Welcome to EarlK Design!


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.



Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Texture Tuesday with Kim Klassen . . . 29 January 2013

We have another Texture Tuesday with Kim Klassen for today. For today, Kim told us that our image must contain at least one layer of her texture kk_minus43. The reason she named the texture that is because it was -43º outside when she was making the texture. Brrrrrrrrr . . . . . . that is cold.

I needed to have an image that had some warmth to it. This is the image that I selected to work with.



Step 1.  I opened the image in Photoshop.



Step 2.  I brought in Kim's texture kk_minus43. I resized it to fit my image. This is the texture at Normal Mode and 100% Opacity.



Step 3. I changed the layer blend mode to Pin Light, Opacity still at 100%, and added a layer mask. With a soft black round brush, at 30% opacity, I painted with black on the mask to hide some of the texture from the flower area. 


Step 4. I duplicated the flower layer and brought it up to the top of the layer stack. I also reduced the Opacity to 30%.


Step 5.  Then I changed the layer blend mode to Dissolve and kept Opacity 30%.



I seldom use the Dissolve blend mode, but this time I think it adds considerably to the image. It gives the image an appearance that it sort of has a burnished gold metallic finish. I like this result and it where I stopped.

Here is how the image now appears.



This is much warmer than -43º.


I hope you enjoyed see what I did with Kim's kk-minus43 texture.


Live life fully.


Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery; but today is a gift, that’s why it’s called the present.

Earl

10 comments:

Carol said...

Great job - I love the transformation.

Teresa Schmid Photography said...

Beautiful, great texture work.

stepko said...

Oh ja das Foto sieht wirklich wärmer als -43° aus :) Die Tulpen sehen toll aus und ich mag wie du die Textur im Hintergrund verwendest!

The Artful Diva said...

The end result is lovely...I really like the original though...;-)

Becs said...

Love how you've warmed up Kim's -43! Gorgeous image and thank you for sharing your process. I don't think I've ever used the pin light blending mode, I shall had to check it out.

Melinda said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the steps- I have learned a few things here!

Beverly said...

So beautifully done! Nice to see different blend modes used.

Kathryn said...

Love seeing the process, nicely done.

shirley said...

Hmm, very interesting - I hardly ever use the pinlight or dissolve blending modes, so it is good to see what effect they can have. Lovely photo.

Chen Jeje said...

tiffany and co usa
oakley outlet
Christian Louboutin shoes
kobe byrant shoes
michael kors outlet online
christian louboutin uk
cheap rolex watches
cheap jordans online
air huaraches
ugg
tiffany and co
tiffany
tiffany and co jewellery
Cheap Oakley Sunglasses
tiffany and co
michael kors handbags
air huarache
tiffany and co usa
cheap oakley sunglasses
tiffany ring
tiffany jewellery
air jordan retro
nike dunks
air huarache shoes
cheap oakley sunglasses
jordan 11
chrome hearts online
kobe byrant shoes
michael kors outlet online

Post a Comment

Please leave me a comment. I would like to hear from you.
Thank you.