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To the Moon

Kate told me the other day that she’s looking forward to going to second grade soon. I know she wants to see her friends again. However, it’s not definitive yet whether she’ll physically attend class or be at home remote learning on her computer. The COVID infection rate here is over eleven percent. I think I’d rather we take a little trip to the moon.

Mask Photo
  • Open photo in Photoshop. Add Black and White Adjustment Layer. Adjust.
  • Create a composite by pressing Command, Option, Shift + E.
  • Using the Elliptical Marquee tool, make a circle around just the faces on the composite.
  • Click add layer mask while still on the photo.
  • Apply layer mask.
Design
  • Place space man from Bonus with this week’s release on solid paper 1 from ArtPlay Palette Twilight Zone.
  • Just below the spacesuit layer, place the small round photo. Adjust size and position. Reduce opacity to 60% to make it look like it’s behind the suit’s face window.
  • Decide where to place title and journaling.
Add MultiMedia
Transfers

Note: I created the title by erasing part of a word art from Twilight WordART Mix No. 1. Next I use Adobe Garamond Pro in different weights and sizes to create the rest.

Petulance

I really wished the garden was open. I miss walking with my camera in a rainbow of color every spring. Instead, I was thinking about an expense we really didn’t want, but the compressor on the heat pump was going out and the furnace was rusted. As I looked out the window at the sunshine beaming down on the new grass, I kept thinking about what I was missing, wanting to be at the garden again with my camera. Instead, I waited and tried to stay away from the installers.

Combine

I often combine layers from different files to create a page. In this case, I knew that I wanted to use the Artsy Transfer and then looked for other pieces to use to tell my story.

Note: I deleted part of the thread and pasted it to a new blank layer so that I could use it separately.

FotoBlendz
  • Place layers of file 5 from Rainbow FotoBlendz No. 1 below the transfer layers.
  • Clip photo to the mask.
  • Turn off color layers as desired.

Note: I used only the green, red and orange.

Elements
  • Place the clover and button face from ArtPlay Palette Rainbow next to the frames.
  • Move the second piece of the thread into place.

In case my journaling didn’t explain Petulance, I’m feeling childishly sulky or bad-tempered, especially after dealing with two young men who didn’t wear masks. I wore one!

Just Like This

Six weeks ago, Adryane and I walked in the warm California sun, photographing art nestled in the brush along the path near her home. Across the bay we could see downtown San Francisco. Oh for more time just like this.

I’m currently staying home, but I look forward to life returning to normal. While I’m home, I’m playing with some of the photos that I made in February.

Artsy Transfer and Paper
  • Place solid paper 1 from ArtPlay Palette Ordinaire on a new blank document.
  • Place the layers file 2 from Artsy Transfers Ordinaire above the solid paper.
  • Delete one transfer layer.
  • Place mask 3 from FramedMasks No. 6.
  • Clip black and white photo to mask. Add a color style to the photo and reduce the opacity.
Framed Mask
  • Place the layers of file 1 from FramedMasks No. 6 above the artsy transfer.
  • Clip art to framed mask.
  • Clip photo of scene to FotoBlendz mask and stains.
Embellish
  • Place layers of file 3 from MultiMedia Flowers No. 7 above the framed photo.
  • Add color overlay to darken the flower layer. Use mask to bring back in the green.
  • Adjust the ribbon with a color overlay.
  • Place word art from Everyday WordART Mix No. 1 over the blended photo.

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