Next week's TT theme. (May 29th)
How 'bout another word prompt?
Share an image centered around the word, warmth . Also, your image must contain at least one layer of any of my textures.
I have been thinking about what to do for this Texture Tuesday for a few days. Well Mother Nature came up with a good suggestion for me. On Sunday, 27 May 2012, we had a record maximum temperature. It was warm for us here in the Omaha, Nebraska, area. The temperature went up to 94º Fahrenheit. The previous record for 27 May was 92º F. So this became my theme for "warmth." Here is what I did.
Layer 1. I opened a new document that was 11 x 8.5-inch, landscape, 300 ppi, RGB and white background. I won't show it since it is just a white layer.
Layer 2. For this layer I brought in one of my watercolor papers. I used number 14 since it has a nice warm color.
For your information, over the last 7 days, I have been participating in 7 Days in May at JessicaSprague.com. It was s lot of fun. During that time, I posted four sets of watercolor papers that you can download for free. These watercolor papers can be used in a variety of ways, such as backgrounds for artsy layouts, and textures. If you are interested, CLICK HERE to go to my blog entry from which you can download the papers.
Layer 3. I duplicated Layer 2 and I rotated the layer 90º CCW and changed the Mode to Color Burn with Opacity 100%.
Layer 4. But this way too bright for me. So I added in a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer and decreased the saturation a little.
Layer 5. For this layer I created a sunburst of rays using the Step and Repeat method of the Free Transform. This is what it looks like at Normal Mode, 100% Opacity and with a yellow color.
Then I added in a radial gradient overlay that went from yellow in the center to transparent. And I changed the Mode to Darken with 50% Opacity.
Layer 6. I finally get to use this element. A while back, someone asked for a thermometer with a movable red indicator that they could use for a fund drive they were having. She wanted to show the percentage of the goal that they had reached as time progressed. I made one that she used. But, until now I never had a need to use it. I changed the percent to degrees and am using it to show what the temperature reached here in Omaha, Nebraska.
Layer 7. For this layer I brought in my image of the path through the forest that is near my house. I feathered the edges in the Mask Panel to blend the image into the background. I changed the Mode to Luminosity with 100% Opacity.
Layer 8. I used Kim's texture kk_sunday. Since the new record high for the day was on a Sunday, I thought this was an appropriate texture to use. Here it is at Normal Mode and 100% Opacity.
Then I changed the Mode to Divide and left Opacity 100%.
Layer 9. Now Kim has another texture that I just had to use for this layout. It is kk_warmsun. What could be more appropriate? Here it is at Normal Mode and 100% Opacity.
I changed the Mode to Linear Burn with Opacity 50%.
This darkened up the edges of the layout so a to draw the eye into the image. Also, both of these textures were applied to the thermometer layer and give a little more interest to the red than just the plain solid red it had originally.
Layer 10. I used Impact font for the word warmth. I scaled it using the Free Transform. Then I added in several effects. I added a Bevel and Emboss, Inner Glow, Outer Glow and a Drop Shadow. Then I reduced the Fill, not Opacity, to 0%.
Layers 11, 12 and 13. These are the remaining text layer, using Papyrus font; my signature brush; and the date using Papyrus font. This gives me my final layout for this challenge.
Here is whist my Layers Panel looks like at the end.
I hope you enjoyed seeing how I did this layout.
If you are interested in downloading my FREEBIE watercolor papers, go back up near to the top of this page and click on the link to take you to the entry in this blog that has the download links. The watercolor papers are 12 x 12-inch, 300 ppi and jpg. They are in zip folders. You will have to unzip them to get the files. Each Set has six papers in it.
Enjoy what you do with your life.