Angela Bonner, PPSA  

Gemma montage by Angela Bonner, PPSA

May 2023 - Gemma montage

About the Image(s)

As other group members showed images of their dogs last month I thought I would join in!!
This is my dog Gemma. Having joined in the Easter challenge hosted by Jane Lazenby (check her out, she is great!!) I thought I would have a go at creating my own montage.
First of all I made some artistic brushes in PS and used them to create the background taking colours from the images themselves. I then placed the three images onto the background, moved them around until I was happy and used masks to blend them in. As they were all taken on different days (and years) the lighting is a bit different but hopefully I have managed to blend them in ok.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
13 comments posted

Randall Gusdorf   Randall Gusdorf
Angela, you did a lot of work, and I am sure it took much time, and you got a great montage. Love the way you have the left and right bringing you into the pic, to the bottom shot, which has a great expression. Beautifully done for a beautiful dog. The only think I can say for improvement is to see if you can get consistent colors among the dogs.   Posted: 05/01/2023 11:48:53
Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
Thanks for that. It is hard to get colours right when in different lighting. Looks great framed and on my wall!! She is like me getting on and a bit decrepit now so nice to remember her as she was. Great company.   Posted: 05/01/2023 12:05:09
Randall Gusdorf   Randall Gusdorf
Well, if I knew you already printed it, and have it on your wall I would not have said anything about the colors. I knew you had the color awareness as you did say they were taken at different times and different lighting conditions. I also like the progression of left to right in size and the first being attentive, then curious, then dignified. Definitely deserves to be on your wall, and a great tribute, and comfort.   Posted: 05/01/2023 12:09:23

Ralph Bridgland   Ralph Bridgland
I love it! Your creativity has once again come shining through. I like the way you have progressed through the photos from (I think) from youngest to current day. I think you have done well with the varying colours and the background compliments the subject. Think I may have to try a montage with our new pup. Thanks for the inspiration!   Posted: 05/01/2023 12:40:49

Janet McLaughlin   Janet McLaughlin
I love this, Angela! I think you have done very well with the blending! I wish I had this much skill with PS! I really want to give this a try! What a great idea! She's beautiful…. Springer Spaniel?   Posted: 05/02/2023 11:56:44

Rose Norman   Rose Norman
Great creative montage! What a nice keepsake of Gemma. The background ties it in all together.
I have taken a couple of E.J.Lazenby's challenges. They are challenging! And free!
I did the one at Christmas time which I really liked/   Posted: 05/03/2023 10:00:13
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Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
I didn't enjoy the Christmas challenge so much but the Easter one was really good.   Posted: 05/03/2023 10:28:45
Rose Norman   Rose Norman
The Easter one was more useful to all of us. More applicable to what we want to create.   Posted: 05/03/2023 13:26:16

Mr T
Dear Angela i think you succeded to bring harmony out of three different lighting conditions. It's an English Springer -i guess.   Posted: 05/12/2023 05:25:03

Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
Thanks, Mr T. yes an English Springer Spaniel.   Posted: 05/12/2023 06:30:20

Ian Ledgard   Ian Ledgard
(Group 18)
Lovely shots of your hound Angela. The only thing that bugs me is the green grass which conflicts with the overall colour scheme, but I apprciate that you were trying to grond them all so they did not appear to be floating on air.   Posted: 05/13/2023 15:20:06
Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
Thanks Ian, yes could be blended in a bit more.   Posted: 05/13/2023 16:00:32

Cheryl Dubois   Cheryl Dubois
Terrific job. This is a wonderful keepsake. I like the way you have arranged the dogs in a triangular shape, it keeps my eye moving around the frame. I am so impressed with your photoshop skills.
  Posted: 05/15/2023 18:55:00