Saturday, May 20, 2017

#ATCAD2017 ATC Sixpack Freebie: Am I Blue?

This abstract ATC Background Set was inspired by a friend's renovation to her home.

I guess we never can tell what friendly people we might meet in our travels online, do we? :)  Shoshi has very kindly allowed me to use her photograph, one that was taken of her latest renovation project and which she had displayed at her blog. Someone in the comments added the idea that her contractor had inadvertently made an abstract work of art in the process of his work in her home! For a look at Shoshi's blog, you may follow this link HERE. I'll offer a look at her very kindly offered photo later on in this post.

Please respect Shosh's copyrights along with my own by sticking with the Artist Trading Card tradition and only ever trading and/or giving anything made using this set of 6 ATC Background images. Also, please read the red letter Guidelines located at the foot of most of this blog's posts. For your courtesy, we both thank you.

This has been a fun project. The best part is that I learned a few new things, and so now have a few new ideas to apply to future projects. That's one of my favorite things about using Photoshop. I'm sure other fans of that famous artistic software can agree with me.

I first took Shoshi's jpg of her photograph and began to play with it several days ago. At first, it didn't seem to work well enough, but after sleeping on some ideas, I finally found enough time to try one thing. When that one thing worked, I could then see that this project would have a future. 

What you see here took around ten tries to finally work. I like how misty certain parts of it appear. It has a sense of mystery. It doesn't even carry the same natural color way as the photo, and yet somehow we can still see some of that highly textural look that became the founding basis for this Set.

I've added several effects along with some color treatments till the project became more like the Backgrounds one can build on than simply an altered photo, even while that is all that it ever has been - someone's altered photo.

This has been so much fun for me! I truly hope that my guests can enjoy it as much as I do.

Happy ATC Trading!

PPS™ATC Backgrounds Sixpack: Am I Blue?

Download HERE
Display version
(lower quality than the download)

You are free to:
give or trade any or all of the ATCs
given in my Set above, with or without altering.
You are not free to:
ever sell any of my designs
unless otherwise specified by me
in the Guidelines (like this one).
Thank you 
for helping me to
keep free things free!

Here is Shoshi's photo:

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