A blog containing photographs, ideas, discussion and image manipulation tutorials from incurable hippie, a disabled photographer in the north of England. All this, plus inspiration from others' photographic work, and technical aspects of photography.

30 June 2007

Sheffield Pick of the Week

Flickr Sheffield POTW #54 - andy2boyz «

Andy2boyz has made my night by picking one of my pics for the Sheffield Flickr blog.

He has also posed questions about whether the colour is manipulated... make your own mind up!

Purple House

18 June 2007

Warholisation - How I Did It in Photoshop Elements


  1. Open a portrait, ideally a head or head and shoulders shot.

  2. Layer > Duplicate Layer

  3. Filter > Stylize > Solarize

  4. Filter > Adjustments > Invert

  5. Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Brightness and Contrast

  6. Play around with the brightness and contrast settings until you are happy.

  7. Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue and Saturation

  8. Play around, especially with different hues, until you are pleased with the resulting colours

  9. Using magnetic lasso tool, draw around the shoulders, neck, hair, head etc.

  10. Right click on the image and choose 'Select Inverse'

  11. Right click on image, click Feather

  12. Layer > New Fill Layer > Solid Colour

  13. Pick your Colour. Press OK.

  14. Crop the image if necessary

  15. Layer > Flatten Image

  16. Save your image



13 June 2007

BBC Britain in Pictures

The following of my photos are on the BBC Britain in Pictures website. How excited am I?! (I can't view that page with firefox btw).

Park Hill flats, Sheffield.



Jessop Hospital for Women, Sheffield

Claywood Flats, Sheffield - Demolition by Nibbler

Weston Park Museum, Sheffield

Passing Traffic

Firth Court, University of Sheffield
Firth Court (submitted)

Sheffield Town Hall

Winter Gardens, Sheffield




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