Monday, February 10, 2014
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Another use for window gel clings...photos.
Here is an alternate version witht the Sphere filter.
And here's the original...yuck!
I wish I had thought to straighten LOVE out a bi mre with PSE while I had the opportunity in my work flow. Johnny loves putting these on the window for me, and he was as straight as he could be.
I really messed up my workflow last night and had to redo a few things and back track a couple of times. What I did was not hard...a labor of love so to speak...but there were a few steps. It was fun to work on while watching the Olympics.
I used Nix Color Efex Pro to alter the colors the way I envisioned them. I forget which filters but I think one was nostalgic. I used Noiseware to remove as much noise as possible. I isolated the letters so the I could tweak them a bit and also so that I could use a Gaussian blur on the background. It wasn't as smooth as I wanted. I had to fix a few lines under the L with the spot healing and clone tool. The two hearts also ended up being separate layers on the Sphere filter version. I used a paper that PSE 11 has built in to make the frame and added a drop shadow to the center layer. Although I fumbled arouond a lot, I am sure I could redo it better next time.
I did a lot of these gel cling cards around Valentine's Day two years ago. Fun! In this case I had added a cement wall texture over the gel cling. When you do that, you can really remove any resemblance to the original gel look.
I am sure there will be a few more gel cling cards this week:-)