Miz Cindra was kind enough to host our challenge this time and she decided that we should all try our hand (and brain cells) at photo editing. With all the inexpensive and FREE photo editing software out there, there's no reason we for us not to give it a go.
So I did.
And I hope y'all did.
Click the photos below to enlarge to see more detail.
My mouse had taken some bad bytes of something when I started my photo combinations so I forgot to put the 2 original photos for this creation where I could easily find them. I finally gave up the search. I used a shot of the foliage right around sunrise and a shot of the moon; both originals were in color.
I took some photos of an old, abandoned, house on one of the back roads earlier this week and thought it would be fun to make it haunted. A zoom shot of the window and a shot from google image combined to give me somewhat the effect I wanted. The original photo of the lady I used to make a ghost is on the far right; then I inverted the photo, made it more transparent, used a black and white effect for the house window; then cloned the hell out of photo to try to make things blend together.
The originals are a photo I took of the Chick one day while she was wearing my straw hat and squating down in the yard to inspect Zach's Game Boy. I have the color original somewhere but I had used the septia effect on this a long time ago and decided it was the effect I needed. The house is the same one from above; another photo I took earlier this week. I used the septia effect on it also and then combined the photos, did the clone thing again to blend the backgrounds.
I don't even know how I did this one. It just happened when I was trying to follow an tutorial about combining photos using Paint Shop Pro. I took these photos for an earlier challenge; Patterns.
I've learned more about photo editing this past 2 weeks than in the past 5 years that I've been using photo editing software. Thank you Miz Cindra!
Please go over to click the comments at the Brenda Photo Challenge blog to see all the other editing creations from other challenge participants. I guarantee that you'll love what you see.
I'm going to be here early to see as many blogs as I can before we leave to go visit the Memphis Zoo for the day. If you haven't posted yet, or I run out of time, I'll for sure be by to visit as soon as we're home.