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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Digital Journal - Mixed Media Mayhem - IPhonography

Old Porto


I love flea markets...I always head to booths that sell old books, papers, postcards, stamps, and other vintage printed materials.  With photo apps and Photoshop, I can create these images in the virtual world of digital imaging.  In this exercise I used a slightly out of focus picture of the riverfront in Porto, Portugal.



I added a layer of watercolor to bring out the blocks of color.


When these layers are blended and overlaid with some texture, the image begins to take on a vintage, painted look.



Sorting through my brushes, I find several with old postage and cancellations, burned edges, and grunging marks.  Playing with brushes and blending modes is to me like video gaming is to kids.  I have to make myself stop, save the layers, and look forward to future experiments.








7 comments:

  1. Wow, that is really awesome! Love the idea and it looks great :)

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  2. This looks fantastic Linda! I love playing with photos too - and it's a great way to rescue out of focus shots as well.

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