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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, July 12, 2011

Texture Tuesday with Kim Klassen July 12, 2011

For this week's Texture Tuesday with Kim Klassen the magic word was was "Pink." That was the only guidance that was given. And, Kim said, "Let's get creative.... The possibilities are endless. Think outside the box..... have fun with it.... and when you post...share a little about your interpretation if you wish." So, that is what I did.

I started with this image, since I was thinking "Pink." Actually, I have already added a little white canvas area around the image area. I wanted a border around my image.

Then I made a duplicate of this Layer 1, and called it Duplicate Background. It is my Layer 2.

My Layer 3 is a High Pass Filter to sharpen the image a little. I frequently like to give my images a little more appearance of being sharper. After applying the High Pass Filter, set the layer's blending mode to Overlay. You may not notice much difference in the screen image, so I won't show this layer. If you are already happy with the sharpness of your image, you do not have to do this.

My Layer 4 is a composite of all the visible layers below it (Command/Control-Option/Alt-Shift-E). I frequently make this composite layer so if I want to copy it later, I can.

Layer 5. For this layer, I added an Invert Adjustment Layer with Normal Blend Mode and 100% Opacity. This gave me the complementary colors in the image.

Layer 6. For this layer I added Kim's kk_sweettart texture with Difference Blending Mode and 100% Opacity. Texture kk_sweettart has a pink coloring. And This is the result.

Layer 7. For this layer, I added Kim's kk_februarymagic texture with Overlay Blending Mode and 40% Opacity. The result of this is.

Layer 8. Layer 7 wasn't quite enough for me, so I duplicated Layer 7 for Layer 8 and kept the Overlay blending Mode and 40% Opacity. And that was then good for me.

Layer 9. I wanted to add an edge to the image area. I used Kim's kk_februarymagicedges with Overlay Blending Mode and 50% Opacity.

Layer 10. This layer is a duplicate of my Composite Layer 4. This puts a copy of the sharpened original image over all the previous layers. I kept the Normal Blending Mode, but reduced the Opacity to 30%. And, this is the result.

Layer 11. I started adding in my finishing touches. This layer is the white line around the image in the black area of the border.

Layer 12. This ts the EarlK Design signature.

 Layer 13. The final layer is the word "Pink."

This is the final result of thinking "Pink."

I was going to stop at this point, but...

On Lynda.com, I watched an episode of Deke McClelland's that showed how to make a pen sketch from an image. So...  I thought this image would be great as a pen sketch. I am not going to go through the steps how this is done. However, it is quite easy.

I started with the same image as before; however, without the added white border.

I then used Deke's method to convert the image to a pen drawing. Then I added in some textures. I used one of my own, EK_CoffeeStains01, that I created while taking Kim Klassen's "Art of Texture - The Secrets Revealed" class. That is the texture giving the brown tones in the final image. And, I used Kim's kk_aurora texture. Some of the image layers had the Blend If... section at the bottom of the Layer Style Blending Options dialog used to open up the image to some of the underlying colors.

And, this is the final result.

And, that is all for this episode of Texture Tuesday with Kim Klassen.

Enjoy what you are doing and enjoy life.



HeidiRose said...

Amazingly detailed work!
Not only the Texture Tuesday but so much more.
Thanks Mr. Earl.
Heidi (aka Rosi) M.

Cedar said...

That is definitely thinking outside the box! Lots of creativity here!

Magic Gypsy said...

Wow - amazing detail!

Nikki said...

Very creative images. Thanks for sharing how it was done.

Nadege, said...

Love your creativity and thank you so much for sharing how you produce the images.

Pat said...

WOW, Earl, there is a lot of great info in this post! All of your variations of the rose are super - thank you!

Kathleen said...

I always love seeing how other people approach textures -- thanks for sharing your ideas and your lovely images!

Linda Makiej said...

Love the pink!!!! Just great.... :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! Just when I think I'm learning a little of the ins and outs of pse I read this and realize there are miles to go! Thank you for taking the time to share the processing! Beautifully, creative images!

Marilyn said...

Very interesting how you got to these results. Nice work and beautiful images!

Kathy said...

Wow...that was great. I love each photo and the final image. Thanks for sharing your steps. I'll have to try out that pen sketch.

kimB said...

Lovely images, Earl - as always! Thanks so much for sharing your instructions on achieving your wonderful results :)

Peabea said...

It's Peabea over from Texture Tuesday. Very nice...love the flower since I'm thinking it's a Dahlia, which is my favorite of all. Great information shared also.

Teresa Schmid said...

Beautiful work and beautiful photo!

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