Tuesday, April 2nd theme is the free & easy eDition.
What does this mean?
Your photo must contain at least one layer of any of my textures. That's it that's all.....
I searched through my photographs and decided to use the photo of a bonsai tree that was in an exhibit at the Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, Nebraska, during November 2010. Here is the original image.
And, this is what I ended up with after doing a few things with the image.
I opened the original image . . . On top of the image I placed Kim's texture kk_providence . . . I changed the texture blend mode to Difference and left Opacity 100% . . . Next I brought in another kk_providence texture layer and changed its blend mode to Soft Light at 100% . . . For the next layer, I brought in a copy of the original image and changed its blend mode to Difference at 100% Opacity . . . Then I used the Lasso Tool and created a selection around the tree and refined the selection to give me a blurry edge around the tree area . . . I selected the area outside the tree and with a watercolor brush I made, I painted in several layers of different colored watercolors that I blended . . . then at the top, I used another copy of kk_providence texture and set the blend mode to Divide with 100% Opacity.
I thought that this gave a nice Autumn look to the tree. Since the photo was taken in November, Autumn colors seemed appropriate.
If you are interested in making your own watercolor brush, take a look at Mark Johnson's Photoshop Workbench 302: Creating a Custom Watercolor Brush.
That's all for now.
Live life fully.