Friday, November 9, 2012
How About Some Grunge?
I subscribe to Elements magazine, which is rather expensive but is loaded with all kinds of how-to's, techniques, and recipes for PhotoShop Elements. The tutorials are available to subscribers online, as well. Some are just beyond my interest---I tend to be simple-minded about techniques. That means I want simple stuff. One of the features in the current issue of the mag is called "Easy Grunge," and was written by mixed-media artist Liz Ness. The "recipe" is simple to follow, so I played with some photos I took last week on one of the weekly drives with my mother. Although Liz describes this look as having "gritty, urban appeal," there's nothing "urban" about my images. The look can also create a "nostalgic, antique look," according to Liz.