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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.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Texture Tuesday with Kim Klassen February 14, 2012

Again, another Texture Tuesday with Kim Klassen.

Kim's guideline for this TT was

  • your image must contain at least one layer of any of my textures and be centered around the theme, Happiness.
  • that's it. :)
Here is what my image looked like at the beginning.

And this is my final result.

Here is what I did.

Layer 1.  I Opened a new document that was my image. I cropped and resized it to fit in an 8.5 x 11 - inch, 300 ppi, RGB, document. Layer 1 is my bottom layer in the Layers Panel and it is my image.

Layer 2.  For this layer, I made a selection only of the vase, and then used a technique I saw on the Russell Brown Show for doing Clone Painting to give a painterly effect to just the vase. I changed the Blend Mode to Luminosity and Opacity 60%. That gave a slightly hand painted look to just the vase.

Layer 3.  I used Kim's kk_felicity texture for this layer. At Normal Mode and 100% Opacity, it looks like this.

Then I changed the Blend Mode to Multiply and Opacity 30%.

Layer 4.  I then used the Pen Tool to make an open curved path that sort of followed the bottom and right side of the vase. I used the Text Tool to place the text on the path. And typed in the word Happiness. I used black for the text and set the Blending Mode to Soft Light with 100% Opacity.

Layer 5.  I added a new layer and filled it with 50% gray and set the Blend Mode to Soft Light. Then I used the Burn Tool to darken the edges of the page.

Layers 6 and 7.  Layer 6 is my signature stamp and Layer 7 is the date. Both used Papyrus font. I used Black color and set the Blending Mode to Soft Light at 100% Opacity. And it was now done.

Here is what my Layers Panel looks like.

That's all for now. I hope you enjoyed this tour.

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