Thursday, January 29, 2009

My Valentine



Yes, I know it's not Valentine's Day yet, but I just discovered how to add textures to my photos, and I'm having an enormous amount of fun playing with Photoshop.  This photo, alone, was nothing to write home about.  But with some texture and a quotation, I really like the way it turned out.  I think I will use it as a Valentine's Day card.  :)

33 comments:

  1. That will be a gorgeous card, I love the way the photo turned out, you have great talent!
    Happy Valentines Day....

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  2. The photo came out beautiful Mary. So soft and pretty. Now you'll have to share your secret with me ; )

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  3. I love PS, I just wish I had more time to play with it. This looks fantastic, Mary.

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  4. It's beautiful! May I lift a copy of it and make a card, too?

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  5. Gorgeous! This will make a wonderful card!

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  6. Brilliant! How long did it take you to learn this new skill? I think I could putter with Photoshop all day long for days on end and never learn a thing...I keep forgetting what I did know.

    This will make a beautiful card or print. Framed it would be romantic. Just delightful...

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  7. I really do need to start playing more with photoshop. That looks wonderful!!! Great Job...

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  9. Mary,

    Just gorgeous! I hope you share your Photoshop tips someday.

    Nicole,

    Not to be rude, but your ad seems a bit out of place?

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  10. Wonderful creation! Love the quote you added.
    Lorri

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  11. Thanks, Vanessa. I deleted the ad. :)

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  12. That looks lovely..especially sitting in my sidebar...I had to click on it!

    Hugs,
    Robin

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  13. Wonderful idea, nothing is better to get then something homemade from the heart and the photo is so pretty it's just an added bonus!

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  14. Do you not just LOVE playing with photoshop?? I can spend hours and hours messing with my photos! I love the texture on this one.

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  15. Love it Mary! That is just beautiful :)

    Hugs,
    Dena

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  16. This is beautiful - Have you thought of doing a tutorial for us newbies?

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  17. How gorgeous! You've certainly mastered this new technique!

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  18. It's beautiful and will make a gorgeous Valentine's Card. Thoreau was such a smart man. Love the quote.

    ♥hugs♥

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  19. Belated Happy Birthday. Wonderful pictures, flowers, silver and sunshine, all of it.

    I want to steal your Valentine's Card!

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  20. Lovely Mary !!!

    Kathy :)

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  21. I'm loving your new texturizing! this is gorgeous

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  22. Oh, Mary, it's lovely!
    Aren't textures FABULOUS?? thank you for the link on Flickr.. her texture offerings are amazing! Photoshop is addictive! There is so much you can do with it!
    xoxo~
    Abbie
    (we got another 18" of white s*#t yesterday!)

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  23. Now print out 12, place in very pretty box, put a price tag on it and sell it.

    Di

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  24. No..keep it. Make everyone jealous that they don't have one! :) Just exquisite, Mary! Needless to say, you are a talented photographer. In baseball they would call you "A natural."
    Mona

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  25. Hi
    This is my first visit to your blog, but I'm sure it won't be the last! Love the tulip pic along with the icestorm picture.
    I found your blog on Cindy's My Romantic Home blog. Please stop by and leave me a comment, I'm having a give-away to celebrate starting my own blog.

    www.romancingthehome.blogspot.com

    Thanks!
    Nancy

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  26. It's beautiful, Mary. I am in awe. I love the font you used for the text, too.

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  27. It is really lovely Valentine’s Day card and a great idea!

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  28. An easy way to learn pshop is to watch the "you suck at pshop" videos on youtube. they're a bit lewd, but he's got ton's of shortcuts that will make your life soooo easy!

    also, there's a magazine that i find at costco called photoshop creative out of the UK, and it comes with a cd and tutorials. huge help.

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  29. Congratulations on just learning how to use textures. I haven't yet learned but it's on my 2009 list of things to learn (what I do instead of resolutions). I use a pretty light hand when it comes to processing, or none at all but I would like to dabble and try it anyway. Your photo has turned into a perfect Valentine's Day card!

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  30. Loved the Card you created! I just found it!

    Wonderful, beautiful work. Congratulations!

    Anita

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  31. What Photoshop can do in the hands of an artist...is limitless, I think. Nicely done...

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