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Diptych

I learned something new today. I’ve been making diptychs through Big Huge Labs mosaic maker but I’ve been bound and determined to teach myself (finally!) how to make my own diptychs using Photoshop. Today, thanks to a great online tutorial by Debbie at Splash of Style, I did it!

Here is my first attempt at it:

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The unfortunate thing is that with such a limited width on this blog, the photo has to be so compressed that all the great detail is lost in the photos. But  … you get the idea anyway. (To see the dog with more detail clicking here will do it.)

I was a bit slow creating this one, although now that I know how they’re done, I’ll speed up plus will no doubt experiment some more. I especially want to figure out how to have one side smaller than the other for greater effect. But now that I’ve taken the first baby step, I can hardly wait to get up to a brisk walk!

So tell me what have you taught yourself or challenged yourself to learn recently?

dip·tych 
Pronunciation:
?dip-(?)tik
Function:
noun
Etymology:
Late Latin diptycha, plural, from Greek, from neuter plural of diptychos folded in two, from di- + ptych? fold
Date:
1622
1 : a 2-leaved hinged tablet folding together to protect writing on its waxed surfaces

: a picture or series of pictures (as an altarpiece) painted or carved on two hinged tablets

: a work made up of two matching parts. ~ Merriam-Webster dictionary.

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