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The EarlK Design blog consists mainly of entries that show how to do things using Adobe Photoshop that I hope you will find helpful and give your creative mind more tools to work with.

I use Adobe Photoshop CS6, and sometimes Adobe Illustrator CS5, Lightroom 5, and Corel Painter X. However, I believe that much of what I show can be done using Photoshop Elements.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Texture Tuesday with Kim Klassen

This week's Texture Tuesday with Kim Klassen has to do with any aspect of gardening. So, this afternoon I took a photo of my gardening area of my garage. This is where my tools and supplies are kept. I really do not get much chance to garden any more. There is very little sun around my house and what plants I do plant, the deer eat. But, I still have my tools and supplies just in case I find some plants the deer won't eat; that is, unless they are very, very hungry. However, I do have the Lauritzen Gardens nearby and they do all the work.

This is how my photo looked prior to my doing anything to it other than a little straightening.  

And, then this is how it ended up after a little Photoshop CS4 magic with two of Kim Klassen's textures added in.

This is the recipe I used:

1.  Used High Pass Filter to sharpen image a little.

2.  Made a Composite image of the layers.

3.  Used Kim Klassen's kk_stainedLinen texture. Used blending mode Luminosity with opacity 60%.

4.  Then added a layer of Kim Klassen's dustyrose texture with blending mode of Saturation and opacity of 60%.

5.  Made a composite layer of all this. Set its opacity to 50%.

6. Made a duplicate copy of this composite layer and set its blending mode to Multiply with an opacity of 50%.

7.  Then added a Levels adjustment layer to give a little more boost to the contrast.

8.  Then used the Filter Gallery to give the image the stroked edging.

And, that is how the final image was created.

If you haven't been to Kim Klassen's site before, you really need to visit with her. She is a remarkable woman.  She also has some very interesting and enjoyable and informative classes to offer.

I enjoyed this Texture Tuesday Challenge and am looking forward to next week's. 

Until next time, enjoy life.



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