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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, November 5, 2012

Beyond Layers with Kim Klassen ... Day 82

In Day 82 of Beyond Layers with Kim Klassen, Kim gave us a photo and a challenge. Here is what she gave us.

"I took the photo from the pier at Huntington Beach.... The woman looks a bit like a duck, don't you think? I couldn't help but wonder what she was thinking?

Today I have a challenge..... simple...but it should be fun..... Let's dive in.

Today's Challenge

Download my sample photo

Feel free to edit the photo, or keep it just the way it is..... Find a perfect quote and add it to the photo."

Here is Kim's original photo.

To me the woman really did look like a duck and she was standing there among the other water birds. I am sure the other birds were mainly thinking about where is my next item that I can eat. I got to wondering what the woman might be thinking. With her standing quietly staring off into the far distance of the ocean, I suspected that she was just embracing the strength of the ocean and the feeling of awe that comes with being of one with Nature. There is a feeling that you cannot get at any other place than the ocean. I know ... I was born in Los Angeles and the ocean is part of me.

My immediate thought for the perfect quote to go along with this photo was the 16th century proverb, "Birds of a feather flock together." That is what I used. 

This is what I ended up with.

This is what I did to achieve this version of Kim's photo.

•  I started with the original Kim's photo. 

•  I added in the quote. I sampled a color from the ocean for the color of the text. I used Adobe Caslon Pro italic for the font. 

•  For the attribution, I used Adobe Caslon Pro regular in the same color, but a regular not italic, and a smaller size to give contrast between the quote and the attribution.

•  Then I added in Kim's texture kk_iAm. I changed the layer blend mode to Hue and kept the Opacity 100%. To me this gave a nice iridescent sheen to the wet sand in which the woman is standing.

My mind kept wandering back to all the wonderful times I have spent at Huntington Beach, California, during my life. I really have enjoyed seeing Kim's photos of Southern California during her recent trip there.

Enjoy your photography and scrapbooking.



dmurray407 said...

Very nice, Earl!

Kate said...

Thanks for sharing your process. I love the iridescent glow on the sand!

Kim Klassen said...

wonderful Earl... I hope you are keeping well.... feeling better?

love the tones you created....

xo, Kim

Roxi -Coppercurls Designs said...

Gave me a chuckle! Nice coloring.

harsh dhawan said...

Give me a photoshop tutorials for this nice image. I wanna make my own.

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