Sunday, October 16, 2011

Holey Moly/ Creative Exchange

 Back side of holey old barn

I love old barns and am lucky that I live in a rural area where there are plenty for me to photograph. The more holes the better and this one sure was holey!

I took this photo more than a couple of years ago but was never happy with the photos (I do hope I'm a way better photographer now!) until I decided to try the filter in Photoshop Elements called Pencil Sketch.

 Close up of first photo's left-hand side

In layers, I applied Pencil Sketch, next duplicated the layer and then multiplied the two and merged down.

Next I changed the opacity to somewhere between 70 and 80% and voila! some colour from the original layer came through.

 Foundation on left-hand side

I repeated the process for all four photos and now I am happier with the look.

Holes on front side of barn

I am connecting to Creative Exchange HERE.

34 comments:

Zosia said...

Interesting result. Have a great Sunday!

Sandra said...

woo hoo, my kind of playing going on. i like these. plus the fun of it all.

Jill said...

Neat results. Sure is fun to see what can be done with a photograph!

Jo said...

That is a lovely result. What fun to "fix" a photo! Your photos are always beautiful. Greetings Jo

Lois Evensen said...

Very, very nice!

Saun said...

Great job I love it

Phil said...

Some great results with that experiment. Thanks for the tip, I'm off to try it with a few bird pictures.

Roan said...

Love the end result!

Lowell said...

Sometimes, this kind of treatment is the only thing to do to satisfy your sensibilities about what a photo should look like. Great fun and you did a nice job!

Rose said...

EG,these are great.

cieldequimper said...

ALmost like a cartoon, cool!

Randy said...

Very cool!

Gillian Olson said...

Great effects,

RedPat said...

What a techie you are! Great results.

Small City Scenes said...

Very cool, EG. Does it take long to do all the layering etc? Of course I do like the colors in the previous post. LOL MB

George said...

You did a wonderful job with this picture. The pencil sketches are exquisite.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Great effect. As you may know I'm a compulsive tweaker of pictures, but I never thought of that one.

Gill - That British Woman said...

"more holey than Godly," as I would say!!!

Great tweaking of the photo,

Gill

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love what you've done. Very creative application of the tools you have.

Buttons said...

Oh I love all of them. I am with you a holey barn always makes me smile. We are lucky to have an abundant amount of beautiful barns in Ontario. I have been documenting them as a lot are falling down never to return again. This makes me sad but being a big barn owner I know how much money it costs to keep them up. Sad but reality.
Sorry long comment :) B

Jack said...

These could be illustrations for a children's book. A new career for you, EG!

Farmchick said...

Nice creations here. I love everything that can be done with processing.

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Nice touch...

Jenn Jilks said...

Good for your for working at it! Well done.

see you there! said...

Amazing what you do with Photoshop. It is probably a good thing I don't know how to use it. Can you imagine the hours I'd spend?

Darla

Martha Z said...

I like the way these came out. It has been a while since I played with any of the filters in elements, perhaps I will have more time as soon as the weather drives me inside.

NatureFootstep said...

hm, that filter was good for the barn shots. Love it. :)

Lesley said...

This seems to be a fun solution to those not so perfect photos!

lisa said...

Now that's a lot of natural light, and I LOVE what you did with these. They look like sketches!

Thank you so much for sharing these today at The Creative Exchange.

Have a great evening!

lisa.

Lui said...

Fun tweaks!
My tweak tools are drooly dog apps which is pretty fun too.

And I love barn photos 'cause we don't have those here. We only have shanties.

Judy said...

That really changes up the photos! I spent a long time looking at them, unsure of what I felt, and they grew on me! I decided my favourite is the third one, with the foundation stones!!

bailey-road.com said...

Your processing shows off all the details in the photos!

DebC said...

Great choice of how to process these photos.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I am glad to see that you are having fun with the filters. I do like what you have done here. The photo looks like an illustration. Way to go. V

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