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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.

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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.

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