Monday, January 19, 2009

Baxter

Hey, I'm feeling much better. Thanks, guys! I don't why it is, but when I get a cold the symptoms themselves don't bother me much, but I have unbelievable fatigue for the first two days. Anyway....

Baxter says hi.
Maybe you didn't hear him. He'll come a little closer.
Doggie smooch!

So here's how I messed with my photo yesterday. I am so NOT a Photoshop guru. It was really very simple. First I turned the photo black and white. I didn't do my own conversion or anything; I just used PS Elements' tool. Then I added this cool texture:
It's "Ominous Clouds" from Ghostbones.
I set this layer on multiply at 100% opacity.
Then I flipped the texture photo (to get the dark part in the lower right) and layered it on my photo again. I set that layer on soft light at 51% opacity.
I added the "moon" by setting my eraser at 8%, setting the brush to the size I wanted it, and just clicking in the same spot a few times until it was the brightness I wanted.
(I discovered that part by accident when I tried to erase some of the texture. Cool, huh? Not as good an accident as discovering penicillin, but whatever.)
That's it.

22 comments:

Cari said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE these! I want a shot like that of molly!
Cari

Jena Photography said...

Aaww tell Baxter hi from me. TFS.

Reds said...

Give a kiss to Baxter back from me! Love love love these! So adorable!! And thanks for sharing how you did the texture yesterday!

--sme said...

LOVE the pooch smooch! :)

Sharon said...

That fatigue is telling you to rest. ;)

Oh Baxter is so beautiful! Awesome nose macro!

Kelly said...

aww Baxter is so cute.. Tell him Riley said hi as well. He was just sitting on my lap and saw his picture :)

Chell said...

Tell Baxter hello back. So cute. That second one seriously cracked me up!!

Meaghan said...

He's so cute!

Stephanie said...

LOVE the doggy photos! So fun!

shirley said...

HI BAXTER! I think he slobbered on me....

TFS how you created yesterday's shot.

kimbearphoto said...

i love wet dog noses! great shots.

Lauren said...

Smooches to Baxter, and I'm gonna slip him a doggy treat too, ok?

Glad you're feeling better and I LOVE how you manipulated yesterday's photo. Not bad for a sick girl!!!

Amy said...

Baxter is so cute, love the smooch! And thanks for sharing how you did the processing yesterday, I'll have to pass that on to Allyson! :)

Amy said...

p.s. Where did you get the 'ominous clouds' by ghostbones? I did a google search and found a link to Flickr that has been taken down. Help!

Linnao said...

the dog is just too cute! And thank you for your explanation on how you did yesterdays photo, very nice!

Mandy said...

Oh my word! I just LOVE the first shot. She look so inquisitive...I can almost hear what she is saying to you in her head. :P LOL Glad you are on the mend. BOTH of my ladies have colds right now, and I am trying to not catch one myself.

Donnah C said...

That is the closest I have let a dog come near me in a very long time.

Shanna Jones said...

LOVE that second shot! So cute!

Angela2932 said...

OMG, Baxter needs his own fan club! Your 2nd photo may be my all-time favorite photo of yours!

Liz said...

haha.. Izzy and Baxter would get along famously! I love the second shot, he is so cute, but don't tell him I said that, we wouldnt' want to hurt his manly doggy pride.
Your PS from yesterday is AH-Mazing girl!
I am in awe.. really.. truly in awe!

Kristen Wagner Penn said...

Thanks for the doggy kiss ;) ! I LOVE them, they are so cute. I can almost feel that wet nose!

jodar said...

These doggy phtos are so cute.I love how he is so inquisitive! Thanks for showing your ps steps.