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Antique Impressions: Garden

Garden Corner MT


Tomatoes by the Book Mjt


Garden & Post fr


13 responses

  1. Do you use plugins or are these your compositions in Photoshop (or whatever)?

    August 21, 2014 at 12:40 am

    • elmediat

      I use PaintShop Pro and plugins. Check my tutorial pages and Photography & Media Resource pages for details ( includes links to free plug-ins.).
      I also create my own textures and layers to create effects. For example I have some textured text layers that I created that were used in getting the effects in these images by layering and creating frames . I have some freebie textures posted on this blog – Boxing Day Textures Post is popular and keeps popping up in Top Posts. 🙂

      I will answer any specific how-to questions – often turns into a tutorial page or post. 😀

      August 21, 2014 at 12:31 pm

  2. Suzanne

    That’s an intriguing image

    August 21, 2014 at 6:30 am

    • elmediat

      Glad you enjoyed Suzanne. 🙂

      August 21, 2014 at 12:32 pm

  3. leecleland

    These would have to be amongst my favourite images so far that I have seen you do – I guess I keep saying that 🙂 Partly the colour combination (blue/brown) and partly the frames and textures. You once mentioned to me where to find frames in Photoshop but at that stage I didn’t have PS, now I have could you please let me know where it is, Joseph? I did find it once but can’t re-find it.

    August 21, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    • elmediat

      Many thanks.
      I have the older school PhotoShop Elements. It still should be in the Palette Bin. Open it using the window menu. Then select type and check frames instead of background from list. 🙂

      August 21, 2014 at 6:03 pm

      • leecleland

        Thanks for that Joseph, I’ll check it out after taking the dog (Flair) for a walk. It’s a wet day (finally) so I’ll have time to play a bit 🙂

        August 21, 2014 at 6:12 pm

      • leecleland

        One problem, quite a serious one, I don’t know where the Palette Bin is – any hints 🙂

        August 22, 2014 at 7:31 am

      • elmediat

        My problem is that I am familiar with an older version of Photoshop Elements, as opposed to PhotoShop. PhotoShop is industrial strength. I even asked my son, with all his computer graphics & animation background. He didn’t know, because he wouldn’t need to use that type of frame. If he did, he would be expected to create something from scratch.

        When I I work with Paints hop I am half-way between. Many of my frames are a combination of templates and my own pieces. You will have to look through effects to find where they buried the frame templates. Each new edition add more options because it has to achieve a wide industry standard that goes beyond photography. That is why I prefer PaintShop Pro. It sits between Elements and full Photoshop. 🙂

        August 22, 2014 at 2:54 pm

  4. Oh, how your garden grows. These are lovely.

    September 1, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    • elmediat

      Many thanks. Has your long weekend been wet & messy too ? It seems that was the dominant theme of the August end of summer up here. It is once again raining as I type this.

      September 1, 2014 at 4:21 pm

      • We’ve had very little rain over the weekend but it has been very dark and muggy. I’ve spent most of the weekend indoors. Putzing about, not really doing anything but the weekend has flown by.

        September 1, 2014 at 4:37 pm

      • elmediat

        Tuesday is bright and sunny with chance of showers very late in the day. Of course it finally feels like a summer day – the summer holiday season is over & the kids are back in school. The weather is what happens to you while you are making other plans. 😀

        September 2, 2014 at 10:42 am

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