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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Playing with Photoshop

I recently took some photos around sunset.
I was near Swede Point Park,
just outside of Madrid, Iowa.
The pictures all turned out different
as I was near the river valley and so some
pictures were dark, with the sunset behind,
while others were brighter with the last
of the sun making the trees glow.
There were a few pictures I really liked,
but most were pretty ordinary.
So I played.
Playing in my Photoshop program
is like a kid playing with art supplies.
I just had fun creating various effects
with the tools in Photoshop Elements.

dry brush effect

stained glass effect

added a border


glowing edges

glass--small lens effect

paint daubs effect
This was near Swede Point, looking
west towards Woodward.

water color effect
The Des Moines River is low right
now you can see the remains of an old
bridge to the north of the current 210 bridge.

glowing edges effect
This photo shows the Highway 210 bridge
west of Madrid, with the High Trestle
Trail bike bridge in the background.


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