Day 12~ Brush-Lovin’

Today’s lesson was about using the brush tool as a stamp.  What fun!

I stamped the quote on my barn photo with the brush technique Kim taught us.

A white barn in the fall.

A white barn in the fall.

 Info: Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-135mm, ISO250, f/8, 1/250.
Post processing: PSE 9, Kim Klassen textures: Printed & Sienna,
and brush stamp with quote.

 Thanks for viewing, dear readers!

 Come back again!

 Judy

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Day Ten ~ A Painterly Effect

“Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.” ~John Ruskin

 

Today’s assignment in Kim’s class is to use gradient maps, filters, adjustment layers, textures, and other
techniques, to create a painted effect from a photo.

It was an interesting lesson, but I still haven’t committed the process to memory!  I need my notebook beside me!

The countryside around Florence, Italy.

The countryside around Florence, Italy.

The tower of an old church in Assisi, Italy stands guard over lush fields.

The tower of an old church in Assisi, Italy, stands guard over lush fields.

A view of Assisi from Rocco Maggiore.

A view of Assisi from Rocco Maggiore.

 Kim Klassen’s textures used: Finale, Sienna and Vintage Gradient on the middle photo.

I need a lot of practice, but these are my first versions of the Painterly Effect.
I used PhotoShop Elements to process the photos.

Thank you for visiting!  

Judy

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Texture Tuesday

Guidelines for Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday this week:

*Use an image of our own with one of Kim’s Downton series textures.

Allium

Allium

Info: Nikon D300, Sigma 70mm macro lens
ISO400, 1/125, f/9
Texture: KK Downton Mary @51% opacity

If you want to try textures, Kim Klassen makes her own and gives some
away for free.  Sign up to receive them! She’s also gearing up for some new classes
for PhotoShop Elements 11, CS6, Lightroom 4, and more.  Check out her site:
Kim Klassen’s Cafe to find out more information!

Thanks for taking the time to view the new skills I’m learning!
I appreciate your “likes” and comments.  They really encourage me!

Judy

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Day 8: Beyond Layers: “Start to Finish”

“Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

If Mr. Holmes is correct, then my mind must be larger by INCHES this week! 😉
I learned many new steps and skills with PhotoShop Elements.  My mind was whirling.  (and growing, apparently!)

Now….if I can just retain these new concepts!

 

Blush rose.

Blush rose.

Info: Nikon D300, 105mm macro lens, ISO 200, f/3.2, 1/100
Texture: KK Revolution on Overlay @48% opacity.
Paint brush @90% to deepen lower part of image.
KK Vintage gradient in custom.

Kim Klassen’s Beyond Layers online class.  Textures and gradient are Kim Klassen designs.

Thank you for taking a peek!

Judy
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Texture Tuesday: Love

“Love is a language spoken by everyone but understood only by the heart.”

For Christmas my daughter gave me the lovely designed tea cup in the photo below.
The handle is so expressive; the cup is wide and curvy.   My daughter knows me well.
She knew I’d love the cup, and she knew I’d want to create photos with it.

 Knowing someone so well, that you can find a gift that will touch their heart.
That’s LOVE.

The tea cup.

The tea cup.

Nikon D300, lens: Nikkor 105 mm macro, f13, 1/30.
Kim Klassen‘s textures: Overlay123 in soft light @38% opacity, and
Softly on linear burn @19% opacity.

Thanks for visiting!
Judy

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Assignment: Day 6~Time Capsule

Earlier this week, I told you I’d be taking photos of parts of my daily life for my Time Capsule.
As I said then: we often concentrate on capturing special moments like birthdays, trips, celebrations, etc.
Those are fine, but it’s fun to catch the every-day routines in your lives, once in awhile too, especially if you
have children, parents, grandparents, siblings or pets living with you.

It’s interesting to take a look at your Time Capsules a few years from now and see what changes occurred.
Perhaps you changed your hairstyle,  your children have grown up,  you’ve added a new pet, or you
moved to a new home.

“When you look back everything is different, but while you’re living your everyday life, it seems
as if nothing is changing.”  Unknown

Here, then, is a tiny capsule of my everyday life.

TIME CAPSULE

everyday events

My story:Top row, photo #1:
I make multimedia journals
Photo #2: always someplace to go in the car!
Photo #3: working on the computer

Bottom row: photo #1: my husband and his daily wine
Photo #2: I love to read my Kindle
Photo #3: currently painting two large hutches inside and out… 

Thanks for viewing my Time Capsule! (story board template is from Kim Klassen)

Maybe you’ll make your own!

Judy

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