Entering the World of Digital Collage

Since I have been restricted from my regular creative routine for the past 3 weeks I have been in  search of something I could do that would be creative and not require my right hand.   I came across Somerset’s Digital Studio magazine that profiles a number of digital artists who generously give instructions on how they use their own artwork and photography transform it into digital collage using layers, masks, etc.  Since I do have an older version of Photoshop CS3 I decided I would give this a try to see what I could create.  I haven’t taken Photoshop since 2000 and I had forgotten how to use a lot of  the tools, but with some trial and error and following some of the instructions from Digital Studios I have been experimenting and have created some pleasing digital collages. 

Before Picture

The one I have had the most fun with is a picture of my sister when she was a young girl, she just recently turned 80!  I played around with some of my scanned paintings and collages as backgrounds, photos, using masks, filters etc.and I love what the finished piece looks like.  Now I just have to figure out what I want to print it on and how I will frame or mount it.  If you have any suggestions I would be very grateful to hear from you. 

Here is the finished digital collage. 

Timeless memories of a young ballerina

I’ll post some more of my digital collage creations later….still doing some tweaking. 

 I have to say that I am really enjoying this process and it is helping me get through this rehab period from my surgery you could say it is saving my sanity….lol.
 
Until next time happy creating,
Michelle
 
 
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