Phil Sutters

Phil Sutters

Posted on 10/19/2015


Photo taken on October 19, 2015


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Photoshop


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abstracted

abstracted
This - it has been suggested to me - looks like the contents of a rubbish skip outside an abstract artist's studio! Perhaps I should include it in the group "Are we trash people?" !

Marco, Peggy C, Chris Alyde and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


9 comments - The latest ones
Fortescue38
Fortescue38
I love it - tell your friend not to be so rude!
21 months ago.
Phil Sutters has replied to Fortescue38
It was my son, actually, and he is always on the cheeky side.
21 months ago.
John Lawrence
John Lawrence
Phil, it's Brilliant if you were here it would be in the Turner gallery!!
21 months ago.
Phil Sutters
Phil Sutters
Thanks John. We have the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne. But I don't even belong to the local photographic club, so I don't even exhibit here in Seaford. However a local businessman has talked about having some of my landscapes in his office.
21 months ago.
Peggy C has replied to Phil Sutters
Smart man -- he knows talent !
21 months ago.
autofantasia
autofantasia
Nicely done Phil ... love to know how you got the shadow reflection! :)
21 months ago.
Phil Sutters has replied to autofantasia
Many thanks, Paul. It's good old Photoshop elements again. Having typed the word Abstracted, it was then 'simplified' which turns it from text to being a plain layer. A rectangular marquee (with the marching ants border) was then placed around the word with spaces on either side and the 'Distort' menu's 'polar coordinates' effect was used to create the arc shape. If you don't put spaces on either side, the effect makes an almost complete circle of the object, in this case the word. Having done that, we get to the answer to your question, The 'drop shadow' effect was applied and the 'distance' element was pushed until the space between the letters and their shadows looked right. The opacity was kept high to make the shadow fairly solid. Another way to have done it would have been to copy the word layer and darken the lower of the two layers, then use one of a number of tools to pull it into the desired shape.
21 months ago. Edited 21 months ago.
autofantasia has replied to Phil Sutters
Thanks for the info Phil ... much appreciated! :)
21 months ago.
Peggy C
Peggy C
ahh... PS 202 !
will have to try it and see what mine turns out to be ....
21 months ago.