Friday, October 8, 2010


I love spring! As well as being beautiful, trees covered with blossom are wonderful to photograph and texture. This is the flowering cherry at our country hut, it was just coming into flower when I took this -unfortunately I've missed seeing it in full bloom this year.
I decided to go for the painterly effect in my processing of this.

I started off by increasing the saturation slightly using a hue saturation adjustment layer.
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Brushed Rose @ Overlay 100%
Then the tone and contrast were tweaked using curves and levels adjustments.

See it a little bigger on Flickr

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paulgrand said...

Lovely and bright processing!

Borealnz (Jill) said...

Thanks Paul!

Janine said...

Love ♥

Brooklyn Mercantile said...

Jill & Paul:

Thank you so much for creating such lovely textures. I have Tex Box 1 & 2 and Fly Edges. I love the “recipe” that you give with each photo on the blog as well. It is like having a wonderful seminar in just the techniques I wanted!

I have spent countless hours scanning old papers, photographing interesting surfaces and attempting to achieve “the painterly look” I saw in my mind –but never quite getting there. I have a limited knowledge of Photoshop but with your gorgeous textures, helpful descriptions and having a bit of play at the image, I was able to get a lot closer and had a lot more fun in the process!

Thank you too for sharing your gorgeous photography and offering up the thought process in the “why” you took the picture. It’s fascinating!


paulgrand said...

Thanks for that great feedback, It helps us to know what we're doing is of use! :-D

Borealnz (Jill) said...

Thanks Janine, and thanks Tamara...I agree with Paul, it's great to have feedback like this.

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