Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Digital Whisper Ning Site Challenge - Using Pen Tool

This digital art challenge was a little bit different. A member of the Digital Whisper Ning Site, Veronica,  gave us four pictures to choose from. The idea was to practice using the pen tool in Photoshop.  If you haven't used Photoshop, the pen tool is one of the more difficult ones to master. I've played around with Photoshop for several years, and have basically ignored the pen tool. I know. This is boring, and you want me to get to the point. A person can use the pen tool to make a selection and cut out that one part from a picture. I chose the picture of a boat below, and used the pen tool to select and cut out the boat.



I then combined several pictures to create a weird background.  Wait a minute. I just lied. I created the background first, and then wondered what in the world I was going to do with it. I rarely have any idea of what I going to make before I start a digital collage. That's when I remembered the pen challenge, and decided to cut out the boat. I digitally pasted the boat into the background, and then played around with all the layers. I ended up with the picture below I titled Alien Sunset. If you would like to get a better view, just click on the picture for a larger version. Thanks for looking!

5 comments:

  1. Oh William, your background looks as though someone drank too much Christmas Port and Sherry mixed, passed out under the Christmas tree, looked up and this is what he saw!
    Actually it's fantastic, I don't know how you came up with that.
    I have a pen tool but haven't done much with it and honestly wouldn't use it just to cut a subject out of a picture when I can do that in an easier way.
    I shall really try and get into it soon. I want to draw little people, something like Ozzie Marie does. What do you think?
    Hugs xx

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  2. OUTSTANDING. Bravo. WHOOP!

    The pen tool stumps me. I tried yesterday to actually FIND it on my PSE8, but had no luck. So this challenge is WAAAAAY beyond my talents, so I'll just have to say that I know BILL and his piece is what I would have made!!!

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  3. Outstanding . . . gorgeous colors too!

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS SIR WILLIAM! TO YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES.

    Carolyn S

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  4. WOW! THIS IS SO COOL! AND THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR LUVVERLY COMMENTS XXXXXXX

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  5. Fabulous- a kaleidoscope of color and brilliant use of imagery Bill. Wow! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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