Sitting in on an online pattern design class, and working on postcards. Not really a good idea, I have to admit. Several have turned out rather blah. I may be able to save them as backgrounds, if not I can start over with a layer of acrylic.
This is eye-popping. A contender for submission. I don’t work with red much, but the tube jumped out of the caddy and into my hand. This is actually a “save”. There is a bit of texture under the red, barely shows here, but it really adds depth in the original. Grab your shades before scrolling down, this one is really bright.
Oops! Forgot to mention that the “brown” is actually copper, and it adds a bit of shine throughout. It’s a shame it never translates well in the scanning process. When I scanned this one in, well let me just show you…
The colors were horrible. Most often when I scan images in, an adjustment to the vibrance will make the scan look like the original piece of art. With this, I had to use the curves adjustment as well as the color balance. I am sure it is due to the intensity of these hues. I just played with the different adjustment options in Photoshop until I found the best representation. (Image – Adjustments)
For any artist who is new to Photoshop, you should feel free to play with these options. You can try them on your image, and if you don’t like the change, you can just “cancel” out of the pop up box. You do need to rasterize your image before these options will be available to you.
One more card that is ready. I may use it as a background for some collage. I can add pattern as well.
There is still time for artists to submit postcards. You can find all the information here, Visual Aids 17th ANNUAL POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE.
Happy day ya’ll!