CK!! Love them! catchatwithcarenandcody

Sweet Purrfections said...

Your mom is doing such a great job with PhotoShop

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

I so admire the time you spend on your artwork each week and the amount of creativity you have! The last one is our favorite :)

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

WE always think your artwork is great CK!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

You are so talented with the editing, great art CK.

Tamago said...

Today's art works are so elegant and beautiful. I love the effect that gave illusion of clouds. You look dreamy :-)

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Hi darling, You look pretty trippy in all these--now *I* feel dizzy. You are more than welcome to come snuggle up while you mourn your Buzz. I know it is hard when we lose a beloved friend :-( XOXOXOXO

meowmeowmans said...

You sure did a great job with that Photoshop magic, CK. Bravo!

Marie Symeou said...

Love them all, but we think we like the last one best :)

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

SpittySpeaks said...

Good monring, my sweet. So the Human has already abandoned me for a few hours. I'm a little lonely, if you know what I mean and I think you do. XOXOXO

Anonymous said...

We think you look gawjus as always CK. TW is very talented. Have a pawsum day.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

Jean Neilson said...

Well, CK these are artsy photos but I think my fave is the pastel picture.

Shoko

Three Chatty Cats said...

All three look great, but I really like the bottom one. You're one talented (and stunning) kitty!