Sunday, May 21, 2006

Weekly Photoshop Challenge -- Fixer Upper

Since I used to be in the construction field when I was younger, this theme really excited me. It also pushed my knowledge of Photoshop and helped me with learning new things that it could do.

The house that I chose to use is right around the corner from ours. We live in the Historic District of the city, so you cannot use "new" products to remodel. Windows, doors, roofing all has to be authentic to the year of the house. As you can see, one side of this building has been remodeled and is currently being lived in, the other half... well, it needs help.

I decided to make this duplex into a single family home. I converted the roof into a common color. I removed the second door and replaced it with a window. I also removed the window air conditioner unit. The last thing I did was remove the neighbor and gave them some more yard.


For more Fixer Uppers or to participate, visit the Weekly Photoshop Challenge hosted by TXArtcGal.

9 comments:

HARDWAX said...

This is very cool what you did here, I like your renovation!

amazing what a person can do with digital-unwanted occupants- disappear them, ha.

Lou said...

Hardwax: I really had fun with this, especially the eviction part. :) Thanks for commenting.

Deb R said...

That is so cool. My favorite part is getting rid of the neighbor - probably just as well we don't have that power oustide of Photoshop because it would be sooooo tempting.

(Popped over to see this via Cate's blog.)

verniciousknids said...

What a cute house! I want the eviction power for real :D

the painted pear said...

If it were only that easy!!!! That looks great. And I like the direction you took with fixing it up!

TXArtcGal said...

FANTASTIC job! I wish I could get rid of our neighbors as easily! LOL! Thanks for doing this challenge! Look for a new one this week!

Lee said...

so...can you photoshop us a new place? I feel like I'm living in an alternate universe most of the time anyway so living in a photoshop creation couldn't be much different ;) this really turned out well...you made it very believable!

Tammy said...

I love it! Great job!!!

andea said...

Ha! What a great idea! Loved this and it looked so real...nice job. Hmmm, can you photoshop a SOLD sign on our house and make it happen?
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