April 29, 2011

A Pink Photo For A Royal Friday

I am in no way an expert on textures and layering or Photoshop for that matter, but I enjoy playing around with textures to see what looks I can create. It makes me feel artistic when in truth I can't even draw a decent stick figure.

Really, I tried to draw a bunny for Easter and it looked more like a cat. A cat that a two year old drew. While standing on his head.

But, I wanted to join Tricia's Photo Feature Friday at A Rosy Note. She has a pink theme going for today and my trees are all alive with pinkness.

These photos were processed using Photoshop Elements. I used a texture from Kim Klassen Cafe. Layer 1 was Serendipity, blending mode of Multiply at 40% Opacity and Layer 2 was Serendipity, blending mode of Overlay at 80% Opacity. I like the Serendipity texture for its grungy look.

With these first three photos I used a mouseover feature, so if you move your mouse over the photo you can see what it looked like originally. Easier to compare the before and after.


(roll mouse over photo to see original photo SOOC)



(roll mouse over photo to see original photo SOOC)



(roll mouse over photo to see original photo SOOC)

This photo just had the contrast increased slightly, no textures have been added. So don't wear out your mouse trying to get the mouseover function to work.


We don't normally have water close to us, so I was having fun playing around with capturing the flower's reflection. The flower is actually floating in our driveway that is flooded right now due to all the rain we've had lately. Not a glamorous back story of the photo, but sometimes it's fun try to work with you have.

19 comments:

  1. Wonderful photos here!!
    So glad to have found your blog!!

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  2. Pam- GREAT job with those photos! WOW~ Love them...and if you hadn't told me I would have thought that last one was taken with a small brook for a background! LOVE IT! xxoo Diana

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  3. Beautiful pictures. I would have never guessed your last blossom picture was taken in your driveway. Just stunning.

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  4. Ya gotta work with what you have! And we'd never have known had you not told us. I still haven't gotten around to trying textures. I take so many photos I think I'd wear myself out.
    Brenda

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  5. Whatever process you ae using, it seems to be working very well. All your photos today are very nice.

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  6. I joined Rosy Note's party too! Your photos are particularly pretty. I just love the textures you used. Great job!

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  7. Love the last one Pam...I think it's really in your pond and you are being modest.

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  8. Oh Pam, you outdid yourself today...these are beautiful! I love the textures. I need to learn how to do that mouseover, that is so cool. Thanks for sharing your post at Photo Feature Friday! Weren't there so many beautiful entries this time?

    ~Tricia

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  9. Lovely photos. I see you are in the Midwest. Me too. Hope your flooding isn't bad.

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  10. Love the photos!! I am so wanting to play with textures one of these days. Don't know if I have a program that will incorporate them yet as I haven't had time to play- working on a guestroom right now as I have some lovely missionary ladies coming for a retreat at my home in May!

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  11. These are just wonderful! I am still struggling with trying to learn how to use textures and you seem to have it completely down. Very, very pretty. Have a great day and thank you for sharing.

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  12. Pam, your photos are fantastic!
    I never heard of that feature before. Hey, I'm like you. I'm no great texture wizard either!!
    Thanks for stopping by..
    xxx Liz

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  13. Your photography is outstanding. Love that last photo. Would have never guessed it was your driveway. Picture perfect!

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  14. You did a beautiful job on the texture work. I think they all look great. I love the last shot too. Isn't it great that you can find such a beautiful shot in your driveway! Amazing.

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  15. I am loving the driveway pic. I would never have guessed. Great photo editing. I am curious about the rollover thing. Was that photoshop as well. Ginger

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  16. This is awesome Pam, gonna have to mark this as a fave for future reference:)

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