Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Playing with Photoshop

Ahem. This doesn't look like anything I usually post - what's up with THAT! I think an explanation is in order...
I did make my weekly pilgrimage to the VofA last Sunday and I scored a great poke sack but somehow never got around to posting about it and now here it is, Tuesday already. Summer is like that. An outing to the drag races, a birthday party, puttering in the garden. Summer. Ahh.
The poke sack contained about 20 sewing machine bobbins, all filled with thread. I wanted the bobbins but I didn't want the thread so I sat and pulled it off and tossed it aside. Once I was finished I realized I had accidently made a little thread collage right there on the table. All the different colors looked so pretty together!
I gathered it up and popped in in my scanner tonight, just to play around. I know pathetically little about all those special effects in Photoshop so I thought I'd just experiment and see what they do. I got the one above using Filter>Distort>Spherize>Polor Coordinates. I don't know why it created multiples and I don't know what's up with that line in the center but still think it looks kind of neat.

This one is just Filter>Distort>Spherize. I think it looks kind of like a felt Easter egg.

This last one is my favorite and it was made using Filter>Distort>Polar Coordinates. I think it looks kind of like wings. I might have to play around with this some more. I wonder what would happen if I scanned some lace.
Just thought I'd share my doodling. Sometimes inspiration comes from the strangest things - even a pile of thread!


Debby said...

Yeah!! I see you are playing with Photoshop, so much fun!!!

Denise said...

I love Photoshop. It seems like I discover something new every time I take the time to experiment a little. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Annette said...

Photoshop makes no sense to me! I've played with it but haven't come up with anything nearly as cool as your photos!!