05 March 2012

Quotation and technique

On another post earlier this year, Solitude, and a quotation this comment followed from Marilyn ...

so, in a round-a-bout fashion, this is a kind of tutorial as to how I achieve certain effects.  Because I don't use PhotoShop like most everyone, and still hold onto my Corel PhotoImpactX3 for graphics play, I figure these notes can be interpreted in whatever digital programme you might use.  Well I hope so at least.  There will be similarly named tools for the same purpose.

#1 This example, I've used a free texture  (linked at the bottom of this post).

This will need to be converted to object.  I do that by right-click/ALL/CONVERT TO OBJECT and sliding it onto a new image/page to work with.

#2 BURN tool used randomly along some edges.

#3  Go ahead with the OBJECT PAINT ERASER and erase.

      This shows with Soften Paint Edges set at 0; add numbers to this if you want a softer look. 

A very subtle SHADOW had been added to the post header quotation which seems to lift it from the page a touch and add a slight dimension.

And back to the original, that had sparked Marilyn's comment ... the 'tag'

Quote from The Quotations Page
Texture Old Ornate Linen, from Pixel Dust Photo Art
Rustic paper from The Graphics Fairy


Dianne said...

Wonderful effects Carole - I must see if this works on my photo editor...thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this post! I hope I can do it some day!:)

TexWisGirl said...

you are very creative - hence the name of your blog suits you. :)

Bonnie Zieman, M.Ed. said...

How beautiful and creative Carole! This is a great tutorial - thank you for sharing your technique and for sending me the link.

theconstantwalker said...

Wonderful to see Carole and something I would love to try one day..
The only editing tool I use is the Windows Live Photo Gallery...just a bit of cropping and straightening nothing creative.

Thanks for sharing xxx

Horst in Edmonton said...

Awesome, looks great. Keep on creating.

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful, you're so creative.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope I can do this one day.

Marilyn said...

Thank you, Carole, for taking your time to explain this. Wow, you are one talented lady! Not sure if I know how to convert this using Photoshop Elements but I'm going to attempt something like it.

Nadege, said...

Thank you for sharing this tutorial and very creative image. It is lovely.

Liz said...

So creative Carole! I wish I was able to get past my fear of the unknown and experiment with texture!! Maybe one day... soon. I need to purchase Photoshop Elements first I think

Brian King said...

Love the quote, Carole! Nice job with the graphic!

Sharyl said...

I know this post is about the technique, but I sure like the saying too! It reminds me I don't have to be perfect at something BEFORE I try to do it.