Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Grunge Bluebell

It's midwinter here in New Zealand so this one is from last spring -I'm counting the days (or maybe months) till they're in flower again, in fact I'm looking forward to having any flowers in the garden. There are some weeds still flowering (must be why weeds are so successful) so I think I'll have to resort to photographing them soon :-)

Now onto the processing.
Apple Blush @ Overlay 100%
Fly Edge 18 @ soft light 58 % -this was stretched over the image so its edges weren't so prominent, it's' this layer that gave most of the grunge.
Ming @ Soft light 100% which gave much of the bluish toning.
Ming @ Soft light 100% Don't be afraid to try doubling a texture layer at the same opacity, doing this here added lots more depth and enhanced the blue tone. I removed some of the texture from the focus flowers in these two ming layers using a layer mask.
Curves layer to tweak tone and contrast.

See the photo on Flickr

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paulgrand said...

Lovely soft blue tones!

Kayshine said...

Definitely recall those days. Though a few times they sparked some fresh creativity. I'm looking forward to following your photos.From midsummer in the U.S.;thank you for your blog.

Karen Burns said...

Wonderful work. Love your textures. Am working with PSE8 and Mac. Will your textures work with that? After purchase, can they be used commercially with my own art work?

paulgrand said...

Hi Karen,
Yes these textures work on all PS programs.
We also have an Elements Video tutorial demonstrating our textures on our blog!

paulgrand said...

Yes, these are to be used mixed with your own artwork.
A license is included with each download so they can be used commercially with your own art/photography and graphics work.

Borealnz (Jill) said...

Thanks Kay and Karen and thanks Paul :-)

Karen Burns said...

Thanks for the reply. I'm clicking on Triple Combo Deal in just a moment. Can hardly wait!! These look just awesome.

paulgrand said...

Cool, hope you liked them! :-)

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