Love to experiment with my computer software special effects to produce “other worldly” graphics.
Sometimes I like to play with the various Kaleidoscope effects my software offers. One just splits the image and another does the actual Kaleidoscope design effect and allows you to place it where you want it in terms of color and shape, lots of options. The split effect they call kaleidoscope splits 4 images at a time. There is a plan to what I do eventually but my designing does begin willy-nilly.
ENTER, IF YOU DARE!
Halloween used to be one of my Favorite Holidays when I was young, after Christmas of course. Halloween is my oldest son’s favorite and he goes all out in decorating each year. Sometimes including his own costumes, fave being Brandon Lee’s “The Crow.“
As a child I lived near one of the oldest graveyards in the area with stones from the 1700’s at least. A few of us used to go up there to read them. Thanks to the television program I watched as a young teen, Dark Shadows, I thought cemeteries were very cool. Ghosts anyone?
I had a very cool Halloween song that I might have shared before. Starts with:
Jack ‘O Lanterns big black cats and witches that fly in the sky!
Halloween also led us straight into the other holidays later on. Used to be we kept the Halloween harvesty feeling way past Thanksgiving and I loved that. I remember when Christmas didn’t really start til a week or two before Christmas. Again, that was over 50 years ago and I don’t think that stores were even open on Sundays. I think they started doing that in the late 60’s, some of them. I love autumn! It’s just a great time of year for so many reasons.
Less than a month until Thanksgiving if anyone cares and coming soon to a super market near you, GMO enhanced poultry, also known as
POULTRY OF THE DAMNED!
Have a safe and Happy Halloween to those that celebrate.
I like to fool around with adding animation to part of my photos like these by cutting and “filling” other pictures or color combos and then animating only part of the picture. Gives eerie effects depending on light, shadows, color, etc. Hope you get some ideas for your software. I am happy to answer any questions as to how they were created as well as planning many “how-to” posts way overdue.
I will sometimes create patterns with my Microsoft Photodraw under Distort and kaleidoscope. I will lock in the effect to add the next one as well as placing any other designer effect to enhance as desired. The above are some examples with the caption of what they were originally. The bottom galleries show how these effects were placed and the results.