Friday, November 5, 2010

Digital Montage Challenge-Doorway

Cindy Powell, artist and author, has started a new challenge blog. Cindy is one of the instructors in the Digital Montage Workshops for Photoshop that I've been taking for the last several months. I have learned a lot from these workshops--how to use PS tools in new and different ways, interesting techniques and a lot of " I didn't know this tool could do THAT" moments.

Here's the blog address.

Cindy's challenge is to take the photo prompt she selects and transform it into a digitally altered piece of art.

The first prompt is a photo of a door, taken in Utah, a small portrait of the rustic Americam west. It conjured Native America for me, and here is my interpretation.
I used Cindy's photo, texture overlays from a set by UR_2 that I found on the Brusheezy site, a public domain photograph of a Native American family, and various PS brushes.

Thanks for visiting.


  1. beautiful work! I think you've made a gorgeous picture. xx

  2. This is fabulous! I like the Thunderbirds over the door and how you added script on the walls but not the door! Great job!

  3. Love this!!!!
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  4. Beautifully done...a real southwestern flair. I also love the Native American aspect.


  5. I have to say...this creation of yours is spot on! This moves me deeply and transports me back to an experience while living in New Mexico. Your image may not tell the story for all to understand...but I am one who does and am amazed at how well you captured that into this terrific image. Very well done!