Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Last Crossing; The Uncertain Sky

The Last Crossing; The Uncertain Sky, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. For
Donna Scott. A rough Smudge painting. Here's the sandwich version.

7 comments:

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

oops, sorry, I posted this by mistake, it was supposed to go elsewhere, but I think I'll leave unless you object.

Mike Kline said...

I like it! How in the world do you get smudge to look so cool!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I've done a number more iterations of this since I accidentally posted it.

Here's what I do:

In photoshop: take a photo or art, make a duplicate layer, apply noise, make another layer, label it "paint". Use the smudge brush at a HIGH setting (eg: 87-93) and a fairly large size. You have to fool around a little with each one to get the setting you like. Then you just paint over it with brush strokes and presto--a painting. (It can be pretty labor intensive, though, depending on how careful you are). If you then sandwich it back with the original, it looks pretty cool--this one has NOT been sandwiched back, but if you go to IMAGIK, you can see one that has. Depends on the effect you want.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

oh I forgot to mention you have to select use all layers. That way, all your painting is in the new layer and you can delete it without damaging the picture and start over if you screw up really bad.

TRAVELSHOP said...

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milo said...

well done Mary!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks so much, Milo! :-D