July 8, 2011

Laundry Day

I took a break from surface design techniques to play with Photoshop Elements.   I have a large collection of photos I've taken of different textures.  The one I chose for this project is a street surface in Freiburg, Germany.  I found the dish towels hanging in a little shop in Zurich.   I also used one of Kim Klassen's textures "Granny's Cupboard."

I experimented with making a displacement map.  This is the result.

Another version sans the displacement map.


The theme this week for Texture Tuesday is "pink".

For more inspiration, visit Pink Saturday and Texture Tuesday!

42 comments:

Leann said...

Cool technique. And perfect pic for me as I am doing laundry as I blog:)

Enjoy your day!
Leann

My Crafty Little Page said...

Wonderful - I love your "laundry day" and really envy being able to use Photoshop! I can do a lot but can't seem to figure it out on my own. xoxo Nancy

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

I love it! And I love your creative blog. Happy Pink Saturday!

AshTreeCottage said...

That's cool!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Emily said...

I love these Pat. Thanks for sharing. Your laundry day art gives laundry day a new meaning. Happy pink Sat.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Tricia said...

These are lovely - I love your choice of the hanging laundry & the textures. I would love to learn how to do this. BTW - I highlighted your blog for my Pink Saturday post. I really love your blog!

Blessings,
Tricia

LV said...

I am not sure what you are doing, but it certainly looks nice.

Robin said...

Happy Pink Saturday (one day early)! Hope your weekend is pinkishly beautiful.....

Light and Voices said...

Ok, I don't understand how you did this technique but I can admire the work.
Joyce M

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Sweetie...
Wonderful share. Love your laundry day. Sure makes laundry ALOT more beautiful does it not?

Thank you for sharing this beautiful Pink Saturday with me this evening. Many hugs and much love from Phoenix, Sherry

Susie Jefferson said...

Love both treatments! Displacement map... that's a new thing for me to try. Thank you. This week, mine's a desktop screensaver calendar. Happy Pink Saturday from the UK!

Only Cute Things said...

so cute!
lovely


HPS!

XOXO

Holly said...

Another great piece of work, Pat! Fifi wanted me to tell you "merci".
Happy Pink Saturday!

Honey at 2805 said...

I like you image used with the photoshop techniques.

I have been using some of Kim's textures but am so slow at it. Just don't have the real hang of it yet!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Daniella said...

Hi Pat!
I love this!! I am so bad at PSE. I've tried, but no way.

BUT, I do LOVE your blog, and I'd like to add it to my sidebar, if you don't mind!! I don't want to miss what you make next!
HPS!
xxDaniella

Kerrie said...

Awesome! Love it!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, Pat this is fantastic!!! WOW!!!

XO
Cindy

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

What a great post! Thanks for sharing. Love EVERYTHING about your creative space. Hope to see you on my blog:)
HPS!

xinex said...

Beautifully done, Pat. I love the colors too.....Christine

Sizzle and Zoom said...

Beautiful blog. Love your blog list of artists. Will be coming back to check out the artists.

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

You do come up with the most extraordinary designs....I love this one. I have PhotoShop, but don't really know how to use much of it! I think I need to take the time to learn!
HPS!
Jil

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Oh boy oh boy...my hubby bought us Photo shop elements and I have not learned how to use it yet. Shame on me! I even signed up for Kim's online class and still have avoided it! Yours however, looks great.

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

I wish I could do that. Thx for sharing. You inspire me to keep learning.

HPS

LL

Kathy said...

Amazing! Love the textures you've found and the way you've combined them!
Marvelous,
Kathy

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

wowza ! you are goood at that...

lynne said...

Having problems leaving a comment :(
Wonderful texture.
Thank you for visiting me.
Wishes
Lynne

LaVonne @ Long Wait said...

Love it! Especially the second one. I have PSE 9 and I need to play around with it more!

Enjoy your Sunday afternoon!

LaVonne @ Long Wait For Isabella

♥ Miss Tea said...

absolutely loving the "laundry day" design you made, love the texture, it's like vintage!

Susan

Patti said...

I don't have photoshop, but it's on my someday wish list. I have no idea how to do what you do - I can see how it could open up lots of artistic elements. Thank you for visiting me!

Susan said...

Lovely photos!

deb duty said...

I love the different color dish towels all hanging in a row and your edits are fabulous. My favorite is the second one.

lori said...

Laundry Day!! LOVE it! My washer has stopped spinning and I have been "hanging on the line..." rolling "old school" and this was PERFECT! what a great image and what a great blog!

Val said...

Love your Laundry Day Pat - looks like you really enjoyed it!

Cedar said...

What a creative take on pink! Very lovely!

Congratulations on your quilt! Very exciting!

Marilyn said...

Looks like fun. The pink text is great.

A Box of Chocolates said...

wow I love the second photograph particularly, but it is great what the street texture does to it too. By the way what is a displacement map?

Geri Centonze said...

Love it! You need to come over to artseebloggers.com and sign up so your blog can be found in the directory!

debsea said...

i love them both! great idea! great textures!
(thanks for your comment on my ballet slippers...i also just watched the black swan...what an intense movie!)

Genie said...

What an interesting and appealing technique. I do not have a clue as to what a “displacement Map” is, so now I have even more to learn. You certainly inspire me. I like both images...cannot pick of favorite. I plan to visit often so can see what you are doing and hope to try some of it myself. Genie

Lou Belcher said...

Great technique... I love both textures...

Lou

Ruth said...

Hi Pat, thank you so much for visiting my new blog, I love yours, the photo's here are really interesting!

Best wishes from the U.K, love Ruth x

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

It's always fun to come over and see what you are up to Pat. HPS (way late) :)