Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Back to Nature (and a free download)

Here are some images from the past and they happen to appear in the June edition of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.

The theme for this month's submission was: DIY - All papers and elements were to be created by you.


The photo in this layout was the inspiration behind the name - "Butterfly Rose Designs".

Bearded Dragon

My Back to Nature kit was created a few years ago, but I managed to find a copy of the background papers used in the layouts above.

You can download the papers here.

Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Texture Tuesday - The Golden Texture eDition


Can you believe that this beautiful little flower is a weed? It is only about 5mm in diameter. If you look closely, you can see lots of little flowers inside. There are more pictures of the flower in this post.

This weeks them at the Kim Klassen Cafe was to use the Golden texture in your image.


Camera: Canon 7D

Lens: Canon EF 100mm f2.8L macro

Settings: 1/250 sec @ f6.3, ISO 1250

Processing (in Photoshop CS5):

Background Layer: Photo

Layer 1: Golden by Kim Klassen; Blend Mode: Hard Light; Opacity: 25%.

Layer 2: Love in Layers by Kim Klassen; Blend Mode: Screen; Opacity: 30%.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Texture Tuesday - People


This weeks theme at the Kim Klassen Cafe is People.

I was trying to use the light from the small window in our bathroom when taking this picture of my daughter.

The texture used was Yesteryear, Blend mode - Multiply, Opacity - 59%. I used a soft round brush to remove texture from the face.

Weeds are flowers too ......

I was weeding in the garden yesterday, when I came across one with a pretty little flower.

So I thought I'd take a closer look .......

....... and this is what I found.

"Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them." A. A. Milne

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Texture Tuesday - The Free and Easy eDition

One of my favourite flowers in the garden (apart from Roses) would have to be Camellias.

My favourite Camellia is called 'Star Above Star'.

For each of the Star Above Star photographs below I have used Kim's new texture 'Mayzee'. I experimented with some different blend modes and opacities.

Soft Light - 100%

Overlay - 20%

Screen - 31%
I removed some texture over the flower using a soft, round, eraser brush set at 10% opacity.

Overlay - 20%


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Images from the Kitchen

Feeling hungry?

Here are some goodies that have recently come from my kitchen.

Clockwise from top left:
1. Little Lime Meringue Pies
2. Anzac Biscuits
3. Red Velvet Cake
4. Caramel Popcorn
5. Honey-Iced Coffee Cake
6. Scones (The first batch I ever made that didn't turn out like rocks.)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Texture Tuesday - The Word eDition

"Each flower is a soul blossoming out to nature." Gerard De Nerval

I don't know the name of this plant but the flowers are quite pretty.

I used Kim's new texture - Sublty Yours - set at Soft Light, Opacity 75%.


Monday, June 6, 2011

I Heart Faces Photo Challenge - From a Distance

My son, sitting in the park, watching the sunset on an Autumn afternoon.

See more "From a Distance" pictures at I Heart Faces.

Friday, June 3, 2011

How to Colourize Textures in PSE

In my previous post, the tutorial was done in Photoshop CS5.

This tutorial is for those using PSE. I currently use version 8.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

How to Colourize Textures

I love using textures on my photos. But what if you have a texture that you absolutely love and the colour doesn't work with the photo? You can colourize the texture to make it the colour you want.

Here's how I do it using Photoshop CS5:

Hope you found this tutorial useful.

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