Saturday, February 04, 2012
I decided that I needed to crop this to get rid of too much that was getting in the way of the face. I think this helps a bit.
I spent a lot of time thinking about this challenge and thinking I didn't have time to get it done. Last night I decided that I would see if I could get one my ideas to work in PhotoShop Elements.
One of my most vivid memories of my childhood was laying in the yard under a tree and looking for faces in the clouds.
I loved the light that was shining behind the cloud, it just glowed.
The next photo I looked for was a face that really spoke to me. This is a photo I took of my granddaughter, Ellington. It was Christmas and she had gotten this Lite-Brite as a gift. She decided that she wanted to make a self-portrait. We turned the lights off so that she had a side light. I thought this turned out beautifully. I've always loved the way her eyes look in this photo.
I dropped-out the background and most of her hair. After I placed the face in the sky photo I decided it needed a bit more adjusting so I dropped out a bit more of the left side of her face.
In PSE you can move the image around, so I auditioned the face until I found just the right placement. I printed the results on an 11 x 14 piece of cotton sateen. Quilting will have to come later.
All comments are welcome