Once again I am contributing to Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday postings, I really enjoy doing this, it keeps me fiddling, not that I need anything more to fiddle with at the moment. As I said yesterday, I am teaching myself to do digital scrapbooking, and digiart. A mean feat I must say. There is so much to learn and I am not the most patient person, if I can't find out how to do something fairly quickly I can get a little frustrated, to say the least. I don't lose my cool though, I just become totally obsessive, spending hours scouring web sites, tutorials and what ever I can dig up, to help solve the problem. Hmm maybe I'm not impatient just obsessive? Arghh,..... there it's out my total frustration at not being able to do some of the things I want to do right now, oh and at buying a book that says you can get online web pictures to play with, and they aren't there. And of course when you email the author they don't answer, phooie to you blah!!!!
Okay calming down and above is my SOOC (straight out of the camera) shot of the bug on the agapanthus, to fit the theme this week of "In the Garden".
Now textured here he is again. I didn't want to lose the brilliance of the purples, I just wanted to edge it up a bit, you know add a little grunge to it.
So firstly I DUPLICATED the photo, as always I will say duplicate, duplicate, always duplicate.
Then I did a levels adjustment, followed by a brightness/contrast adjustment, then I layered Kim's October texture over the top on colour burn at 58%. I also added a vignette around the edges. Voila my bug on the agapanthus in the garden, ta da......
Also I have started making some pages for a book I want to make for Elle, either for her birthday or Christmas or maybe just because.
The background is a paper from Kim's textures too, it's Warm Sun, layered with one of my photos of autumn leaves and then with the embellishments added and shadows applied. Rather sweet I think. See you can use the textures under and over photographs, isn't it wonderful!