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Celebrating Photoshop

By LynneJoyce  
Someone commented on a post the other day "why do some people have to photoshop?" Well, as one of the "some people" I thought I'd pst a set of 15 showing various different Photoshopped images in an attempt to answer that question and demonstrate some of the things that you can do using this wonderful piece of software.

V1 - an Autumnal image using two of my photographs, one for the background, one for the label on the Photoshop3D'd bottle:
V2 - used some hand painted patterns and a design that I photographed, a photo of a chrysanthemum, the text feature and distortion to give my personal take on why photoshop is so wonderful:
V3 started as a piece of wrapping paper around a gift that Andrew (Chiliman) sent me that I turned into a stage setting in Photoshop then superimposed one of my paintings:
V4 - three of my bug photos wrapped around a cube in Photoshop:
V5 - three photos merged into this lovely fan, one of some fabric from old pyjamas, very useful as a background, another from the RHS show at Tatton Park and another of a cheap fan that I bought for the purpose:
V6 - a combination of a straight photo of my creative cave, an ICM photo of the same and Topaz Simplify:
V7 - one for Ronnie, a photo of some lovely, pristine mushrooms and a fairy I just happened to meet (well I do live very near to Cottingley):
V8 - a glorious Autumn sunset 3D'd in Photoshop:
V9 - another one for Ronnie, a different way of presenting a fungus image using layers:
V10 - two images of Baitings reservoir,one for the background, one for the label on the Photoshop3D'd bottle:
V11 - a quintych done in Photoshop then using the 3D function on Photoshop, turned into a label on the soda can:
V12 - a photo taken the other day then turned into a pen and wash image using Topaz Simplify and Photoshop:
V13 - Andrew's wrapping paper again plus that photo of a fan and a photo of chrysanthemums, all combined in Photoshop:
V14 - another Autumnal photograph turned into a 3D image in Photoshop:
V15 - The answer to the question "why do some people have to photoshop?"

Anyway, thank you for looking and I hope that you enjoy at least some of them.

Tags: General Digitally manipulated Digital art Humour and fun

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17 Nov 2014 5:43PM
I love V1 Lynne, but I'll have to view the rest Tomorrow. BFN

CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
17 Nov 2014 5:50PM
A wonderful set of Photoshop work, Lynne, I especially like the two fan images.
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
17 Nov 2014 6:06PM
V1, 2, 7 and 13 are my favorites, but all are AMAZING works, Lynne. I don't think I can ever learn PS well enough to be able to do such things.
Diggeo 8 13 Greece
17 Nov 2014 6:16PM
I consider myself good at photoshop, but I have to admit that you're the master!
An excellent collection of images. I especially like 4, 8, 9,14.
As for the V15, I have to find a doctor to write me a prescription. I know some people that would benefit from these pillsWink
17 Nov 2014 6:23PM
Thank you for entertaining me with this fanfare of photographic excellence, Lynne!
V9 has to take top spot for me tonight - I'm sitting not four miles from where it was taken!

cabbie Plus
14 31 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2014 6:38PM
A great advert for Adobe Lynne congratulations

lovely set............... well done

gajewski 16 10 9 United States
17 Nov 2014 7:22PM
Very nicely done lesson on "why we Photoshop."

My answer to the question is typically:
"I could have my Nikon save my shots as JPEGS or Tiffs but I have my camera set to save the images as RAW files. I'd rather decide what information to discard when the conversion is made (to JPEG, Tiff, etc.) -- rather than having my camera decide for me.
So -- I have these RAW files that must be processed before they can be displayed or printed. There is a limited list of software that will do this for me -- Photoshop, Nikon Capture, etc.
Photoshop is my favorite.
GarrathE 12 4 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2014 7:36PM
Versions 6,8 and 12 are number one for me, but v6 is more number one than the others! Wink
gajewski 16 10 9 United States
17 Nov 2014 7:43PM
I agree with GarrathE. V6 is great -- and offers us insight into your work space.
V7 creates new meaning to the phrase "on mushrooms."
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2014 7:44PM
Agree there Lynne....because we can
but you actually do it better!! as seen in all of these
Paree 16 616 3
17 Nov 2014 7:45PM
wow that's value for money

paree Wink
ade123 8 285 1 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2014 8:01PM
A fantastic set Lynne i wouldn't want to pick a favourite as each one is special in its own right and once
again you have proved you certainly know what your are doing with a camera and photoshop.

taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
17 Nov 2014 10:08PM
Do they not understand that there is in camera photoshop type actions that process their images----If you use Raw, the images still must become visuals--

Knowing how to use photoshop skills will allow one to make wonderful images like this collection--, but also, to finish reportages sharp and clear--- and much more!

Kudos for this collection!
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
17 Nov 2014 10:09PM
PS: my fav. is actually v1-- I do enjoy using my photos in posters, labels, etc---
capto Plus
9 6.7k 25 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2014 10:27PM
A wonderful fun set, especially v2.
Why do people photoshop?............. Because they can!Smile

12 10 10 England
17 Nov 2014 10:34PM
Skill and artistry aplenty in this set Lynne - can I have a small helping of both please!!
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
17 Nov 2014 11:00PM
What a visual feast of marvellous images, all so cleverly constructed: your processing skills know no bounds, and were I able to produce even one such I'd be over the moon.
A lot of my time at this season is taken up with searching for fungal shots and I am interested in your V 9 which might be Ganoderma Applanatum or the artists' bracket fungus.
Choosing a favourite? How can I when each and very one is a winner in my book.
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
17 Nov 2014 11:17PM
I think you have answered the doubters here Lynne with this selection.
Photoshop has come a long way since its ''infancy''.
I recall these God awful pics of humans with lions heads or lions with human heads and other such similar offerings.
Obviously to start with it was all a bit of novelty but now it is a valid tool if used ''correctly'' !!
Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2014 11:22PM
A feast of Photoshopping which I have to agree is 'Because we can' and it's very therapeutic
and usually necessary to make the most of our images. All power to those who get exactly what they saw in Camera.
I love V1 of your home brew! V3 for artistic appeal, V6 for a colourful artist's workshop, V7 for visual
appeal and V13 is also lovely to look at. All clever and showing your unending skills.
Good on you girl.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
Shaji84 6 4 India
18 Nov 2014 3:20AM
What - a- set!! Loved every single image of this.. Such mastery and finesse - very impressive!!
Hermanus 9 4 South Africa
18 Nov 2014 3:24AM
Wow Lynne !! I am impressed to the nth degree Smile All of your creations are delightful to view - I especially love the two fan images and the tube Smile
18 Nov 2014 7:10AM
A wonderful assortment of these coloured captures. My choice is V8 for originality. Well done Lyyne.
PhilT2 Plus
11 548 32 England
18 Nov 2014 8:52AM
Someone who has too much spare time on their hands WinkWink Very clever work in this set Lynne and my favourites are V1 and V14.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
18 Nov 2014 10:58AM
An excellent collection here, Lynne, and interesting reading about each image. I've tried the 3D function in Elements, but can't get to grips with it! Sad A great way to spend time fiddling around when you can't get out with the camera Wink Hard to pick a fave, they're all super! Smile
Trev Smile
CaroleS Plus
11 442 3 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2014 11:31AM
V1 and V9 are my personal favourites, but a wonderful advertisement for Photoshop techniques!
Bantu 7 7 1 India
18 Nov 2014 12:25PM
Lynne,a variety captured and processed in a superb way.

rayme330 9 17 1 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2014 3:20PM
An Adobe master, Lynne very well done.

18 Nov 2014 5:27PM
An excellent set once again Lynne, and there are times when I really wish I could do that kind of stuff, and after viewing this set, one of those times is NOW!

xwang 12 56 8
18 Nov 2014 7:35PM
A wonderful set, beautiful and creative, very well done,Lynne
Fefe Plus
9 57 36 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2014 7:50PM
Very creative Lynne! Keep on"Can"ningGrinGrin...and why not when you can!
Terrific set.
Billyray 13 70 3 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2014 7:53PM
Excellent work Lynne, Especially like Vs 1, 3, and 8.
Richsr 14 91 223 England
18 Nov 2014 8:58PM
A fine set of photoshoped image Lynne, certain get value of money with your work
ChiliMan 14 135 17 Singapore
18 Nov 2014 11:33PM
First things first...starting at the end, Lynne...I just LOVE that grand finale in V15 GrinGrin What a great way to sign off this set of photoshopping brilliance!! And 'brilliant' is the word. And absolutely wonderful and ingenious how you elevated my wrapping paper so!

Now here's an upload where it's impossible to choose just one, two or even three favourites. My faves are: 2-3-5-7-8-10-11-12-14...and of course 15. I find myself warming to V6 too Wink

BRAVO on these.

19 Nov 2014 7:18AM
V11 is a wonderful quintych. Well done Lynne.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2014 8:23AM
Lynne these are amazing... Grin
Your folio is a favorite place of mine to stop by. Excellent photos, creative colours and forms with a great talent in every category.
prabhusinha 13 5 5 India
21 Nov 2014 11:45AM
15 diff idea & are fabulous .
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2014 7:55AM
Isn't it great we can do what we want with our photos
I just like the act of taking a photo
You seem to like changing your photos
Aren't we lucky we can choose
Not quite the same as getting a reel processed at Boots
tonyng Plus
11 11 3 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2014 7:37PM
Not only do I wish to have your time and patience, you are rather skilful at it too.
accipiter 11 61 England
26 Nov 2014 2:11PM
A great deal of excellent work in this fine set. A
Jat_Riski 13 89 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2014 9:57AM
Excellent work Lynne.
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
1 Dec 2014 9:48PM
A great advertisement for photoshop Lynne, you certainly have been busy and have had great fun too no doubt!Grin

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