Illustrations from Photographs in Five minutes

Five Minute Art Strikes Again!

Take your photographs, especially the ones that have not come out okay, and create beautiful art from them! Take them to Photoshop, and have fun trying out effects. When you strike gold, print them out and frame them up!

Just wanted to share my pix, and encourage you to do the same. Most of you already do this, and are experts at Photoshop effects, but those who are not, go here, where I have put up a tutorial.

Cheers!

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Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

How??? I'd like to know. Please.

regards Zsuzsy


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Sure, will do that next, Zsuzsy! Only didn't want to offend the photoshop exp[erts here! Thanks for that reqiest!


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Guru-C 8 years ago

So Creative, Kenny!!!


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Isabella Snow 8 years ago

I love the photoshop filters!! You can make anything look artsy with them! Good hub!


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Thank you for visiting, Guru and Isabella, and for the appreciation!


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djsartin 8 years ago from Missouri Ozarks

Love this!  Yes, a tutorial please, I'm clueless at this type thing.

Sent a link to your hub to my daughters and especially grandaughter Sarah who purposely takes some really strange and beautiful photos of things around town and even just lights, with camera moving...lol  She'll love this for sure!

Will give her something fun to do til school restarts after New Years,

DJ


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Ok, DJ, will do! Right away, for my clueless friends. Thank you for the nice request.


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Brandy Owens 8 years ago from Wherever life takes me

Those are really good. I failed at using Photoshop, but I found that Paint.Net works just as well, in case anyone doesn't have Photoshop. :) Thanks for writing this hub. You know, those look so good that you might be able to post them on DeviantArt and sell them as prints. :)


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Thanks, Brandy! I am there at DeviantArt but haven't been active recently. Shall try selling prints there, like you said.

Friends, take note of Paint.Net


Iðunn 8 years ago

oh, this is wonderful! grand Hub!


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Oh, Iðunn, thank you; I feel grand now!


Iðunn 8 years ago

I love that bottom image. ?you? and your cat, pondering the mysteries of the universe together


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Ah, no, Iðunn, that's my tenderhearted teen son, 

pondering the mysteries of life with our cat!


Iðunn 8 years ago

:) you should have that printed up and framed. what a wonderful family memento. I would hate to think you'd let it slide off as a stray image in a Hub. your son looks like he has a philosophic soul - you must be very proud.


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

I think I'll do one of everybody in the family and frame them up. But I guess more people will see it in a hub than on my walls?

I'm proud of his philosophical soul, but I wish he would have his hair cut :)


Iðunn 8 years ago

hehe. children :heart:


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

Great hub, I would not have thought of doing it. I use paint shop pro. And have messed about with stone imaging etc but would never have thought of doing it like that.

Yes I would like to see next hub. Thanks.


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Paint Shop Pro is great, but not everyone knows it like they do Photoshop. Maybe I should have just said graphic software. Thanks for the encouragement, Eileen, will definitely do a tut hub by tomorrow.


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cgull8m 8 years ago from North Carolina

I am just a novice, all I do use automatic photo software. So if you give us intstruction like Zsuzsy request, it will be great for us. I use Picasa, seldom for editing, I just keep the original :)


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funride 8 years ago from Portugal

I haven´t "play" with Photoshop for a while but I still remember of doing great oil paintings from photo views! Some of them could be in a museum now lol.


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Cgull, I am at work on a series of tutorials to share my cg tricks for what it is worth. I'll have the first one up in a day.

Funride, you take beautiful photographs, from what I see in your hubs; 

they are art without being photoshopped! 

Thank you, friends! 


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America

Fantastic! Hey Kenny, I like your profile.


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myaddiction 8 years ago from Sherman Oaks, CA

Wonderful art. Tutorial would be really nice.


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Thanks, Patty, for saying 'fantastic' and also liking my new look!


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compu-smart 8 years ago from London UK

Great pictures Kenny!! The subjects, angles of the pictures would have been just as good without the photo-shop effects, nevertheless still great effects..

;)


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Myaddiction, welcome to my hub! Thanks, I'm doing a series of tutorials.

Thanks, Jerrico, and welcome! I'm not a great photoshop expert, but what I know, I'll share. Yes, I'll do the cartoon and the collage tips, too, thank you!

Oh, you are very kind, Compu-smart! As ever. Thanks! :)


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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

What a beautiful shot of your son and the cat. Just a young you I am thinking...I am so not into what you are doing here...but will watch and see if I can pick up on it. Do lot's of photo's myelf, but unable to share as yet..You are a great man. G-Ma :O)


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Thanks for liking that photo, G-Ma. He's a teen and luckily he doesn't mind your comment that he looks like a young me! :) You know what they think of their fathers at that age!

Please share your photos when you can! :)


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Yes, Jerrico, a forum by itself! Delightful!

Please make your hub, I will look forward to it, and pick up some tricks.

Please turn a parking lot into a masterpiece for our sakes! :)


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Earth Angel 8 years ago

Thank you again for a GREAT Hub Kenny-Shariff!!

I learn so much from you and your generous and creative Hubs!!

I dabbled in PhotoShop this year (I am a beginner-beginner!!) to create all my Christmas gifts!! I used the snapshots of friends I had taken during the year, loaded them into PhotoShop, and softened some of the lines in all their lovely faces!! I then printed them out on canvas and wrapped them around stretcher bars!! They were a BIT hit!!

I look forward to many more of your wonderful and inspiring Hubs!! And your Hubs on PhotoShop!! You are the BEST Kenny!!

Happy New Year!! Blessings, Earth Angel!!


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Earth-Angel, you creative soul! You have taken it to the next level! Canvassed them and all! Wonderful! Happy New Year!


Abhinaya 8 years ago

Yes Kenny do put up a tutorial.I would like to know how you did it.I have Adobe photoshop installed in my PC.Will I be able to do it? JUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUST FANTABULOUS!


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mp3audiobooks 8 years ago from Switzerland

Hey Kenny, you're a real artist! Some of these would look good in any national gallery! I tend to play around with my pics too, but rarely save the results, maybe I should start, seeing what you came up with here! Great effects, especially love the cat pic.


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Hey Mp3, thank you! Please save your pix, and use them in your hubs or site. While I approach a national gallery! :)


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Dorsi 8 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

This is beautiful art. I am very impressed with your layout eye!


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Thank you Dorsi for visiting this hub, too! :)

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