Saturday, 19 July 2008

Flower photos



Been crafting today but as it is DT stuff, I can't share it just yet. Instead I'll let you see what else I was doing today - more playing with my new toy, lol.
The photos are of some of the lovely flowers we saw in spain. I used the magnetic lasso tool in photoshop to select the outline of each flower. I then inverted the selection to select the background and converted the selection to black and white. I wanted to make the flowers really pop from the background and to allow the detail to show up. I think I might get frames for these and use them to brighten up my kitchen walls as they are a bit lacking in art at the moment.
I can't wait to try using this technique on portraits as I think it could be a really great way to improve photos with a distracting, busy background.

7 comments:

dddeeebbbzzz said...
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dddeeebbbzzz said...

(Whoops made a right mess of the last comment so I'll try again!!)
I love the way the black and white background makes the colours and details of the flowers really pop! I need a copy of photoshop!!

jay670120 said...

oooh yummy and my fave flowers too x

Linda Elbourne said...

Beautiful - you clever girlie you X

Louby said...

Wow love what you've dont with the flower pics. They would look great framed and certainly would brighten up any kitchen. I hope you don't mind but i've given you an award, a thankyou from me for all your lovely comments on my blog.
Louby x

Louby said...

Oh that should say "done" in the top line and I should have said have a look at my blog for the award! doh!
( 4 year old mithering for a drink)

Kerry said...

Gorgeous flowers. I could do with some smelly vision.