Tuesday, January 27, 2009

displacement maps

I have been going to find out about displacement maps for sometime and I have finally done it, most of the photos on the altered photo blog are displacement maps, here are a few of the photos I have used as displacement maps,

When I started this I didn’t really think about categories for posts so just made a design play cat. but I think now I might change and add more categories like, displacement maps, gradient maps, layers, etc. I am still enjoying it and learning as well,

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Lews castle grounds

I had to go into Stornoway this morning and when I had finished I decided to go for a walk in the grounds around Lews castle college, the day was misty rain and sun early but was becoming more sun and less rain, it was a nice walk I am glad I went, I walked up to the top of gallows hill from where you get an almost birds eye view of Stornoway and surrounds,


across the moor to the hills of west Lewis, the tops are covered in cloud,

across the minch to the mainland,

some gorse already in flower! it has been mild (just wish it was less wet),

I have been doing a little hand sewing on some ufos so I guess they are now wips, nothing great just some strip landscape scenes in Harris tweed that I cut out over 7 years ago (I know this because I did them when I was on Scalpay and I have been on Lewis 7 years now, time flies), I am enjoying playing/learning photoshop elements and am thinking of some as pieces of fabric, starting points,

Thursday, January 08, 2009

altered photo a day

sorry I know I’m a week late but good new years wishes to all,
I thought I would post the source photos for my altered photo a day blog, incase anyone was interested to see how much the photos were changed, I am really enjoying playing with photoshop elements and finding out what all those filters etc. do, I have given details under one photo showing what I did and which photo it is on the
other blog,

Design play two, I used auto contrast to give more depth then changed hue and saturation, I love changing hue and saturation the colours are amazing, hue was -170 and saturation was +100, then I tried a few other things but when I tried spherize I liked it, the settings were as they come up 100% normal, then I thought what does solarize do and wow I liked it so kept it, then I thought enough now stop, so I saved and posted,

These are the other six photos from the first week,