I wanted to call this “Stairway to Heaven” but it was a tad over dramatic and my friends might go “What?” So, “Layers” it is.
I created Layers using Photoscape, which is a free photo editing software. It was so much fan using different filters such as distort, cellophane, newsprint and glasstile, to create the different designs below.
Layers, created using Distort Zoom-Blur Filter
Layers, created using Newsprint Filter
Layers, created using Cellophane Filter
Layers, created using Distort Wave Filter
Layers, created using Distort Swirl Filter
Layers, created using Double-faced Glasstile Filter
Photography is such a fulfilling hobby for me. Although I don’t travel much these days, I love walking around my neighborhood taking pictures. I don’t care if I don’t have a big professional camera… those are expensive and I can’t afford them. My little Nikon Coolpix digital is good enough for me. It takes amazing pictures and it is simple for anyone to use.
But there are a few times… ok, many times… that pictures just don’t come out right. That’s why my new BFF is my photo editor. I use PhotoScape, which is free and so easy to use. There are a number of free online photo editors and they are all good. You can have your pick.
See the photo above with borders? Doesn’t it look like a painting? Thanks to my new BFF, it does. The picture below is the original one, taken in St. Pete, Florida at dusk.
Cherry is my third painting using Microsoft Fresh Paint. I used a little photo editing with the help of Photoscape to create the shadow effect. It took me three days to do this as it was difficult for me (as a wanna-be painter) to create the 2-D effect. It was more difficult than I thought, specially since I am just using the mouse for my brush.
I have ordered a Sensu Brush and Stylus from Amazon. It cost CDN$61.11 (cost plus delivery). That’s a lot of money for a brush. It better be worth it.
This photo of mine, which was taken on Canada Day 2014, was in full color. I have been using Photoscape photo editor and I like its grayscale filter. When I was editing the color, I discovered a new addition in filters called Bandicoot. I thought it was cool.