Texture Tuesday

Wow!  I’m really rusty!  It’s been so long since I’ve posted.  But, I thought I’d give it a shot today.
Just like with everyone else….real life takes over and the blog comes in second!

I had some surgery and put my camera on the shelf for a bit.  Then we were blessed with our first grandchild!
We took several trips too.  It’s been quite a summer!

I’m not sure I can keep up with two blogs, taking classes and community work.
I think my blogging will be sporadic at best!  But I want to improve my photography skills, so hopefully
you’ll see some of those efforts from time to time here…

Thanks for checking in!

Judy

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.    ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nikon D300, Lens: Sigma 18-250, ISO-200, f/6.3, PSE 11, Kim Klassen’s Paper Stained Texture on Multiply @78%.

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Texture Tuesday~”Anything Goes”

Texture Tuesday’s theme is Anything Goes.  We can use a photo, phone photo, textured or not…

I chose an image from a series of shots I took with tulips last week, and added Moonlit and Desert textures from Kim Klassen’s
new Cloth and Paper Collection.

*click image for a larger view*

Pink Tulip.

Pink Tulip.

Image info: Nikon D300, Lens: 18-250mm, ISO200, f/5.3, 1/125
Post Process: PSE 11, KK Textures Moonlit on Multiply @56% opacity,
also Desert on Soft Light @74% opacity.  Used soft brush to bring color back
to the tulip.

Thanks for viewing!

Judy

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Black and White with a Touch of Color

Hello dear readers…

Today, something new.   We are to take an image, and apply a Black & White “Action”, or a Black to White gradient map layer,
and then bring back some of the original image’s color.

Since I have to review the lesson on downloading tips for “Actions”, several more times…..(it sounded rather confusing at first!) I decided to

use a Black  to White gradient map layer instead.   At least I do know how to do that!

In PSE 11,  I created a new adjustment layer, and made that my Black to White gradient map.  Then, I used the paint brush tool (in black) to gently go over

the brass key in the photo, bringing back the color, until the key had the appearance I wanted.

Next came the quote about Courage.  I made a brush stamp for the quote, so I can reuse it instead of typing text each time.
I went on to make brush stamps for a few other quotes I have, also.  That was certainly fun to do!

My father-in-law.

My father-in-law.

About the image:  My father-in-law served with the US Army in WWll.  This is his own Serviceman’s Manual.
Nikon D300, lens: Nikkor 105mm macro, ISO 1000, f/3.2, 1/160.  Post process: PSE 11.

Thanks for stopping by!  I appreciate your comments and likes!

Judy

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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

All text and images are copyright © 2002-2013 and are the exclusive property of Judy Johnson (unless otherwise indicated). All Rights Reserved. All Images are protected under United States and International copyright laws. None of the images on this site are in the Public Domain.