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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.



Monday, July 16, 2012

Texture Tuesday with Kim Klassen July 17, 2012



Here is another Texture Tuesday with Kim Klassen.


Here are the guidelines that Kim gave us.

Tuesday, July 17th Texture Tuesday Guidelines are:
Your image must contain any 2 of my textures....  Have fun...get creative...think outside the box a little...maybe play a little with blend modes and adjustments. I can't wait to see what you create.



My granddaughter does a lot of riding. On the morning of 13 July 2012, when she went into the stables to take care of her horse, she noticed that a mare in a neighboring stall had a new foal. She was the first one to see the new foal. She emailed me a photo. I used that photo for todays Texture Tuesday.


Here is what the original email looked like.




And this is my final version of the image.




Here is my Layers Panel at the end of the process.




I did so many things along the way that I cannot reproduce what I did. So I can't tell you exactly how I did this. The order of these layers is not the order in which I did them. Some were moved as I went along. But, this is how it ended. I did use two of Kim's textures, kk_elevate and kk_stainedLinen. I used a couple of my own textures. One, the photoBackTexture, is from a scan I took of the back of an old photograph. The back was rather stained and gave me a nice texture. The other one, EKD_Watercolor-12x12x300-04, is number 4 from my watercolor collection. You can download all 24 of my watercolors by clicking HERE. They are a freebie!


I also used black sumi ink on watercolor paper to create a nice blob. I scanned it in and used the blob as layers by itself and in layer masks. In what is now layer 4, I unlinked the mask from the photo thumbnail by clicking on the link symbol between them. Then, making sure the mask thumbnail is active, I use the transform and clicked the button in the Options Bar to allow me to Warp the mask so that it was affecting exactly the areas I wanted it to.


Those are the most unusual things, I think, that I did. So this is all for this eDition of Texture Tuesday.




Live life fully and enjoy.




Earl

9 comments:

PrairieJill said...

Great effect!

Carol said...

How sweet and I like the effect you created.

Sivinden said...

A beautiful picture and great editing!

bailey-road.com said...

What a beautiful little foal! Lovely editing!

Danielle said...

I love what you did here with what was already an incredible photo. I also like that you showed your layers bar. Good idea for us newbies who are just learning ;) Thanks! Will be downloading those watercolors also.

Laerte Pupo said...

beautiful post...

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Beautiful textures. The little foal is adorable. Valerie

Teresa Schmid Photography said...

Beautiful! Love your texture work!

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