Illustrations from Photos - Gallery

A gallery of converted photos

If you have a digital camera and don't have the time to draw, but still want to create illustrations from your pictures, use Photoshop or a similar program to do it. If you don't know how to go about it, please take a look at my earlier tutorials, here and here.

If you don't want to do even that, just enjoy my pictures.

This is fun, and it's how I pass time when I am bored. Never fails to perk me up and delight the rest of the family. They make great desktop wallpapers too!

Remember, the trick is not to use any effect or filter by itself; combine two effects or more to create unique illustrations!

Hope you have fun with this. Cheers!

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Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

Kenny! welcome back...another information filled hub. I'm learning lots. Soon maybe I'll be able to show some of my efforts.

Thanks for your help

regards Zsuzsy


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Yes, it's ages since I posted anything. Thanks for being first commentator, busy Bee that you are! :)


Abhinaya 8 years ago

WOW! Kenny.This IS fun.I had always wanted someone to teach me how to go about Adobe Photoshop eversince I got it installed on my PC.The software was lying 'idle'.Thanks for the tips.Great HUB from you after a long time.Just came back from your earlier tutorials and I saw I had missed the "cat one".

Just one question.Is that you as a little boy and young man in the picture?


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MrMarmalade 8 years ago from Sydney

I must admit my last effort at poetry turned you off, so that you had a convulsion on the spot. I was getting very concerned and decided no more poetry.

Thanks for coming back and relieving my conscience.


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

No Abhinaya, they are both my sons, and the photos were taken recently. I am the grey chap only. Hope you have great fun fiddling with Photoshop. And thank you!

Frank, all your efforts are appreciated. 

I don't judge your poetry, only love it. 

Please continue to do your magic, for the sake of all your fans. 

Thank you for everything. 


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VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

One thing I know, Kenny, is when you publish a hub, I look forward to relaxing and being inspired. Its balancing for me to be busy with our business and also keep in touch with my creative side, even if its to enjoy the works of others. :)


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

I am honoured, Violet. And grateful, thank you. :)


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Gareth Pritchard 8 years ago from North Wales

Hey Kenny, nice pictures, 2, 3 and 5 excellent illustrative images.


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Thanks awfully, Gareth. No: 2 actually was a surprise to me. Turned out better than I expected.


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

Good to hear from you sweetie...So much hub contesting going on it is boring...well to me. I spotted it was your eldest son and you and your youngest...where is that pretty wife's pic?  Or wouldn't she let you  ?  I know the feeling.  I want to try this too...just am too lazy lately...moving mom and all and visiting everyday.  Still not working tho since my last illness but am well and back to being sassy and chatty as you can see.  Have a wonderful week-end and check out my new soup recipe...I was thinking of you when I wrote it...you know... my gentle Man...G-Ma :o) hugs & kisses


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Great to hear from you, G-Ma! Hehe, too much contesting, eh? Luckily, I am ineligible.My pretty wife is particular about which pic of her goes public, right.Good that you are back, sassier than ever; we love you that way!Soup? Soup will bring me out of my hole with my tongue hanging out!Thanks for the soup. Hugs and kisses. :)


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

You are so welcome Kenny...G-ma:o) hugs & kisses


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Angela Harris 8 years ago from Around the USA

Beautiful, Kenny. I am trying very hard to learn Photoshop. You inspire me.


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Enjoyed the hub, G-ma and looking forward to the soup. :)

Angela, thank you, delighted to inspire you. Photoshop's not as difficult as it looks, if you start small.


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

Kenny...Have you seen ripplemakers newest hub? "Are you my missing piece?"  I think you would love the video with the art work there. and maybe not is very simple and emotional..go see...for me ok?  G-Ma :o) hugs & kisses


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tinyteddy 8 years ago from INDIA

six is sexy


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

Yes it is..I wish I had foreseen that...G-Ma :o) hugs


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Isabella Snow 8 years ago

Fabulous stuff, Kenny! You kids (kittens included) are adorable!!


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Shall go check it out, G-Ma, thanks.

Thanks, Tiny Teddy, and G-Ma, that's my photo!

Thank you, Isabella, I will tell them, from you! :)


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chantelg4 8 years ago from Northern Ontario

Awesome ideas, I will try this for sure!


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Hope you have fun, and find it useful, Chantel.


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

Yes Kenny I KNEW that was your photo...you rascal !! and is still a sexy pic..G-Ma :o) hugs


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Thanks for making me a sexy rascal, G-Ma, hehe!


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Cute kenny pretty cute. I really should re-install my photoshop after reading this hub. I had to remove it coz it was making my pc crawl. Hmmm will have to do something about this one.


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Thank you, Michelle. Hope you solve that pc problem, ideally by getting a new pc, to boot!


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C.S.Alexis 8 years ago from NW Indiana

Kenny,

I want to try to adapt this photo usage into a woodburning. I have not tried it but I think it could work out great. I will let you know what I come up with, maybe even write a hub about it....Very interesting.


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Alexis, after you do, please tell us how. And remember to take photos at every stage for the hub. Thank you.


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Dorsi 8 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

Wow these are fantastic! I love them! So you take pictures and then use Photoshop with them to do this?

I've been working with illustrator for the last couple years but I think I'm going to have to try photoshop now after reading your hub!


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Thanks, Dorsi. You can do wonders by combining Photoshop and Illustrator.


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Dorsi 8 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

Combining Illustrator and Photoshop- sounds scary! My family will never see me again! When I was learning Illustrator I was having a blast and I made some really cool artwork. I'll have to make a hub with some of what I did- that would be fun!


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

The secret is to get the family involved, hehe. Get them hooked to this, or just do their pictures. I sometimes make this something I do with the kids: 'Let's surprise Mom by turning her into a pretty picture.

Thank you, Dorsi, shall look forward to your artwork hub. :)


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patty56 8 years ago

Wow, your artwork is beautiful.......what a gift!

BEAUTIFUL

patty5


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Thank you, Patty, for that BEAUTIFUL comment! :)

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