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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, April 2, 2013

Texture Tuesday with Kim Klassen . . . 2 April 2013

Here I am with this week's Texture Tuesday with Kim Klassen. Kim gave us the following guidelines

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..... 

Sound good?

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.



patricia said...

Very effective. Love your processing.

ShanLeigh said...

This is a great edit, Earl. I love the end result.

graciebinoya.com said...

Nice edit, Earl! Well done.

Barb Brookbank said...

Amazing transformation!

Sharon said...

The bright blue color you ended up with against the red is interesting -- almost like a tree decorated with blue marbles. Very creative edit!

Sharon said...

The bright blue color you ended up with against the red is interesting -- almost like a tree decorated with blue marbles. Very creative edit!

Prairie Jill said...

Oh, wow - this is fabulous!! Great processing, Earl. And now, I'm off to check out the watercolour brush tutorial - thank you for posting the link.

The Artful Diva said...

great photo and edit - love that texture!

travelintoadventure@gmail.com said...

amazing look -- and colorful - like it!!

peabea.com said...

Really like the original and the beautiful colors on the edited version. Really nice.

CATHY said...

What an interesting image this created - great job.

sandy @ french laundry 132 said...

Hello Earl, nice to meet you. This is very different and unique!

Also I love your hand drawn flowers in the posts below! Very pretty!

Pam said...

Wow you turned that into a work of art!

Laerte Pupo said...

Nice work, and thanks for Mark Johnson information.
I enjoi this.

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