Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Texture Tuesday & Wordful Wednesday

                   mouse over to check out the before

My husband bought me lovely yellow tulips for my birthday last month. I snapped a few photos one morning before they all dried up. I propped a frame I bought at a sale last summer against the wall and put the vase inside it. I liked how it framed the flower. I used Kim Klassen's Let Go watercolor texture and really liked the result. 

But I wanted to enhance this photo further, really make it something special. If you mouse over my photo, you can see the original photo ... its really pretty dull. I opened the photo in Photoshop and added a hue/saturation adjustment to tone down the yellow flower. I added a layer of Let Go at soft light 100% opacity. Next, I added a duplicate layer with a layer mask and brushed the flower at 50% opacity. I think it adds a vintage effect. I topped it off with the verse by Ralph Waldo Emerson in CK Ali's Hand font.

Adding texture to a photo can add a whole new vibe. If you sign up for Kim's Texture Lovin' List on her site, you can receive a free texture each week! Another great source for textures is Life-n-Reflection. Kristy also offers amazing textures. If you check out her site, she has some freebies along with some great tutorials. As a matter of fact, I just purchased a texture package yesterday. I'm really looking forward to trying these new textures out! 

Thanks for stopping in! 
-tish xoxo

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  1. I'm sure it was beautiful before- but loving what the texture did for it. Nicely done.

  2. I love playing with textures. I think it can literally transform a photo into a work of art. This is beautiful. And I'm loving the message with it too! :)

  3. A beautiful result, happy belated birthday :)


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