Tuesday, December 8, 2009

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas


DIGITAL SKETCH


Supply List

Frame (1.00)
Photoshop/PSE
Photo

Wow this has been fun, everyone! Thanks for taking time out of your busy holiday lives to pop in and take a look at my Christmas gifts over the past week and a half! I hope you've gotten some good ideas and I also hope that I've helped save you a little money this Holiday Season! Can you tell I'm a big fan of photo and digital gifts? The truth is they save a lot of money and time... something I think we are all in a bit of a shortage of around this time of year! My final gift idea was inspired by my Father in law, who loves the outdoors and enjoys the art of photography! Every year I present him with some type of photo gift...because out of everyone in my family I know he appreciates them the most. This year I took a photo of his favorite Mountain Range, located just a ways from his childhood farmhouse, and turned it into a digital sketch, using my Photoshop Elements filters, some fabulous directions provided in Pattie Knox's Even More Mad Digital Skillz and a frame from the dollar store! With Photoshop/Photoshop Elements you are not limited to Colored Pencil sketches such as this, you can turn your photos into paintings, pencil sketches, coloring book pages and more. Find out more about these techniques from Lynn Weber's class Fun Photo Effects.
If you are interested in brushing up on your photoshop skills to save some of the time and money that going digital affords, then you should definitely look into the variety of classes offered at Get It Scrapped for Photoshop users! I took my very first digi class with Pattie Knox and she had me Photoshoppin' in no time and I haven't looked back! Enter the drawing for the final time by leaving a comment in today's thread. All entries must be in by 8pm tomorrow and I will post a winner on Thursday the 10th! Thanks for joining me for some Holiday Fun! Happy Gifting!

6 comments:

MaryC said...

I have wanted to take some of the photoshop & digi classes. After all this Christmas chaos, I think I will.
Thanks for all the super ideas!

Linda said...

Amy, this darling gift also tempts me to get more involved digitally or at least have Photoshop elements so I can play with photos. Thank you so much for this lovely 12 days of Christmas. Your ideas have been wonderful and I really appreciate all the time and effort you have put into this project. You really rock!!!

askings said...

Just for your info Linda...I have Photoshop Elements...and you can do most everything you need with that (digi scrapbooking, photo editing, designing, etc)...the only thing I haven't been able to do that I'd like to is make my own actions... everything else I do in PSE 7...and now PSE 8 is out with some fun new features! In all honesty there is not a whole lot that I can imagine getting out of the 400.00 extra it costs for the full version. But I know there are people who do love it!

TraceyR said...

This is a great "guy" gift, Amy. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Keitha said...

This looks very cool, and I'm sure will be a cherished present.

Gab said...

Super, super cool! Thanks Amy!

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