Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Photoshop Elements.....For Quilters



I have one week left in my 

Photoshop for Quilters online class.

I thought I would share another PSE technique with you:


The point of this lesson was to take an image and

edit it so that you could print out a pattern to create

an applique quilt.


I chose a favorite image of my niece, Lilly:


Original Image







Image changed to black and white with levels adjustment







Image deepened with Hue and Saturation adjustment





Image has been posterized






 Then we were taught to soften the edges 

of the posterized version so that this could be printed out and 

used as a pattern to create a portrait quilt.

These softened edges would be easier to cut out of fabric.

If you look at the version above this one, you can see how 

much more detail there is in her hair that I removed.

After the quilt top is completed, I could go back in

and add that hair detail back in with machine quilting.


How cool is that!


You can find out more about this online class here:



CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts


May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,


LuAnn Kessi




4 comments:

Doreen Auger said...

Lilly is gorgeous and the perfect model for this!!!!! I wasn't sure how interested I would be in such a class (from your last post), but, now, I can see so many possibilities!!!! Sigh............... My mind is running amuck with all the possibilities!!! Thanks so much for the wonderful "mind turmoil" (that feeds my soul!).

QuiltSwissy said...

Oh yeah, gotta take this class........

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

LuAnn your niece Lilly is adorable and those big eyes are precious! Love how changed the photo and look forward to seeing the completed quilt.

Maria said...

Beautiful! What commands did you use to soften the edges in the last step?