The other day was so nice I just had to get out in the garden and have a little poke around at what I could see in the flowerbeds. I had the camera with me because I had seen a group of fish in the pond and I wanted to get a shot. In one of the flowerbeds is a patch of thyme and the colour of it caught my eye. The top of this plant will be cut down when the new growth appears but the dead leaves of the top was a lovely grey mauve colour. I just had to capture it.
The picture became my inspiration for a texture. After the initial editing of levels, hue and saturation and brightness and contrast I added two textures. The first is a new set of Retro Colour Masks by Shadowhouse Creations. The one I used is RC-8. I used a layer mask to take off the texture on the thyme. The blending mode was probably soft light. The second texture was Kim Klassen’s “warmsun” . I applied a layer mask and removed the texture from the plant. Blending mode was again soft light. I applied a hue and saturation layer and played with the sliders until I was happy with it. I finished with my watermark.
Just a light touch to me picture.