Thursday, July 11, 2013

Creating original collage images...DIY!

Create your own collage imagery!

 Many of us end up with photos we like but have no real purpose for. Take the one above. I like it, it reflects the sense of community and hierarchy often seen in birds. I like it because I took it and it reminds me of the enjoyment I get from watching birds, even in my own back yard. It has visual and emotion me..but it's not an overly great photo!
So what to do with this photo? Do I hit delete and simply accept that I missed the opportunity to get some great pics? Or do I make something of it, just because I like it?

Enter technology!
I cropped it then used an antiquing filter from photo scape.

 I love this photo, as is. I manually focused this photo, it' not quite perfect but it doesn't matter when you do this...
 Coloured pencil filter (photo scape) above
Pencil filter (Picassa) below.

Cropped and colour boosted (photo scape) ...

I've used many of my own photos is collages, I enjoy creating the main image and not using an image that others already have. It makes it more 'mine' and that's something I enjoy. 
These images are now ready to be used in collage work and all it took was a little extra time and faith that there was an image worth saving.

Obviously you will create according to your own style and patience when it comes to using filters.
I've shared a few of mine below.

Best wishes for happy creating and may your nest be blessed,

This tutorial has been shared on home talk, Pinterest and Feathered Nest Friday
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Jo Murray said...

Your use of these lovely photos is marvellous. A great result.

Caterina Giglio said...

first of all your photos are amazing! and then your skill is superb! love your work!

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

Thank you Jo and Cat, a lovely way to start my day reading these comments!

ArtPropelled said...

You are so clever! I love what you are doing. I think you will like Mikel Robinson's work.

Kris said...

Awesome photos and creativity!!!