Since finding Bonnie's site Pixel Dust Photo Art, I've become SO much more daring and experimental in my digital art efforts. This week was to try something abstract or any type of photo art. I LOVE playing at abstract! A couple weeks ago Bonnie showed some results she got by using the wave filter in PSE so I tried it out on a couple different images. I found that if the image is TOO simple, the waves aren't that interesting. If the image is too busy, the waves are a jumbled mess. And, there are so many ways of adjusting the depth, frequency, etc of the wave that it was a bit overwhelming. So I clicked the randomize button and got this fabulous result.
Here are the 2 images of mine I used, no textures, just the PSE filter. Adding the water overlay added the brighter stripes of color which I thought improved the interest of colors. I just LOVE the striations of color. In fact, I'm inspired to paint.....don't you think are some great painting inspirations in this? I'll post my efforts on this soon!
This second effort, I took one of my sunflower photos and added Bonnie's texture heavenly at overlay 100% for the texture and depth of color and abstract splotches at hard light 37% which I then erased over the seeds but kept those scratches on the petals.
Hmmm... seeing them side by side like this, I'm not sure the textures improved the photo that much - but they did make for a fun, whimsical change.....
Looking forward to seeing what others do!