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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, October 29, 2012

Texture Tuesday with Kim Klassen ... 30 October 2012

The Texture Tuesdays with Kim Klassen have resumed. This is to do a free & easy edition, meaning we can do anything we want to do.

Recently, in the Photography Challenge Gallery on Jessica Sprague's site, many people have been posting a part photo part sketch layout. I like the technique very much. I thought about combining part photo part sketch and textures. So that is what I have done. If you want to see how the part photo part sketch technique is done, you can see how at oscraps.com.

Here is what my final layout looked at the end.

A brief summary of what I did:

•  Opened new 12 x 12-inch page, 300 ppi, RGB and white background.

•  Added in for the next layer my EKD-Soft-01 watercolor to give some color for a background. You can find a lot of my watercolor papers here on my blog for free download. Just scroll down the blog or look in the Blog Archive on the right side of the screen.

•  Then I brought in my photo and did the part photo part sketch technique on it.

•  Next I brought in Kim's texture kk_trust. I thought the name was appropriate for the photo. I set the layer blend mode to Darken and reduced the layer Opacity to 50%. This added in the nice brown tones around the outside of the image. 

•  Then I used the Oil Medium Brush Wet Edges with a brown sampled from the image and then darkened the tone to create the border around the image.

•  Added the text. I used Century Gothic Bold.

And that's all for this Texture Tuesday.

Live life to the fullest and enjoy what you do.



Pieni Lintu said...

What a beautiful moment!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful moment captured. Lovely edit.

Currie Silver said...

wonderful, Earl!! I think this looks like a thoughty way to go. thanks for the how-torial!!

linda said...

Oh my, this brings tears! What a perfect moment captured.

Deborah said...

and your processing is fantastic!

Sharon said...

What a lovely, touching photo! And your edit is so interesting. That's a new technique to me -- it's perfect for this sweet subject.

PrairieJill said...

Beautiful image and beautiful processing. I'm off to oscraps to find out more about the photo/sketch process!

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