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This blog is written and maintained by Miss Cuddlywumps, a fluffy-tailed calico cat who is both classically educated and familiar with mysteries. She receives creative input from the Real Cats and clerical assistance from She of Little Talent (old SoLT, a.k.a. Roby Sweet). Comments or complaints should be addressed to Miss C rather than to old SoLt (Ms. Sweet). Ms. Sweet accepts no responsibility for Miss C's opinions.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Caturday Art: Best Friends

For today's Caturday Art blog hop, hosted by Athena and Marie, old SoLT chose a photo that originally didn't look very good because it was too dark--badly backlit and she wasn't smart enough to use a fill flash. Through the magic of various programs and filters, she ended up with this:

She adjusted the exposure and made a couple other tweaks in Lightroom to make it look a little better, and then it was on to LunaPic, where she applied the Surreal Painting effect. Looking at the result, she thought, This needs bokeh, so she went to PicMonkey and applied the Bokeh texture. Then she added a Drop Shadow frame, followed by a Museum Matte frame.

This is the yucky original:

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  1. Love seeing the before and after and knowing how it was done! The composition of the "before" is really great and just purrrfect for all the special effects. This is such a sweet picture too! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend. Peaches and Paprika, http://www.peachesandpaprika.blogspot.com

  2. That lovely picture came out very nice. Great what you can do with editors, isn't it😎 Pawkisses for a Happy Caturday😘❤

  3. I like the original, but the art came out great.

  4. What a sweet picture and a great recovery of it!
    Have a blessed weekend. :)

  5. Your Mom worked magic on that picture!

  6. I absolutely LOVE what you did with that photo! It's gorgeous! catchatwithcarenandcody