please move your mouse back and forth over the above image for the before and after!
there are lots of cooks in the kitchen this week
at kim klassen's photoshop test kitchen
whipping up all sorts of
it is a challenge.
each member offers a sooc (straight out of camera) image
to the test kitchen flickr pool.
each member then choses one image, other than their own, to 'play' with
... to enchance, alter, make artful using texture and sometimes text!
as soon as i saw these happy little pansy faces,
submitted by jillsy girl, i knew this was the image for me ...
but, it isn't all that easy to 'cook in someone else's kitchen'
pretty hard to improve on a dish like this!
i mean, look at how wonderfully vivid jill's image is!
remember to mouse over above image to see her original
i knew i wasn't going to be enhancing it in any way,
so i decided to soften and go with a watercolour feel ...
and a touch of music
because these pretties love to dance
in the slightest of breeze ... : )
let me share the recipe with you:
:: jillsy girl's pretty pansy photo
:: kim klassen texture
this is one of kim's very first textures, before she was naming them!
:: an image i took of our son's piano sheet music
:: kim klassen's uncle clarence texture
:: background image - perfect as is - no adjustments
:: add kim klassen texture - color blending - 100%
add layer mask - soft brush three focal point pansy faces
and very softly brush background pansy faces and greenery
:: add a portion of sheet music image - soft light - 100%
add layer mask - soft brush the same areas as with texture layer
:: add kim klassen uncle clarence texture - soft light - 100%
i chose to use only the top left corner of this texture, leaving it quite large
add layer mask - very lightly soft brush same areas as in previous layer masks
taking away a bit more in lower right hand of image
add watercolour pattern overlay - soft light - 100%
to add a gentle light
:: create new layer
take eyedropper and select a pleasing pink from center pansy face
select a round bristle brush and apply colour to edges
- soft light blending - 40%
too much fun!
thanks for the challenge, kim ...
thanks for sharing your image, jill!
oh! i almost forgot dessert ... the icing on the cake ...
please visit jillsygirl card studio
winter life collection ~ sweet.
keeping my pencil sharpened
and continuing to thoroughly enjoy
gigi thibodeau's freewrite fridays ...
will share soon ...