Photoshop

Fun with Photoshop

This section has arisen from my work/play with Adobe Photoshop over the past few years. Four years back, when i got my first digital camera, the package came along with a rudimentary photo-editing software. I spent a lot of time on this package because I always used to “work” on my photos before sharing it with people. This sparked my interest in photo-editing. For the initial few months, the only editing i did was to increase the brightness, crop out unwanted sections of the photo and removing red-eyes.
I was introduced to Adobe Photoshop around then and i graduated to cloning, layers and the like, mainly for fun special effects. I then realised that fancy special effects really got the attention of friends and family and they were impressed ! So, i took to photoshop more seriously. Since then, I have worked a lot with photoshop creating banners/mails for an entertainment club here in Amdocs called the Social Club and also creating unique collages, as gifts for friends.
In this section, I shall share some of my work and also the techniques involved in creating them. Just as a word of caution, I am by no means an expert in photoshop or in creativity. For the professional, all the work displayed here might be amateurish, but these are good enough to earn credit among your family and freinds :-) All the images below link to a separate page with a bigger version of the image. That page will eventually contain the steps involved in creating that image.


This collage was created for Senthil after his trip to Europe. This was my biggest project, because i had to “invent” photos for this. For example, i had to move the eiffel tower from its usual location to somewhere in the middle of another street :-)

This was a simple new year greeting card for the year 2004. I have always liked personalised greeting cards rather than the usual link to a greeting card site.

This collage was created for Senthil after his trip to Europe. This was my biggest project, because i had to “invent” photos for this. For example, i had to move the eiffel tower from its usual location to somewhere in the middle of another street :-)

This collage was created as an invite for the Diwali party in Amdocs. The photos were taken from the previous year’s party.


Created out of two photos from Gigo’s trip to South Africa. The branches in front of him gave the image an authentic look.

This is one of my best works, because most of the photos blended seamlessly with each other in the final image.

The requirement from Nitin was for a simple invitation for a dinner party on the occassion of his son’s birth. Not very good, but can’t expect more for 10 minutes work!

The freely available B&B effects action (Adobe forums) was used on my picture to produce this nice effect.


A simple collage of images from the internet.

The Farewell gift for Gopal. I also used some of the photos from his egypt trip for this collage.

One comment on “Photoshop
  1. Gae says:

    Can you tell me please the program to merge the collage. I had one for my windows XP but it want work with windows 7
    Regards Gae

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