First attempt at traditional collage .. thanks to a suggestion by *mcdermid.
Used an old blueprint of an experimental orange grove plot as the background, decorative tissue paper, a business card, flowers and trim from a greeting card. The women picking oranges are from a cover of a local fruit shipping company catalog.
It's very hot for photography these days! Without anything decent to do indoor photography with its been pretty boring so like you I've been learning new things. Nothing as sensational as collage though, just processing of photos and how to use layers, masks and textures.
What you ended up with may not have been what you wanted but it was very interesting and like you said...we have to start somewhere.
I have to agree but I haven't yet figured out a good way to "cut out" the pieces I want and put them together without being able to tell. I've tried masking and I've tried making selections but I'm not quite getting it. That's ok, I've got another couple of months before my time isn't my own again.
I'm not that experienced either .. picked up the rudimentary elements of Photoshop in a digital photography class that I took at a local college. Learned enough to play, but I can't really piece stuff together either.
That's probably covered in the second course .. haven't signed up yet for that.
lol! I haven't signed up for any course yet! I got some books at the library book sale and I've been relying on the friendly souls here and at RedBubble to help me along. It's kind of hard to ask how to do something when you don't know what to call it or most of the vocabulary in the reply but trying some of it has been fun anyway.