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!