Monday, December 27, 2010

One of my more recent edits.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Xmas & all the best for the New Year

* Faeries Playground *

Saturday, November 13, 2010

This is a tutorial edit I did today. The tutorial said it would take 5 to 6 hours to complete. I spent about 1 hr 45 mins on this. I think about 4 hours is the longest I have ever spent on an edit.

* A Little Piece of Heaven *

Sunday, October 10, 2010

300 Explored Images

Oct 9th marked my 300th image to make Explore.

* 300 Explore *

The whole explore thing baffles me. Image #299 (in the list of links under my image) was the first photoshop contest I ever entered online. I didn't even have Photoshop when I did it & the edit is I don't know how that one ever made it there. But at least I can say I have improved since then. :)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

This is a recent edit for The StockYard group.

* Sword Of The Raven *

The beautiful model is courtesy of Marcus Ranum. His stock images are amazing.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

This is one of our cats - Chooki (Her Mum's name is Pooki, Her Dad's name is we combined the two & came up with her name)

* Chooki *

I used a cross processing effect. I love the colourings.

Summer Faery

This edit is for Explore Worthy's first challenge here

* Summer Faery *

Saturday, July 24, 2010

This is an edit I did this afternoon following a tutorial in my group Its An Addiction. Lots of fun.

* Turtle Wonderland *

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

I've been published!

This is my first book cover

On March 5th, 2010 a lovely lady by the name of Shawna Stewart contacted me on Flickr via Flickr mail. Shawna had seen my work on Flickr & asked if I would be interested in having one of my images as the cover for her book. I responded & this is the final outcome. My original image was way too small for print resolution, so I re-designed the image especially for Shawna.

The book is a Fantasy, Horror, Thriller, Love story.

The book can be purchased here for anyone who is interested.

Thank you to these wonderful people for sharing their work via creative commons to make this image possible
Eric Allix Rogers
Joes Sistah
Haags Uitburo
Marcus Ranum

* My first Book Cover *

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

This is my first CS5 (extended) edit. I haven't had much time to play lately, but can't wait to play some more & hopefully discover some new features.

* Free As A Bird *

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Here's a recent edit I did for Make It Interesting group.

~ "Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly" ~

Monday, April 26, 2010

One of my contacts requested some textures similar to one I had done.

These are the results. Something a little different

* Abstract Texture *

* Lens Flare Texture *

~ My Handmade texture available for use in your artworks with creative commons license ~

~ Do not distribute as they are in ANY WAY ~

~ Please credit me if used with a link back to this texture or my photostream ~

~ I would love to see what you have done, if you would like to put a small size sample in my comments at my Flickr page - or leave a link in the comments section here. Thanks & have fun ~

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I came across a Russian web site distributing my textures & images without my permission.
The Russian site had appeared to have removed my content, but there were still some of my textures there today

There were also many of Flickr artists copyright works on there as well.

***Please ensure you have good internet security before going to the site****

* Texture & Image Theft!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sounds of Silence

This is a recent edit for Make It Interesting Challenge group. Members are given a source image to create an image with. For the image below, the bench was the given source image. I have used the beautiful model Faestock in my edit.

* Sounds Of Silence *


This is a recent edit for the Digital Challenge group. Two winners are named & get to post a source image each, members are then asked to create an image using both source images. A great fun friendly group.

* Serenity *

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Wishing everyone a safe & Happy Easter :)

* Happy Easter *

This is an edit I did of my cat Pooki, for a fun tutorial in Its An Addiction group here. I have learnt so much from doing online tutorials.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

I am a huge Johnny Depp & Tim Burton fan, so couldn't wait for the release of Alice in Wonderland.

I did this edit of one of my Flickr friends today......I hope he is still talking to me after what I have done to him! :)

* The Mad Hatter *

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Some of my favourite textures....

These are some of my favourite textures.

You can find them in my texture set here

This one was a total fluke, a more natural texture of mine.....a snapshot while I was going through the drive through car wash. I have been back many times since this one & haven't been able to get anything like this again. This is straight out of my camera.

* Car Wash 5 *

This one is a texture I have created, using many layers including some paper textures
* Sunburnt *

This one is a more natural texture as well, some rust taken on an old fort at Shepherds Hill Fort, Newcastle (NSW, Australia)& a few colour & curve adjustments

* Rust Texture - Orange  *

I love the colour turquoise & all shades...aqua, jade. This one is created from a base paper texture. I had just watched Pirates of the Caribbean - At World's End, hence the name. I often get names for my textures from movies.

* At World's End (Turquoise) *

Monday, March 15, 2010

This is an edit I did for our Textures Only Competition ~ Week #85.

I have had a Medusa edit in my head for a while, I spent about 2 hours one day searching through creative commons images of snakes to find ones that I thought would fit into the edit.
When I saw the source image of the lady for our comp this week, I thought it would be a good image to try my ideas on. It turned out differently than I imagined, but often the finished result of an image is much different than your initial vision.

* Medusa *

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

My texture made Front Page Explore today.

* Scratch TTV *

I am totally baffled as to how Explore works. I hadn't had a single image in Explore for over a month until recently. I don't know how my texture would make it instead of one of my Photoshop I will keep wondering. :)
This is one of the images from my Alice In Wonderland set. I went to see the movie with my Grandson yesterday. I have been eagerly awaiting it's release for what seems like forever.
I must admit I had very, very high expectations & not sure if it quite lived up to what I had imagined......but still, in saying that I loved it & would see it again in a heartbeat.

* Queen of Hearts *

Saturday, March 6, 2010

This is an edit I did today for Weekly Photoshop Competition. A wonderful group & one of the first I joined when I started on Flickr. The group is a great friendly group & have always given me friendly feedback & support from day one. The group run weekly challenges, members are given a source image & asked to edit it.

* Lighthouse Memories *

Monday, March 1, 2010

This is a recent edit for Down Under Challenge group.

It's a great friendly group where members are asked to edit a source image. If you aren't a member, drop on it, it's lots of fun.

* Cinderella Dreams *

Saturday, February 27, 2010

This is one of my recent edits for "Make It Interesting" Challenge Group.

We run 4 challenges continuously, the challenges last for 9 days, then vote for 3 days.
Our members are given a source image & asked to manipulate it.

* Catwoman *

I have used my favourite model from Marcus Ranum's amazing stock collection.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

S2 Wraps edits are very addictive.

If you would like to try this style, please visit our group here. There is a tutorial on the group page.

These are some of my S2 edits.

*  AJ -  S2 Wraps Blend  *

* Species *

* Amy Lee-Greystoke *

* PG # 3 *
This is an edit I did today for Textures Only Competition #82

* Mother Nature *

The competition thread can be found here

We run weekly competitions. Group members are given a source image & must use one or more textures from the group in their edit.

Drop on over & show us your work.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I am eagerly awaiting the release of the movie Alice In Wonderland directed by Tim Burton & starring my favourite actor Johnny Depp.

I have an Alice in Wonderland set, these are some of the images from my set & I can't wait to see the movie for some inspiration.

* The Magical World Of Alice *

* Doors All Around *

* Do Cats Eat Bats? Do Bats Eat Cats? *

* Meeting The Puppy *  (Version 2)
I love to create textures, I have just reached texture #1,000 in my texture set.

These are some samples of my textures. They are all available for download with creative commons By Attribution license.

* Wine & Roses *

* Scratch Grunge TTV *

* Feathered Gold *

* Rainbow Spirits *

Monday, February 22, 2010

Welcome to my Blog.
I am a self-taught Photoshop addict, I have been using CS3 Extended for just over 2 years now.
These are some of my favourite edits on my Flickr photostream.

* The Silence Screams The Truth *

* The House *

* The Mushroom Faery *

~ What I Am Looking For Is Not Out There….It Is In Me ~