Monday, April 16, 2012

It's a Free Day for Texture Tuesday

No particular theme today.

 We are instructed to use any texture of Kim's and have fun!  I was testing my little Coolpix point and shoot to see how close I could get with the macro setting.  Pretty close but of course, nothing like a real macro lens.  I took this photo of one of my "true geraniums" and doctored it with Kim's "Lily" texture and Pixlr.
The original first..... 
Then + "Lily" texture
I opened the file and hit Cmd J to duplicate, then used hue blend 100%.  I added one layer of "Lily" desaturated on hard light 86% and then a second layer of "Lily" (normal color) on lighter color 82%.  That's basically it.

and then I had some fun in Pixlr

Almost as much fun as Picnik!!
It truly feels like Spring here - the sun has been out all day!  Yay!!!!


Carole M. said...

...a really sweet result Marilyn; isn't it fun playing with graphics?!

Deborah said...

love it! and thank you for your introduction to Pixlr!

Mona's Picturesque said...

Beautiful picture and gorgeous and inspirational variations with textrues! Great job :)

Terrie Purkey said...

What excellent frames! They give each version such a different feel. Who woulda thunk it? Great beginning image.

Clear Crick Cottage said...

Hi Marilyn!
These are simply marvelous - I can't stop looking at them!!
Beautiful work!

Just Jen said...

Nice job! And isn't Pixlr a trip?! GIANT time suckhole! lol

Sylvia said...

What a pretty flower, Marilyn !
It turned out really beautiful with that texture, lovely editing too !
Enjoy the sun, here it's cold and we have a lot of rain ...
Nice evening,

The Artful Diva said...

I think your camera did a good job with the close ups. I especially like the first photo with "Lily" added - truly wonderful.

Kia said...

It turned out really beautiful with "Lily". I've never tried pixlr before, thanks for the link. :)

Dianne Poinski said...

Thank you so much for sharing all your steps! These are beautiful! One of the best parts of spring is seeing everyone's floral images.