Settling back in after vacation is not much fun. Especially when your dog is sick, your refrigerator decides to begin a slow death, your oven freaks out and your lawn sprinkler system quits working during 90 degree temperatures. My saving grace is yoga & playing with my camera and photoshop.
I was fortunate to be a winner in last weeks Texture Tuesday over at Kim Klassen's website. I won her entire Studio Collection of textures!!! Lucky me : )
The theme last week was a 'garden party', which was great since I've been taking lots of photos of flowers lately.
This week the challenge is to add text to your photo or have text in the photo itself.
Here are my offerings for this week:
One layer at soft light the other at
multiply and added the text.
Next photo is a close-up of bits of coral that had washed up on the beach. There were tons of coral, especially brain coral which you see some of here-very cool textures all by themselves!
I layered the photo with 2 layers of Kim's 'golden hour' again one was on multiply the other soft light,
then added the text and lowered the opacity of the text.
The last photo is a close-up of a conch shell that had washed up on shore. I layered the photo with 2 layers of Kim's 'just blush' texture-one on multiply and one on soft light. I also added Kim's 'sonnet overlay', lowered the opacity & added a layer mask to mask the shell and add some shadows beneath the shell. Lastly, I added the text.
As I look at the conch now, I realize I should've lowered the opacity of the text. My initial thought was that if I did, it might get lost in the sonnet overlay text but I think I still could've lowered it just a tad.
One of these days, I just have to get back to creating something with fabric, thread, beads, paint, etc.
OR maybe this photography/photoshop thing is just what I needed for the summer. Taking a break from the normal path of creativity and doing something new! Doesn't really matter, as long as I'm having fun!
And I'm definitely having fun.
Last week, I promised a photo for Wordless Wednesday but was a slacker and didn't post one.
Tomorrow I already have it planned out-stay tuned~
Until then...live your life creatively~