Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Good to Wow - Looking Up - Pt.2

This is Part 2 of the Good to Wow/Shoot and Edit, hosted over at Ashley Sisk's blog. Click here if you want to see my previous post about my shots below.

I decided to leave this shot as is except for a "soft light" layer at 50% to make the blue pop just a tad bit. That's it! It was a really, really beautiful day! I was sitting in my garden when I took this shot. How blessed am I!
Good to Wow - Looking Up sooc1

Good to Wow - Looking Up1 - edit

As mentioned in my previous post, I used Kim Klassen's textures on this one. After I took this shot, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. And that's a rare occurrence. This is also my submission for Kim's Texture challenge this week - all about gardening. These are flowers from my own garden.

Good to Wow - Looking Up sooc1

Good to Wow - Looking Up2 - edit

Here are my layers for editing beginning from the bottom:
1. copy original photo layer as "screen" at 60% opacity
2. copy original photo layer as "soft light" at % opacity
3. Kim's Warm Sun texture "soft light" at 100% opacity. Used soft brush at 60% opacity on the flowers.
4. copy the Warm Sun texture "soft light" at 30% opacity.
5. Kim's Sweet Tart texture "soft light" at 100% opacity
6. Solid color - aqua green (71a197) "soft light" at 73% opacity
7. Solid color - navy blue (11314c) "overlay" at 20% opacity
8. copy original photo layer as "soft light" at 80% opacity and vignette with a dark green color.


Have a great day, friends!


Ashley Sisk said...

Love the textured shot and I also love that you kept your first shot really clean. The soft light addition is perfect.

Laurie said...

Those are so beautiful. My favorite would be the flower shot. It's so pretty! I'm starting my own challenge this Saturday, and would love to see you there!

leavesnbloom said...

Oh I love that flower one Darlene with the textures - so beautifully done.

leavesnbloom photography

Allison Hoffman said...

love your edit with the texture

Cedar said...

Both beautiful shots with lovely edits!

Anonymous said...

I love the flower shot - especially the texture and how whimsical it is!

Kristen said...

oh I LOVE the texture!!! Great job

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