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Rejuvenation for the Old

Rejuvenation

Rejuvenation

In making an effort to notice my surroundings more and in general, to just be more present in the now, I paid attention on my walk today.  The picture above is a collage of the words I photographed on my short 1/2 mile walk and below is a poem of how I see them fitting together and what they said to me.

The old should never be old

Rejuvenate and refresh

A fresh look reimagined

You are in Dallas after all

Good thing for me, I was on a walk back from the gym where rejuvenation was the goal and a refreshed mind and attitude was accomplished.

Yay for ME!

 

side note:  The above collage was done in Enlight with pictures taken on my Canon camera.  Four pictures cropped, morphed and merged into one.  All done on my iPad Pro.

First Time Drawing

Sexy Face

Sexy Face

With this being the year of creativity, I decided to look for some pictures that I could use to practice copying and get the creative process flowing.  So I google searched easy drawings, decided on a few and got busy drawing. Keep in mind, I am no artist, nor do I claim to be. These obliviously aren’t master pieces, but solid for a first timer.  I drew all these pictures with my new toys using the Paper by FiftyThree application. Easy application to use and I love how responsive the iPad Pro is to the iPencil.  I had a blast and can’t wait to do more.

Camp Fire

Camp Fire

Flower

Flower

Mountain Camping

Mountain Camping

Really love how I can draw on my iPad and export it as a PGN file. No muss no fuss!  Easy Peasy!!

Yay for ME!

Fun Selfie Effects

Snap vs. Insta

Snap vs. Insta

When I use Snapchat, which is only about once a month, the only thing I do is take selfies with the photo effects. And I have fun but don’t normally save them, but today I decided to and see what I could do with them.  So I made a selfie collage.

Instagram Selfie Collage

Instagram Selfie Collage

Then I thought, I wonder if I can do something like this in Instagram, and if so, I wonder which is better.  Instagram is really the only social media I use at the moment, but I don’t really do anything but post pictures, so I started researching.  Sure enough, you can, so I made the below collage of selfies.

Snapchat Selfie Collage

Snapchat Selfie Collage

SnapChat wins, in my opinion, on the photo effect front.  They have more choices and the effects they have are way cooler. Either way, had a great time taking the pictures and making the collages in Enlight.

Also, I used Photoshop Mix to make the top graphic.  The graphic is nothing to write home about, but keep in mind I created it on my iPhone in about five minutes. The logos were screenshots of my home screen that I trimmed down and used as graphics.  It is a little more pixelated than I would have liked, but I was creating it while waiting to be seated at our favorite Mexican restaurant and didn’t have the time to perfect.  But keeping up the creativity in 2018!

Yay for ME!

Photoshop in the Mix

Photoshop Mix Meme

Photoshop Mix Meme

My creativity is on fire!  Well my attempts at being creative have doubled at least, my actual creativity is about the same, luke warm.

Since getting my new toys at Christmas, I have been intentionally trying to take time and find ways to be creative, whether it is just taking a picture or learning how to use the graphics apps I have on my phone.  So today, I was thinking about what I would do and I looked at my phone and noticed an app I had downloaded about a year ago, but hadn’t used, Photoshop Mix.

I have used the full computer version of Photoshop but many, many years ago. I was by no means an expert, however I grasped the concept of layers and basic functions in the program. The full version is not an easy-user friendly program, so I was a little wary of how hard this pared down phone app version would be, but I opened it up and started on my first graphic.

Photoshop Mix Creative

Photoshop Mix Creative

I am not even kidding, the above graphic took me about five minutes to complete.  Now, I know it is nothing to write home about, but I did use four layers of individual items that were independently editable, one being a stock photo from Adobe.  Within the program I was able to cut out just the blocks spelling out “Creative”, delete the rest of the picture and then position what remained how I wanted it in my project.

Five Year Anniversary Pictures

You can use your own photos as well. In the above graphic I was able to cut my husband and me out of one picture from our five year anniversary trip and place us into another photo taken on that trip.

The edges might not be the smoothest, but keep in mind this was done on my phone in mere minutes and done by me, who is decidedly not a graphic artist.  So all things considered, this little program is not only powerful but super easy to use.

I can see more Photoshop Mix in my 2018 year of creativity.

Sadie Dog

Sadie Dog

Yay for ME!