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  • Grungy background from photo challenge ...

    another challenge that's a bit different ... create a background following guide lines ... lets see what we can create ... when they are finished at the end of the month I'll zip those that are sent to me at 300 ppi so everybody can share them who want them ... that is those who have participated in the challenge

    Try to pick a photo that hasn't too many small elements and some blank space ...elements should be interesting as in this grid, grungy wood, leaves and horse shoe.

    1. duplicate your image and rotate the top image by 90 degrees
    2. play with blending modes until you find one that turns the images into an interesting montage and doesn't look like the original image
    3. merge the two layers
    4. desaturate the new single layer
    5. play with the filters until you have one that looks like a background rather than the photo ... by now the photo should be barely recognized
    6. create a border to soften the edges ... I used the lasso tool with a feather of 200 px ... use a top blank layer
    7. play with blend modes between the two layers to meld the soft edge with the background
    8. merge both layers and save

    That's it ... have fun choosing a photo and since it's going to be grunge up it can be a smaller part of the photo for the focal point ... my photo was much larger with the edge of the shed in it etc etc and don't forget to send me the full size image if you want to share your background at the end of the month.

    My original image



    My grungy background











    Last edited by Sue C; 04-03-2017, 11:29 PM.

  • #2
    Oh wow - this looks fantastic, Sue. I've GOT to try it!!!

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    • #3
      Excellent challenge! Thanks for hosting Sue.

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      • #4
        WOW, what a challenge!! Interesting! Here is my original photo: Not really happy with outcome. May try another one, I LOVE yours!!!!



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        • NancyP
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          Thanks, Sue. I agree, I don't like that blank center which is the building. I have been playing with this ALL DAY!!! It is fascinating! No housework done!!! Oh well, housework is overrated anyway!!!

        • Sue C
          Sue C commented
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          lol .. glad I could keep you from your housework .... job done

        • Kythe
          Kythe commented
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          Housework will always be there waiting. Might as well enjoy scrapping time lol

      • #5
        Sue, making a grungy background from a photo will be fun.


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        • #6
          Golly Gosh...love this and I must have a try. Thank You for this challenge.

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          • #7
            écrit comme ça, cela parait simple mais...je vais vraiment essayer de faire quelque chose ! merci pour ce tutoriel
            Written like that, it countered simple but I am really going to try to make something! Thank you for this tutoriel

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            • #8
              This is cool!
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              • #9
                I have wondered how this was done! Easy but not - seems the choice of starting photo matters lots and lots. I kept picking things with geometric lines that ended up being too strong. Here are my best 2 results so far. Thank you thank you!!



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                • Mylinn
                  Mylinn commented
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                  To send things to you, do we use the email I managed to find on your profile? Thanks

                • Sue C
                  Sue C commented
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                  No ... that's my blog one .... if you send a message through the site and attach it to that it will get to me

                • Kythe
                  Kythe commented
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                  ooh I like these. I tried and failed miserably. Will keep working on it.

              • #10
                Well done ladies!! Thanks for the challenge Sue.
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                • #11
                  I've done another one ... this one from the steps of the old shed ... there are well defined lines in this photo with the contrast between the leaves and the old wood....sometimes rotating an image upside down works better than rotating it sideways ... you have to keep playing

                  1. duplicated image
                  2. rotated image 90 degrees
                  3. blended layers
                  4. merged and desaturated
                  5. filtered
                  6. duplicated -- twice
                  7. blended two top layers
                  8. merged two top layers
                  9. filtered top layer
                  10. blended two layers
                  11. merged and saved

                  Original image




                  Grungy background

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                  • Robyn
                    Robyn commented
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                    LOVE this one!!

                  • msbrad
                    msbrad commented
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                    This is awesome! Great job.

                • #12
                  Here's mine.



                  Last edited by vicki23; 04-04-2017, 01:07 AM.

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                  • Sue C
                    Sue C commented
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                    wouldn't this be a great background for a mountain image ???? ... cool

                  • Kythe
                    Kythe commented
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                    oh way cool. Do people say "cool" anymore? lol

                  • vicki23
                    vicki23 commented
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                    Thank you Sue and Kythe!

                • #13
                  My problem is that I am too literal. All my kids keep telling me that. Give me a set of instructions, and that is exactly what I will do---no more, no less. I really need to quit that and not be afraid to do my thing!! So-----off to play some more----my way!!!

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                  • Sue C
                    Sue C commented
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                    there you go .... I put down what I did as a guide line but do it your way like old blue eyes ....

                  • NancyP
                    NancyP commented
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                    Yeah, I was going to say like Ole Blue Eyes but I figured all the younge'ns here would have no idea what we were talking about!! He sure did it his way!!!!!

                • #14
                  Off to try to find a photo. Great idea for a challenge.

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                  • #15
                    Mine, I dont really like it much, will take a lot more playing around with I feel.



                    this is what I started with.


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                    • Sue C
                      Sue C commented
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                      your page is too funny ... the background works .. I can see a photo added to the bottom right and it would look great

                    • NancyP
                      NancyP commented
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                      Jody, I love it!! You did a great job!
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