Sunday, May 31, 2009

Birthday Flowers and good friends


How did I ever get so lucky to have a friend like Jennifer McGuire? She is the sweetest thing in the world!!! I received this wonderful bouquet of flowers from her on my birthday. It's been forever since I've had a delivery of such beauty. Thanks Jemmifer!!!
Smooches

I took a few close-ups and had a little Photoshop fun....a quick watercolor filter makes such an awesome artistic difference.

here's the before.....

And here's the after.....


To do the filter in Photoshop, first resize your photo to about 800px wide with a 72 resolution (perfect for web). Go to the filters tab, click Artistic, then at the bottom is watercolor, click it a screen appears (different in PS7 from PS CS3), adjust the brush detail, shadow intensity and texture to your liking.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Monday and thanks for the special birthday comments on the Hero Arts and Jennifers blog, your kindness warmed my insides!

I'll be back later to share some stamping.
Shari

7 comments :

Joanne said...

Oh! Shari what a lovely technique and what a perfect gift. xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Happy Birthday Shari!!!!


Hugs
Susan

Jennifer said...

glad you liked them! they were supposed to be purples and greens - like you mentioned liking. oh well. hugs hugs hugs!

Diana said...

Aren't those beautiful!

Far North said...

Okay, I must confess I return and lurk at see your current page. You should win an award for the most colorful page! Your birthday flowers continue to bring joy!

Linda Cain said...

Beautiful!

Linda

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