We had SO much fun last night at the Photoshop class. We worked with layers and then we did touch up on a photo of a guy.  We took out his wrinkles and made him look 20 years younger.  I found the bloat tool and made his eyes really big and bulgy and fattened up his lips.  My friend who was with me declared…I can have bigger “you know whats”! (meaning in her own pictures)  I told her she could probably have whatever she wanted.

So today I took this picture…


…and abstracted it in to this…!


I love this…doesn’t it look like a Picasso?  Do you see the faces in it?  (Well, maybe not a Picasso….)

Update 4/19/09: I printed this out on a piece of 8.5 ” x 11″ cotton and wow, that part in the center with the white really takes over.  To my way of thinking, I would like to shrink that down a bit and increase the surrounding darker areas….I’m working on it, but it might take some time to figure out how to do it.


  1. That is so cool!!!

  2. Thanks, Gerrie. I am thinking about getting it printed by Spoonflower….there’s a digital photography show sponsored by the Arts Council I can enter it in next fall. Hmmm…I will have to give that some thought.

  3. I think the reason I really like this is the colors…it has lots of contrast as well as the aqua/red-orange complementary colors and with the tans, grays and deep browns…it seems to have a perfect mix of colors. I couldn’t see that in the original picture.

  4. I did see the faces:)
    That is very interesting and more than I thought you could do in photoshop. I see why everyone likes it so much.

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