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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.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Texture Tuesday with Kim Klassen . . . 13 August 2013

We have another Free & Easy for this week's Texture Tuesday with Kim Klassen.

I selected a photo of a geranium That I took a couple of years ago in the entry hall of the Lauritzan Gardens, Omaha, Nebraska.

Here is the original photo. I left the photo in the proportions that my camera gave me.

I duplicated the background layer so that I would have a copy of the original photo if I needed it later. On this copy layer, I used the Filter Gallery three different times. Each time with a different filter. When I used a filter, I then took a Snapshot of the filter for the History Panel. That way I could use the History Brush later and paint in the filter on only certain areas of the photo. This is what my image looks like after I did this.

Next I made another copy of the background layer (original photo) and put it at the top of the layer stack. I changed the layer blend mode to Linear Burn with Opacity 100%. This darkened up the image and brings the eye to the red of the flower.

Then for the top layer I brought in Kim's texture kk_bestill. I set it to Color Burn with Opacity 100%. This darkens the image more and leaves only a little of the green showing. 

I liked this, so this is my final image for this week's Texture Tuesday with Kim Klassen.  Be sure to visit Texture Tuesday to see what the others have done.

That's it for now.

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