Saved by Adobe Photoshop

Those of you who know me well have probably heard me grumbling about Adobe Photoshop. It’s got to be one of the most complicated and frustrating programs ever, but when it works for you it really works for you. I took a class in digital design this Spring and picked up some amazing tips. As a result I’ve been going over all my old artwork and updating it with my new skills. Most of the drawings I’ve scanned into the computer don’t need much retouching, just the addition of a logo and a frame and they’re ready to go. Then I came across this drawing and wondered if anything could be done with it.

Can it be saved?

Kind of a mess huh? It’s actually a photocopy, which looked really cool when I was 22. Now I wonder what I was thinking. I wish I could find the original art because even though I drew these 20 years ago, I still love both the designs and the quality of the illustration.

I thought I’d try to make it look a little better.  I chose a background layer of a pale grey pulled from the original background and went to town with the magic eraser tool.  Then I added a frame and my name. Here’s the result.

Two Printed Dresses

Saved by Photoshop!

Here are two more from the same collection:

A Black and White Gown

Black Tunic over a Sheer White Skirt

 Ever salvaged any artwork you thought was beyond saving with Adobe Photoshop?

Comments (2)

  1. January 31, 2014 - 10:15 AM

    No my dear. I am not at all as accomplished as you are. Beautiful drawings. Must be so nice to have this skill.