Digital Marbling

It’s about time I got this section started so you can see how we are working with this idea of digital marbling. Sometimes (well, most of the time…) the pieces are so wonderful that you just want to keep them around for a while longer. Digital Marbling (TN) allows us to do that. We received the Arizona trade name for this about three years ago, after a while on the blog, but we wanted to have a bit of protection for our work.

This was one of the first pieces I accomplished on my own. Most of my early work is with my digital partner Suzan, who is a WHIZ at Photoshop. She soaks up every bit of knowledge at Photoshop World, while I have just been playing around in my spare time. Thanks to Suzan I am getting to be rather proficient at this manipulation. Plus…the fun is you never know just what you will come up with!

This is the piece of fabric I started with. It’s been long sold,but I remember thinking it wasn’t a great piece to begin with.

I had just learned about the blur filters and deconstructing to black and white lines.

I am always amazed at how this works! THen I used the “invert” to see what it would look like with white/black.

Again, totally different….

At this point in my learning and playing with Photoshop, I was intrigued with gradients. Plus, I was fascinated with the bevel/emboss features. It has been a while, so I’m not quite sure just how I got those half-moon cut-outs, but I sure liked them.

I loved what happened here. I used the radial gradient and saw some other circles appear. Now I was really intrigued and I almost left it in its black and white state.

Then I went to a red-blue gradient, and I was hooked. I added a few strokes to outline the smaller circle, and I knew I had a keeper.

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