Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Texture Tuesday: August End

An image made with Kim's 'appreciate' texture from her August End duo of textures. Our August end in Indiana has brought the hottest weather we've had this summer. It was not a bad summer overall, but still, I look forward to winter.


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Texture Tuesday

 For Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday, a couple of pictures of black-eyed susans:


Sunday, August 18, 2013

Beyond Beyond Day 28

Once again, it has been a long time since I've done any exercises in Kim Klassen's Beyond Beyond class. Day 28 was about tweaking textures to our liking in Camera Raw. I appreciated this exercise because I did not know before that you could do this. The one problem is knowing this trick might lead to way too many textures in my files!

Often I do want to tweak a texture, but I usually end up doing that by clipping other adjustment layers (such as black and white or levels) onto the texture while I am editing the photo that I am applying the texture to. To do this tweaking in Camera Raw is much more convenient and there are many more options.

I used Kim's Frosted texture (upper left) and created three additional versions. There is something different about my copy of Photoshop and Kim's so I could not figure out how to use the crop tool to expand the canvas and add some spacing between the textures, but I decided that was not that important, so I left it alone.

Below is an image I layered with a couple of the textures that were newly created from Kim's original texture. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Texture Tuesday.. Free and Easy

For Kim's Texture Tuesday. This was edited with Lightroom, Photoshop and Radlab. I used one layer of Kim's texture 'jamal' at soft light, 79% opacity.