Friday, May 22, 2009
Your desktop image??
So today I offer you a challenge.
I was so tired of turning on my computer and looking at the same image over and over on my desktop that I created the one above.
Of course... I think it turned out super cool. :)
What do you have on yours? Don't you think it should be something you kreated yourself? Of course you do!!
I can hear you saying... I can't do that..... but I know you can!!
Here is what I did.
On my desktop screen. I right clicked and chose properties. Then I went to settings. This gives you your screen resolution. Create a new document the same size. Next I found an interesting scrap paper. I made mine, you can download it here
Next I added an image, changing the blend mode to soft light and used my move tool to bump it over to the left. I knew I wanted a scroll around Grace's eye so I dug around in my brushes for something that would work. Stamped a new layer and used Ctrl T to freetransform it to fit. Played with my blend modes until I found an interesting effect. I found the flower swirls in my swirls stash. (sorry I don't know where I got them) I did a little burning here and there. I wanted my edges a little darker so the icons on my desktop would show. I then saved my image as a jpeg to my desktop. Double clicked to open and chose, save as desktop background. Now I see Grace's gorgeous blue eyes every time I turn on the computer. What could be better than that!
I do hope you give it a try. A new kreation just for you will always make you smile.