Monday, February 25, 2013

Week 5 Beyond Layers

Week 5 is all about finding light.  I have almost no natural light in my house.  The downside to this is it's really dark for 
art and photography purposes.  The upside is that the house stays cool in the summer months.
As Kim suggested, I found a sliding glass door  that I would not normally use for a photo shoot.  At 9:30 AM there was too much 
sun, and I got harsh shadows.  I waited for the sun to go to the other side of the house and I was pleased with the results.  I will post some of those pics tomorrow.  
Today I played with adding light with PSE to an 
existing photo.  I followed Kim's tutorial 
for making and adding a gradient to bring in a soft light here.  I added two layers and reversed one layer so the gradient spread a bit more across the image.
On this one I added a couple layers of Kim's Cora texture
which I desaturated a bit. 

I wanted to use the Sybil texture but my original photo below was too gray. 
I might go back and remove the gray color cast to this image and try "adding light" with the two methods.  
Okay......I did go back and remove color cast.  This time per Kim's tutorial, I used  two layers of on soft light and one on color burn....then removed some of the texture on the flowers and vase. 
I like this one best because the gray table is muted as well.
Since our assignment for this week's Texture Tuesday is to use one of Kim's Downton I textures (such as Sybil) I will link to TT as well.



Carole M. said...

neat edits Marilyn and I love the jug and flowers; looks so fresh

Kim Stevens said...

I like your last one too, well done!

Tammy said...

You did a really nice job!!

Sylvia said...

This turned out really beautiful with texture 'sybil', Marilyn !
And what a wonderful bouquet !
Nice week,

Gracie said...

I love the yellow flowers, I think they look very cheerful. Lovely edit too.

Kathryn said...

The pop of color makes me smile.

Carol said...

Love it. So spring-like.

The Artful Diva said...

I agree - I like the last one best too.

Anonymous said...

I love the way you took us through your images and textures. That's a great learning tool for me, a novice!
I really like the last image, also! Great post!