April 5, 2012

Truly goes for a swim...

Truly Nolen has a number of antique cars parked around town.  I've been taking pictures of as many as I can find.  It's been a treasure hunt!

Photoshop Elements is an amazing photo editing tool.  I have been having a great time combining pictures, applying layer masks, blending modes and textures.

Using a Wacom tablet, I carefully "cut out" the car from it's background.  Placed the car on the beach added texture, a layer mask, color burn blending mode, drop shadow and voila - Truly goes for a swim!  (Actually, the swim is over.  Now where did I put that towel...)



Original photo of car

Photo taken at sunset on the Naples beach

"Antique Farewell" texture courtesy of Pixel Dust Photo Art.

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34 comments:

okienurse said...

actually saw cars floating the water at Dover in the UK one year. Tourists saw a dry spot to park close in and pulled in an parked. Evidently they didn't realize when the tide came in their cars would go out. Happy Easter. Thanks for sharing. Vickie @60

Cowgirl Red said...

Fantastic! You make it look so easy. It looks so real. It i very artistic. I want to learn Photoshop now. xoxo Terah

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Excellent shots ~ Love vintage vehicles and always love the ocean shots ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^ linked w/Katherine's Corner

marijka said...

I love cars and have intended to do more with Elements for over a year, so your post is truly INSPIRATIONAL! Thanks for a great blog and a kick in the butt. :-)

Kia said...

So beautifully done, Pat! That is such a beautiful vintage car, wow!

ashok said...

creative!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Pat this is fabulous. You are amazing. Time for me to buy Photoshop for my Mac since I can't use my PC software. You have inspired me. I would love it if you could share this wonderful post at our WIW linky party. Hope to see you there.

Paula
Ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

Heather said...

OH WOW!!! This is Killer! I love the car and i love how you processed it with the beach. Great job!

Susan said...

This is just incredible!! Love it...

Now for a dumb question. What is a wacom tablet? I'd love to do this.

Branson said...

This edit is amazing! I would love to see what your take on our photo for the Edit Me challenge this week would be ;)

tinajo said...

Great edit and fab car! :-)

Lori said...

Very nice edit!

Evelyn said...

Love what you did with this. I need to become more knowledgeable with Photoshop. I am just visiting from Katherine's Corner Blog Hop

Evelyn
http://myturn-evelyn.blogspot.com/

Shel said...

Way cool!! Love this!

Jeanie said...

Love it! What great fun!

Ruth said...

That's really cool Pat! I love the old car, so beautiful and you've done a brilliant editing job there :)

Deborah said...

fantastic! you did a fabulous job and you had two great photos to work with!

Phyllis said...

Wow!!! This is great. You make me what to run out right now and buy Photoshop elements!! How fun!

SueAnn said...

Fabulous Pat!!! Love the photo!
Well done!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Bonnie said...

What playful, creative and expert digital editing Pat!! Love images that make us go "Huh?!". :) Thank you so much for sharing your artwork and the process that produced the fab result with Photo Art Friday.

ormbunke said...

Så fantastiskt det blir med att sätta ihop två bilder till en. Snyggt.

Terrie said...

So creative and unexpected! A nice change from all the flower images! :) Very well done - I'm inspired to try something similar....

Marcie said...

So clever and creative!! Love how this one turned out!!

homeschoolceo said...

Fantastic! Love it.

Sherri B. said...

Ohmygosh, I love this! So clever and surprising to see that gorgeous old car in the ocean...!

lisa said...

Fantastic work on this Pat!

Ida said...

Fun, Clever, Creative and just fabulous!

Monica said...

Wow! How clever and creative work! I absolutely LOVE this!
Have a nice weekend:)

Audrey Christensen said...

This is fantastic! Love that you combined these!

Katherines Corner said...

Pat this is wonderful, one of my favorites for certain!Thank you for joining in the hop and for your bloggy friendship

ceevee said...

Nice combination of beach and car!(from PAF)

kareninkenai said...

Love that car - truly! What great processing. Thank you for sharing. visting from PAF - Karen

Marilyn said...

Pat, you did a stellar job here. I love the car and what you did with your edit.

Geri Centonze said...

A great composite piece - you did an amazing job of combining the two images.