Saturday, December 11, 2010

{Saturday Morning Photoshop Play}...

A couple of before and after photos from my time in PSE this morning.
First a little Christmas tree sprig I picked up in  
Colorado last fall  on the road trip my sister and I took.
I've been practicing using repeated layers of the same textures
in different blend modes and placements in the layers panel.

I like this version as it looks a bit like a layered quilt I might do.
The results are so numerous it can be hard to know when to stop.
The before shot.
 Using all but a couple of the textures from the Christmas tree photo
above I repeated the same ideas for the paint brush photo below.
What I really like about this photo was that I used a Vivid light
blending mode.  That's not a blending mode I have used with much
success very often, if ever.  But in this case it really popped the photo
and gave it an ole world look.
 I think it came out really splendid.  And really very different from the
original.
I've got another Christmas photo to try some of this out on but it's enough for today.
It's going to be a really wonderful day outdoors here in
Arizona so off I go to spend some time in my yard before
too much winter weather sets in.

2 comments:

Martys Fiber Musings said...

Beautiful!

Becca said...

I love all of these, and the paint brushes are perfect. Isn't this weather nice? It's just been wonderful having the doors open and listening to the fountain outside. Enjoy!