Before I get to Texture Tuesday for today, in Day 29 of Beyond Layers, Kim Klassen showed us how to make an animated gif. So, that is what I made and have put it at the beginning of this entry. It only goes around 3 times and then stays at the end of the loop. I hope you like it. It shows a very easy way to make flowers using the step and repeat with the Transform in Photoshop.
Kim's guideline for for this episode of Texture Tuesday with Kim Klassen was:
Next week's TT theme. (May 1st) (Edit: This Texture Tuesday was postponed until May 8.)
Let's get creative.
Your image must contain 2 different textures..... get creative.. mix your blend modes and opacities.... Think outside the box... go back in the archives... Shake things up. Sound like a plan? :)
You may remember that I recently got the Lensbaby lens for my Canon EOS 40D camera. It has been a lot of fun using it. I have been to the Omaha Lauritzen Gardens a couple of time recently and used the Lensbaby to take images. The Lensbaby gives an area of sharp focus surrounded by increasing out of focus as you go away from the sharp focus spot. For the image I will use for this challenge I used F/2.8, 1/250 sec, and ISO 200 for the camera settings.
Layer 1. I brought in my image as the background layer. It is at Normal mode and 100% Opacity. Notice how the F/2.8 aperture give only a small area in the center that is in sharp focus.
Layer 2. Layer 2 is a duplicate of Layer 1. I like to do this so if I goof up somewhere I always have my original still available. I won't show it since it looks just the same.
Layer 3. For this layer, I used Kim's kk_goldenhour texture. This is what it looks like at Normal mode and 100% Opacity.
I changed the Mode to Hard Light at 100% Opacity.
Layer 4. Then I brought in Kim's kk_iAm texture. Here it is at Normal mode and 100% Opacity.
I changed the Mode to Divide and reduced the Opacity to 20%.
This reminded me of an old world tapestry. I liked it, so this is my final.
Layers 5 and 6. I added in my signature and date. Both were white and set to Overlay Mode at 100% Opacity.
This is what the Layers Panel looks like at the end.
I hope you enjoyed seeing what I did with this image.