Thank you every one for your wonderful comments on my last post, you guys make my day, and for that I am forever grateful!
One of the comments from my last post was from my sweet friend Loi who you all may know from the fabulous blog and shop Tone on Tone. He asked if the image of bluebirds was a single image, or if I had merged more than one image to incorporate the 2 birds. It's a great question, and I'm so glad he asked it.
(same image as the first one but cropped and desaturated except for the bird)
So none of the images I post either on my blog, or on my website have elements from one image overlayed into another image...but maybe one day! Have you ever seen an amazing image with the perfect full moon...it may just be the combination of several images, and I think that's cool!
Now, the artwork I create with Mary Beth is created using lots of layers....sometimes more than 100, but when it comes to cutting and pasting with more realistic imagery, well I'm a bit of a flop at it so I stick with basic textures and actions to create each picture.
But that's not to say that you can't do plenty with textures and actions, which in its own way is the baby step program into combining images. As you can see in this post, taking a basic image and "playing" with it in PS or PSE can be very rewarding and it can give your images a whole new look.
So for now I will be content with creating images that rely on all of the elements being in the shot from the get go. Am I confusing you, because I'm starting to be a little confused myself!
One day I hope to be skilled enough to take a bluebird from one shot, a flower from another, and the moon in another and pull them altogether into one amazing shot. I just have to wait until I can create something that someone with even the keenest eye would say to themselves...."hmm, does she or doesn't she?!" Don't hold your breath though, it will be a long time coming! :-)
I hope you all have a very Happy Weekend. There are lots of cool flea markets in my neck of the woods this weekend so I might just get into a bit of trouble!