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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.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Texture Tuesday with Kim Klassen . . . 12 March 2013

I am here with today's Texture Tuesday with Kim Klassen challenge. Our challenge is:

Tuesday, March 12th's theme is Anything Goes
What does this mean? 
Share a recent favourite photo...iPhone, textured, not textured.... 
That's it...that's all

I recently received from a friend of mine in Albuquerque, New Mexico, some email photos of pictures that she had taken of the Sandia Mountains with the light just so that the mountains have a watermelon color. In Spanish, Sandia means watermelon. They really do have a watermelon color with the right light. I mentioned  previously to her that you shouldn't throw away an image. Just keep it . . . it might come in handy later. So, she also sent me one of her non-keeper type images. I had to use it for today's Texture Tuesday.

A few years ago, I was visiting in Albuquerque. My friend and I ate at the Frontier Restaurant. A most interesting restaurant. On the outside there are murals painted on the building . . . very realistic looking. The photo I am going to use is one that I took of a landscape view looking toward the Sandia Mountains.

Here is the original photo. The mural is about 10 feet tall by 15 feet wide. If you look closely, you can see the concrete block structure of the building. It is really a very nice mural.

Step 1.  I opened my photo in Photoshop CS6.

Step 2. Then I brought in my friend's non-keeper image. Here it is at Normal Mode and 100% Opacity. I thought that this would be a good texture to use to blend with the mural image. The blurry watermelon color stripe near the middle of the image is the  Sandias.

I changed the Layer Blend Mode to Soft Light at 100% Opacity. And this just makes the mural sparkle. All the flowers are brighter. The whole image is just brighter giving it a more lifelike appearance. 

I was happy to be able to use my friend's non-keeper image for a texture to enhance my image of the mural at the Frontier Restaurant, Albuquerque.

 I went from this

To this

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I used a photo that probably would be thrown out as a texture to improve another image.

Live life fully.



Dotti said...

Fantastic conversion, Earl! Wow!!

http://vivhalliwell.com said...

Great processing I visited Albuquerque a year ago what a wonderful city...

Carol said...

You are quite talented!

travelintoadventure@gmail.com said...

nice image -- nicely done..

Cindy said...

Nicely done, Earl...thanks for stopping by my place, too...{smiles}

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely work.

Prairie Jill said...

What a great idea! The effect is lovely. (Actually, I liked the non-keeper photo, too!)

Sharon said...

Great job, Earl! I especially like the light in your edited photo.

Marilyn said...

What a beautiful mural. Your edit certainly lightened things up.

Becs said...

Great processing, love how you've used your non-keeper photo.

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