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Friday, February 26, 2016

This week's rock of the week

I have been playing around in Photoshop and have discovered how easy it is to modify images to make them look superior.First, I scan the rock I want to present, then I scan a background (in this case, a silky blue piece of fabric). Then, I twist the fabric and wrap a rubber band around it and place it on the scanner in such a way that it's folds are pointed toward the center.In Photoshop, I put the rock on a separate layer as I use a filter to twirl the fabric in the background.After this is done, I work on adding drop shadows,highlights and a bevel to bring the rock into prominence.Lastly, I use the hue and saturation tool to change the colors on the silky background.You like?

Monday, February 22, 2016

The Rock of the Week

Okay, so I've been lazy about posting the rock of the week. It's not honest when I update the blog every three or four weeks. and then call what I post," The Rock of the Week". Sometimes I don't scan the rocks, or even take a quick pic of them with my Iphone. Like anyone, i like to put my best foot forward, and some weeks go by where I don't have a nice rock to post.Besides this,my work schedule has increased and I've added another Market. Sebastopol on Sundays has proven to be a good market, but I've also had to keep production up without sacrificing quality.I hope that you would agree that my artistic sensibilities are still in tact.Perhaps the rock picture below is a testament to that.It is a composite of images that I put together in Photoshop to showcase an image I would like to see on a poster.