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!
I loved this shot but it was so busy with background clutter. I used Topaz ReMask to separate the clown from the background and then lowered the opacity of the background. I added a pink gradient and a light floral texture to complete the photo. Processed in Photoshop Elements 6, the photo was treated with Topaz Simplify cartoon adjusted. I added a fine line to the cartoon and increased the saturation. Hope you like it!!