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Illustrations from Photographs in Five minutes

Updated on November 18, 2011

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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    • Kenny Wordsmith profile imageAUTHOR

      Ashok Rajagopalan 

      10 years ago from Chennai

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

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      Dorsi Diaz 

      10 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

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

    • Kenny Wordsmith profile imageAUTHOR

      Ashok Rajagopalan 

      10 years ago from Chennai

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

    • mp3audiobooks profile image

      mp3audiobooks 

      10 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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      Abhinaya 

      10 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!

    • Kenny Wordsmith profile imageAUTHOR

      Ashok Rajagopalan 

      10 years ago from Chennai

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

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      Earth Angel 

      10 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!!

    • Kenny Wordsmith profile imageAUTHOR

      Ashok Rajagopalan 

      10 years ago from Chennai

      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! :)

    • Kenny Wordsmith profile imageAUTHOR

      Ashok Rajagopalan 

      10 years ago from Chennai

      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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      Merle Ann Johnson 

      10 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)

    • Kenny Wordsmith profile imageAUTHOR

      Ashok Rajagopalan 

      10 years ago from Chennai

      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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      Compu-Smart 

      10 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..

      ;)

    • Kenny Wordsmith profile imageAUTHOR

      Ashok Rajagopalan 

      10 years ago from Chennai

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

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      myaddiction 

      10 years ago from Sherman Oaks, CA

      Wonderful art. Tutorial would be really nice.

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

      Patty Inglish 

      10 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Fantastic! Hey Kenny, I like your profile.

    • Kenny Wordsmith profile imageAUTHOR

      Ashok Rajagopalan 

      10 years ago from Chennai

      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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      Ricardo Nunes 

      10 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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      cgull8m 

      10 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 :)

    • Kenny Wordsmith profile imageAUTHOR

      Ashok Rajagopalan 

      10 years ago from Chennai

      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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      Eileen Hughes 

      10 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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      Iðunn 

      10 years ago

      hehe. children :heart:

    • Kenny Wordsmith profile imageAUTHOR

      Ashok Rajagopalan 

      10 years ago from Chennai

      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 :)

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      Iðunn 

      10 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.

    • Kenny Wordsmith profile imageAUTHOR

      Ashok Rajagopalan 

      10 years ago from Chennai

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

      pondering the mysteries of life with our cat!

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      Iðunn 

      10 years ago

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

    • Kenny Wordsmith profile imageAUTHOR

      Ashok Rajagopalan 

      10 years ago from Chennai

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

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      Iðunn 

      10 years ago

      oh, this is wonderful! grand Hub!

    • Kenny Wordsmith profile imageAUTHOR

      Ashok Rajagopalan 

      10 years ago from Chennai

      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

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      Brandy Owens 

      10 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. :)

    • Kenny Wordsmith profile imageAUTHOR

      Ashok Rajagopalan 

      10 years ago from Chennai

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

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      djsartin 

      10 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

    • Kenny Wordsmith profile imageAUTHOR

      Ashok Rajagopalan 

      10 years ago from Chennai

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

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      Isabella Snow 

      10 years ago

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

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      Cory Zacharia 

      10 years ago

      So Creative, Kenny!!!

    • Kenny Wordsmith profile imageAUTHOR

      Ashok Rajagopalan 

      10 years ago from Chennai

      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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      Zsuzsy Bee 

      10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

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

      regards Zsuzsy

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