Monday, September 19, 2011

Summer Lovin'


kimklassencafe

Hello readers.  I'm playing Texture Tuesday once again.  This week was a free week - no theme, just use at least one layer of one of  Kim's textures.  This is one of my favorite photos taken of one of my grands at a local beach.  First the original......
and next the edited photo.
I duplicated the image and used overlay 100%
then I added Kim's "stained linen" overlay 89%
I duplicated that layer using a blend mode of multiply at 62%
I added Kim's "cool grunge" linear light 100% and removed some of the texture from the figure.
Finally I added Kim's "summer lovin" multiply 100%. 
There are a million ways this photo could be edited.  Actually I did try several different textures and blends.  In the end I decided on this. 


Summer is sadly ending and the leaves are beginning to fall.  Soon we will switch from daylight savings time to regular time and the days will get even shorter.  I always look forward to Dec. 21 because after that the days start to lengthen.  I know spring and summer can't be too far away.
See you next week for more Texture Tuesday fun.


22 comments:

Teresa said...

I love what you've done here it's beautiful and vibrant . . .lovely work. Teresa x

Sandy said...

oh wow! these are gorgeous! I can almost hear the surf! makes me want to drive to the beach tomorrow! What a pretty girl too!

have a great week!

Cedar said...

Lovely photo, but the edit is fantastic! Just so cool!

Sallyt said...

The orginal photo is gorgeous! The textured one is a totally different feel. don't you just love it? How fun.

Magic Gypsy said...

Your texturing is great!

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

Great work - your image with that texture has given it such a retro look now.

hannah said...

I'm going to be a spoilsport: I reckon the original is so perfect, that it can't be improved upon. Lovely the way she has just turned and is starting to outrun the foam.

helena said...

I love the textured image - such a different feel from the photo - looks like it is painted onto linen

DebC said...

This is terrific!
You kept the essence of the photo
and the scratch/grunge effect
sets off the focal point.
I love it.

Pat said...

The texturized photo is great - you made all the right choices!

Rosie said...

LOVE that texture! The linen is amazing... and I really like the way you alter your photos! Stunning!

Barb said...

What a gorgeous photo and fun edit!

Barbara Wessel said...

I absolutely love the final picture with all of that wonderful texture! The child is so much the focal point.
Barb W.

Lisa said...

Delicious use of textures!

missing moments said...

Loved how you processed this!

Evelyn said...

I love the original and textured version ~ fabulous images!

ShonEjai said...

Wow! Great work! You use of textures is amazing!

Henrietta said...

I love your edit, this is almost like collage painting, wonderful.
Have a nice weekend:)

A Box of Chocolates said...

ooh fabulous texturing i adore this

Kathleen said...

I also love both versions of this shot, but I think that the textures really add a sense of "story" when there is so much space around the central figure. You really have such a good eye for composition and balance in your work. I see that we will be classmates in Kat's Finding your Eye class!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful texture work. So amazing !

colorpoems said...

I adore this picture of your granddaughter. You caught the action and the texture gives it such delicious color!