Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Venice at night... and how to make a new Twitter background...

Venice was the first places I photographed in Italy. It will always hold wonderful memories! It was right before Christmas and many restaurants and businesses had beautiful decorations and colorful lights. This little restaurant on the waterfront had pumpkin ravioli with a pumpkin and nut sauce, yes... it was delicious! Venice is a maze of walkways and waterways. The gondolas were left at the dock in favor of water taxi's because of the freezing weather, but it was still, all and all, just wonderful.

This night shot was enhanced with a layer of texture from Flypaper Textures, and the Impasto filter from Alien Skin Snap Art. I like the brushstrokes of color and texture throughout the image. I made this my Twitter background for a new and different look. Click on this link!/debsandidge to see the background, and please join me on Twitter! Want to make a new Twitter background? Resize your image to 1600 pixels wide, 1200 pixels tall,  and save as a jpeg no larger than 800k. In Twitter, upload your image under Settings>Design>Change Background Image. That should do it, and hope to see you on Twitter! ~ Deb

PS - All coupon codes are in my sidebar (DEB0902 for everything Alien Skin).  Click on the links to visit the sites, and please feel free to use any codes for plug-ins you'd like to try!