Happy #Caturday #BlackandWhite style from this Tuxedo Cat

Happy #Caturday #BlackandWhite style from this Tuxedo Cat.

Happy #Caturday #BlackandWhite style from this Tuxedo Cat.

 

Happy #Caturday #BlackandWhite style from this Tuxedo Cat

Buster Stewart is a handsome Tuxedo cat. He’s one of several rescues from a few phenomenal unsung cat heroes in Dixfield, Maine.Over the next couple of months, Paws for Reflection will be sharing some upcoming blog posts about their efforts to help cats, long before cats became popular on the Internet. They began some 45 years ago long before the Internet or computers were household words

As Buster Stewart is one of their rescues, we share a photo of him today in a different context. Rather than sharing a true to form color photo, today, we are playing around with some Photoshop filters. Here we demonstrate how Photoshop can transform that color photo into this charcoal sketch of this handsome Tuxedo Cat. While he’s still black and white, the photo transforms Buster Stewart into a photographic work of art with a whole new feel. We’ll be experimenting with more filters over the next few months as we look for some interesting new ways to celebrate Caturday.

By the way, Caturday wasn’t around 45 years ago either. Neither was Buster Stewart. But thanks to some courageous women, he’s had a great life, and looks forward to many more cat lives ahead.

Photoshop filters help us dabble in Happy #Caturday #BlackandWhite style from this Tuxedo Cat

The human in the Paws household dabbled in oil painting and drawing many years ago while in high school and college; however, we haven’t had the time to devote to art since then. I’ve spent most of my time working on becoming a better writer and photographer. Photoshop gives me a chance to play around with some special effects on her thousands of photographs.

Dabbling in painting and drawing in the past

Not all of my photographs are of cats. I have a whole collection from my travels (even slides, cira the 1970’s). They span from Europe to Hawaii, to Canada to many parts of the United States. If there’s a cat in the scene, I now try to include a feline, but that hasn’t always been so. Oh, how I wish I had a photo of a cat from Paris, Germany, Italy, London, the Netherlands, and Bermuda. That will have to wait for a return trip, and that may, or may not, happen in my future.

Styling cat photographs with Photoshop

We have tons of historic photos, and needless to say, most of these do not include cats. It would have been pretty cool to see a photo of my great, great-grandfather with a cat. I don’t know if he had cats, but considering he was a cattle rancher, he probably had some barn cats fending off the mice, keeping the rodents out of the grain and mice.

One thing is for sure, Paws’ future photography will include cats where ever we see one.

When taking pictures, do you try to incorporate cats into your pictures where ever you go and spend a little more time on the beach to take photos of the cats hanging out? Do you play around with filters in Photoshop or some other photo editing software. Please share your comments and stories on this Caturday, July 30, 2016.

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BJ Bangs

BJ Bangs is an established journalist, photographer, and an aspiring author. She loves everything about cats, including writing about them.

1 Response

  1. Ellen Pilch says:

    I always want cats in my photos 🙂 I don’t do much photo editing, I get too easily frustrated.

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