Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Self Portrait

This photo of me as a child was one of the first things I worked on when I started learning Photoshop. I rarely use images of myself because I find other people more interesting visually. But I like this picture because I can see my present self in it, albeit with no wrinkles!
Of course I know a lot more about Photoshop now than I did seven years ago. Still, I did manage to use the Threshold command properly and to add wings, But now that I understand about layers and digital painting, I had to color me up and put in a background.

If you would like to use the canning label, you can download it for free from the Graphic Fairy’s blog.

7 comments:

azirca said...

this is lovely, the colours and of course the subject are striking ;)

manus said...

That's fantastic!! I love your image and I think you was a very pretty littler girl!!!

Leslie Jane Moran said...

The wings are totally appropriate! An angel then as now. Lovely work.

me again said...

What a wonderful expression! Do you remember where or what you were looking at? So charming. I also think your colour choices here work very well; very pretty. And thanks for the link re the background...free stuff is always good :-)

A bird in the hand said...

You haven't changed!!

Tammy said...

I like this alot Susan! :o) Hope you are having a awesome week! I am trying out an artfest technique today... I love Misty Mawn! :o) How is the weather there? Were getting snow again...arg! Im done with cold. LOL! But it's not done with me I guess. Thinking good thoughts of you today! Tammy

Sandy Michelle said...

You are a work of art..literally :) I like the techniques you used!

Sandy xoxo