Category Archives: sports photography

Like a Brick Wall

Photography and editing by Joyce Meyer

Never Give Up

Blended composite by Joyce Meyer

…because life isn’t always easy.

Lightning & Smoke

I’m not fond of drama in real life but I do love a dramatic blended image… and high school sports.

Tried to make my own lightning at first, but decided that was too time consuming. Googled smoke and lightning brushes and downloaded some free brushes, installed them in Photoshop CC 2015. BOOMmuch easier.

Every image can use improvement and I think an action image would be a good candidate for a blend using these brushes.

Next time…

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A little creativity + free overlay

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Image by Joyce Meyer

You can’t beat “free,” right?  Ashe Designs had a free overlay offer that included a football with shattered glass around it. I thought the football in the overlay appeared too cheesy so dragged it over my image and erased the football out. Copied and sized the glass only results and added a zoom effect to one of the layers to show movement. Plain bleacher background is now jazzed up. Ta-dah!!  Love free things…

Here’s the link:  Ashe Design.com Freebies

Live Simply… dream big.

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Image and design by Joyce Meyer

Live simply, dream big, be grateful…

Challenge…

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Image by Joyce Meyer

Go Lancers!

Foreground image was taken in the studio  with accent lights on both sides of the face and one light to camera right. Background looked too dull and I wanted to “jazz it up” . Many hours of blood sweat and tears take place on and off the court so decided to try blending the subject with a background photo of the gym.  Still too blah…  

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I tried a haze in the background, but not enough texture for me. What to do, what to do?   Found some free smoke brushes and played around? Here is the link to the free brushes found at a site called ucreative.com. (Click on link) Made a transparency layer to apply the smoke to the background, erasing if necessary and another transparency layer on top of the image.  Go Lancers!