Photoshop Artistry course challenges 1 to 4

By on 8-27-2015 in digital art and scrapbooking site, Digital Images + Collage, Just Art, Just Art Challenge

I have had a love relationship with Photoshop since PS6 and when I first heard about the Photoshop Artistry course I knew it was going to be the first step of creating great digital art. The AWAKE course will be starting July 1 and I will be there. These pieces were created using the challenge prompts from the course. If you are interested in this course there is a link at the side. You do have to enrol in it before you can move on to the AWAKE course but it’s possible to do both at the same time. Here are the first four challenges I did for the course

Challenge 1

Loved this little lizard and his rust and bits of paint as soon as I spotted him on the back shed at our new house. That was several years ago and he gets rustier every year and more beautiful. I did two pieces for this first challenge.

Challenge 1

This Canada goose gander was watching over his flock at an Ottawa River park. I loved how he strutted and kept one eye open at all times, stretching his neck if he felt challenged. Awesome birds.

Challenge 2

Steam, the first of a double challenge. I love steam trains and have great memories of coming across to Ontario from Manitoba one one when I was a very young girl.

Challenge 2

Trains, the second of the double challenge. Both pieces had to be able to sit alone and together as well.

Challenge 3

It was a wonderful surprise when I first looked at this photo and realized I had caught this great little garden spider among the Lily of the Valley flowers in my garden. Isn’t he pretty?

Challenge 4

This piece is a collage, the base of the Chinese Elm with it’s beautiful toadstools and a bunny that would visit my garden frequently. These two bunnies are having a picnic I think.

March at the Just Art site page two

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This photo was taken by my eldest son. The bright red of the anthuriums was perfect for this challenge.

Anthuriums

Lesson of the birds was a colour palette challenge, suggesting a vintage page. I chose to do a college.

lesson of the birds

K is for Koala, created for the A to Z challenge
K - Koala

Energy … the Energy challenge once again and this time I use the reflection as well to create a page of solar power.

Energy

M is for Maya Angelou, one of my favourite poets. She will live forever in her words.

M . Maya Angelou

At Christmas the cat was sleeping on the dog’s bed and I decided it would make a great subject for March’s progressive scrap.

I was sure it said Meow

Is it spring yet, I am longing for my flower gardens

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Not sure what these are but they were my mother’s day present from my youngest son and his wife last year. So pretty.

flowers

Is there anything better than lilacs … the perfume, the colour and they are one of the longest lasting spring flowers.

lilacs

These are apple blossoms from the crab apple tree at the old country house. Those apples made the best apple jelly in the fall.

apple blossoms

How pretty are these apple blossoms. They grow on an apple tree beside our little rental house. What a beautiful surprise that first spring.

apple blossoms

Black and white plus one colour pop and Autumn Fire

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These two pieces are from September’s challenges at the Just Art site. I love trains, steam trains especially. When the black and white plus one colour pop challenge appeared I knew exactly what subject I would pick. These beauties are sitting at the museum here in Ottawa and they are magnificent work horses.

Black plus one pop

This window is part of the old mill in Almonte. I was up in the second floor when I noticed how dramatic a photo it would make and I love it but never really had a chance to use it and make it shine until now.

Autumn Fire