A cyber friend, Linda Kittmer, like me, participates in Texture Tuesday and Photo Art Friday. This week she combined both challenges into one image (see here) and I decided to follow her example and do the same. The challenge for Photo Art Friday was to digitally enhance a still life. The theme this week for Texture Tuesday was to add texture to an image related to "dream." Here's the image I began with:
This still life is in one section of this bookcase:
Working with my still life image, I first added one of Bonnie's textures (Photo Art Friday) called Ancient Treasures. I used soft light at 85%. Then I used a Photoshop filter called Cutout, at 45%, to make it look more like an illustration than a photograph. A bit of Brightness/Contrast enhancement and I had this:
The image was darker than I wanted, so I next went to Kim's textures (Texture Tuesday) and selected an appropriate one for this theme called "Dream." I applied the texture at soft light, 100%, and got my final image, which I'll show again here:
You can see some of the words that were part of the Dream texture. And as far as the theme goes, this little hand-carved bird is dreaming of spreading his wings and flying away!