Today I decided to play around with Photoshop and found these tutorials online. They’re in my favorite format — written — and my favorite price — free. So yeah, I jumped right in. 🙂 I did a few basic things and then decided to try and create a “sketch” from a photograph. Since I didn’t like the picture they provided, I lifted one from the daughter-person’s Facespace account, which I will show y’all here with her permission.
I like this picture because of the colors and because it’s of my daughter. She’s totally wearing a wig, y’all. Anyway, I followed these instructions and came up with this “masterpiece” ahahahaha:
Then I realized that the source picture is kinda blurry which is probably why the sketch didn’t turn out very well. And I cut out way too much of the background, so I kept looking on the tutorial site and found out how to sharpen blurry pictures up via this tutorial and decided to try both on the same picture. The first attempt was disastrous, so I deleted it (after an hour of trying to make it work) but the second attempt is this… which turned out pretty well, I think. At least in this one, she has a defined jaw. ^_^ I dunno if I got the “sketch” part down, but whatever. It was fun.
I like playing in Photoshop so I’ll probably keep trying new things. I dunno if the daugther-person will want me to keep showing her picture all over the place, but she did say I could post it here. She’s my youngest, by the way. She’ll be 29 this year… We’re all getting old. ^_^ Anyway, that’s me, showing off. I haven’t done much knitting or crocheting lately, and the daily prompts have been… meh. So I have this.