Found a super book on creating art with Photoshop Elements. It is called “Digital Expressions” by Susan Tuttle. I bought it on Amazon and did this piece by partially following a tutorial in it. I used branch brushes and some grunge brushes in making this. I also used Topaz ReMask to mask out my face from a photo I took myself. (Super hard to do without using a tripod and timer. Both of which I have but was too lazy to set up!) I used both a soft white brush and a dodging brush to fade the face. Anyway, the book has lots of neat ideas and I hope to use them for future projects. It’s all about inspiration!
Took a photo of a doll in a window of our house. I may revisit the toadstools, but for now it’s this window doll! I used the lasso tool to select the eyes, chose inverse, then used Gaussian blur to accentuate the big eyes. I may have used a little too much blur. I’d probably tone it down a little if I did it over. I chose to leave it kind of contrasty and didn’t do much changing of lighting in editing. I did do some light dodging. Tell me what you think!Camera settings: F 7.1, 1/100 sec, ISO 100, focal length 55 mm.