Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Hello Everyone: I have received messages that the pictures cannot be seen on my post today. When I check them they show up as normal. The comments I received say that if you click on the pictures they come up in their own window. I am not a computer techie so if that works for you please use it. I have no idea what is happening. Thanks so much for your patience.
My husband and I took a drive one Sunday and we ended up at a historical setting not far from our house. The initial property was owned by Sir Henry Pelham the fellow that built Casa Loma in Toronto. This was part of his estate in his later years. What attracted me was the beautiful stone used. My edit began here where I used the eraser tool to remove the no trespassing sign and the tv antenna and then I cropped the picture to exclude as much of the trailer in the side yard. Next, I adjusted levels and corrected the white balance, another adjustment for brightness and contrast and finally a hue and saturation adjustment to bring out the pink in the stone. I used the warming filter85 at a density of 16 and then flattened the image. I gave one final edit to this photo. Using the high pass filter at 4 pixels and a blending of softlight at 53% opacity and flattened again. Now it is ready for the textures.
I used two layers of Kim Klassen’s texture “Chamomile”. One layer at a blending mode of soft light at opacity 53%. I used a layer mask to remove some texture from the sky and snow. The second layer of Chamomile has a blending mode of multiply at 57%. I again used a layer mask at 50% to remove the texture from snow and sky.
The second texture I used was Kim’s also as “lightpaper3”. I used two layers. One with a blending mode of soft light at opacity 65% and a layer of same with a blending mode of multiply at opacity of 27%. I gave it a final polish with a hue and saturation adjustment layer and decreased the opacity to –21.
Here is the before and after. I may have over thought this edit but I liked it anyway. Hope you do too. Valerie
Today, I am joining a new meme by Kim Klassen Cafe called Texture Tuesday and also with Chelsey at Touch Up Tuesday at Paper Heart Camera.