Monday, July 16, 2012

fun with scanning

 A while back I discovered that I can put flattish objects in my scanner for interesting results. This is a slab of "fossilized" dried, cracked mud. It is pretty neat looking by itself, with the patterns made by the cracks, but I thought I'd see what else I could do with it in Photoshop.
The first thing I did was duplicate my favorite section of it, then copy and paste them to create this new pattern. I really like it, it reminds me of fractals! I wasn't finished yet though, and tried some more things.
 Among other things I tried, I inverted the image. Wow! Now it looks like ice! Maybe some kind of abstract colored window! Though this was neat, I didn't stop there.
I played with color, contrast, and gradients. I really like this effect, like the sun shining through a window made of amethyst! Looking forward to trying out other effects, and seeing what use I can put it to in a finished illustration!

All images © Lucy A. Synk 2012

1 comment:

  1. The only problem with playing in Photoshop is you suddenly realize it's been four hours since you started.

    OK, that and the price.