Layers – Digital Art using Photo Editors

Layers, created using Photo Editors

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.


Photo Editor – My New BFF

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St. Pete Florida – EDITED, photo by mzrosie

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.

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St. Pete Florida, photo by mzrosie


Cherry using Microsoft Fresh Paint

Created with Microsoft Fresh Paint
Cherry created with Microsoft Fresh Paint by mzrosie

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.

Me and Bandicoot

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Me and Bandicoot by mzrosie

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.

So that’s me and Bandicoot.