All of this weeks images have been done purely for the fun of messing about so please don't even think of taking them seriously! :))
Rather similar to my offering on Monday this was how Southwold looked on the day we visited during our July holiday in Suffolk. I just felt that the red flag cried out to be dealt with other than as a straight presentation, and also as a warning to Richard Trim who only seems to get good weather when he goes to Southwold!
Astrid asked on Monday how to do this so here is a quick tutorial:
I will assume you have a programme with layers.
On the Background layer select the area you want to be shown above the background.
Then go to Layer …. New …. Layer via Copy (You will now get a copy of that small selection directly above the same part in the Background but on a new layer above.)
If you want you can do an Edit ….Stroke round that cut-out now.
Return to the Background Layer and go Filter …. Blur …. Gaussian Blur and with Preview ticked adjust the Radius slider until you achieve the effect you want before clicking OK. This only blurs the Background Layer. The Drop-shadow on each layer helps to give the 3D effect.
Now go to Layer ….. Flatten and there is your image completed.
You can do as many layers as you like, each one being smaller than the one behind it and then Blur each separately apart from the top one.
|camera||Canon PowerShot G10|
|exposure mode||program mode|