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The EarlK Design blog consists mainly of entries that show how to do things using Adobe Photoshop that I hope you will find helpful and give your creative mind more tools to work with.

I use Adobe Photoshop CS6, and sometimes Adobe Illustrator CS5 and Lightroom 4, and Corel Painter X. However, I believe that much of what I show can be done using Photoshop Elements.



Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Texture Tuesday … Perfectly Imperfect … 15 April 2014

For this week's Texture Tuesday with Kim Klassen, Kim gave us for our theme:



          Next weeks theme ....Tuesday, April 15th
          Perfectly Imperfect......


For this, I decided to try something a little different with some of Kim's textures. Here is my original photo. I liked the proportions of the image straight out of the camera, so I used the image just as it was.


I ended up with this image. I think it fits the Perfect … Imperfect rather nicely. The flowers are rather perfect to start with, but end up rather imperfect in that they look like they have withered and are now dying.





If you would like to see how I did this, click on the READ MORE >>>


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Collage Obsession . . . 13 April 2014 . . . Glow



For this week's challenge, Kaylene gave us

Glow

I have chosen the word "Glow" for our challenge. A definition of glow..."a steady radiance of light or heat". Synonyms are "radiance, luminosity, shine, gleam and glimmer".


When looking up at the night sky and seeing all those little points of light, I sometimes wonder where they all came from. Here is my answer.




That's it.

Visit Collage Obsession and see what others have done.

Live life fully and enjoy.


Earl

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Texture Tuesday …for the love of…8 April 2014


For this eDition of Texture Tuesday with Kim Klassen, Kim gave us this theme:


     Next weeks theme ....Tuesday, April 8th
     for the love of ______? whatever comes to mind.....

I chose "for the love of learning."

I always like to learn something new. So, I thought about learning something new about Photoshop. There are so many things that can be done with Photoshop. I am using Photoshop CS6. There are many places on the Internet where you can find out a lot of information about what Photoshop can do. I have used Photoshop since it first became available. And, there is still so much that I don't know about what it can do. It is a tremendously capable program. So I poked around and found the Color Lookup Adjustment Layer. This is new in CS6. I didn't know anything about this . . . so. 

This is the image I started with. I cropped it into a square format, 12 x 12-inch, 300 ppi.



And, this is what I ended with after using the Color Lookup Adjustment Layer, and a couple of Kim's texture.



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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Texture Tuesday . . . Free & Easy . . . 1 April 2014

This week's Texture Tuesday with Kim Klassen is a Free & Easy Edition.


Here is what I did for for this Edition of Texture Tuesday.


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Monday, March 31, 2014

Collage Obsession . . . Silhouette . . . 31 March 2014


For this week's Collage Obsession, Tiffany gave us:


THE CHALLENGE

This week's challenge is to incorporate a silhouette into your artwork. 


I was looking through some of my photos trying to come up with an idea of what to use to make a silhouette. I tried several images, but they didn't do it for me. I wanted something different. I finally came across some images of my granddaughter riding her horse. I thought this might be what I wanted to use. This is the image I started with, cropped to 12 x 12-inch, 300 ppi.



And, this is what I had at the end of my creation of a ride in a fanciful forest.


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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Pixel Dimensions and Document Size


I was recently asked to explain how the Pixel Dimensions and Document Size in Photoshop are related and how to make changes to them. I tried to explain it over the phone, but I was getting a little more complex in my comments to have it really understood. So, I made this video in hopes that it will be more clear after seeing the video.


Pixel Dimensions and Document Size from Earl Kreins on Vimeo.

I hopes this helps.

Live life fully and enjoy.


Earl

Monday, March 24, 2014

Texture Tuesday . . . 25 March 2014 . . . Quiet


For this Texture Tuesday with Kim Klassen, Kim gave us:



Next TT theme ....Tuesday, March 25th
Quiet
Whatever your interpretation may be.... simply share a textured image that says 'quiet' to you.....

When I think of quiet, I think of my "quiet place." My quiet place is a place I go to in my mind when I want to feel completely relaxed and carefree. Even if I am sitting in a dentist's chair, I can go to my quiet place and let the dentist do his thing and not be anxious with what the dentist is doing. My quiet place is a lake where I am fishing. It's early morning . . . the sun is just starting to peek over the mountains . . . the dark of night is fading into day . . . all is still . . . just a few little ripples in the water . . . all is very quiet and peaceful. My image tries to convey my mental image of my quiet place to you. Try to visualize it in your mind and see and hear my quiet. Here is the image.



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