Getting up before Bud this time, I tried to keep as quiet as possible as to not wake him up, so I played on the computer with my Paintshop Pro software program. A few weeks ago, I found online a new to me art generator site that is free with all kinds of great filters for enhancing and creating textured art from a digital photo. It's user friendly, simple to manipulate, and you're able to save the image once you're satisfied; a great plus in my book.
I did four!
At the site, after choosing your photo, upload it. Choose and set your filter, click 'go'.
Your new image will generate and you can save it in three different sizes.
I chose large.
I then did this sequence of events in Paintshop Pro:
Open original image AND the saved generated image.
With original, settings for cutting is
with tool draw outline where you want it cut...
click cut, copy
then with generated image open, paste the original cut into generated image, aligning edges
This will make an automatic 'new layer'.
Texture effect: sculpture, cork small, depth 20
Promote selection to layer
Set layer properties to desired opacity -your effect layer will become transparent depending on layer property opacity setting
Add border: 55
click your mouse into the new border and add
effect: kaleidoscope adjusting numbers to desired effect
add new border: 19
Here are my results with original photo inset in corner:
Black Crowned Night Heron