Filed under: Art, Photography, Valentines | Tags: Art, Photography, Photoshop, Valentines
Hi, well, I’ve been blogging a little on my myspace page but I understand the limitations of myspace. Not everyone in the world wants to sign up for it and it can be cumbersome. So, let’s see how this goes. On myspace, I was primarily blogging about art and photography but I would like to expand my horizons a little and try to blog daily about my journey through life and hope that it can be interesting enough–with time–to have a reader or two.
So, let me look around wordpress a little and see if I can figure out how to make my blog look attractive. I have inserted a link on the left side of this page to my myspace photos so that, if you would like, you can see some of my art/photography.
For now, let me insert a photo that I manipulated with a little trick in Photoshop that I learned from the forum at photojojo.com (a very fun place to visit if you’re into photography). Here is the original picture which was, incidentally, my valentine last year.
And using the following trick in Photoshop (or Photoshop Elements, which is what I have), a cool effect has been created.
1. Open photo in PPS
2. Resize photo–size depends on card size, squares seem to work best.
3. Select Filter>Distort>Polar Coordinates
4. Select>Polar to Rectangular>OK
5. Select Image Rotation>180 degrees
6. Filter>Distort>Polar Coordinates>Rectangular to Polar>OK
And, there it is, my first post and a new valentine for all of you!