Monday, July 9, 2012
Texture Tuesday - Natural
Our theme in Texture Tuesday this week is "natural." I interpreted that to mean something from the natural world. Believe it or not, the next picture is the original photo!
You can barely see the gull! I did some serious cropping.
There were square pixels showing around the gull, so I used my clone tool to get rid of them.
Next, I added Kim Klassen's texture, "Deep Sigh," at normal, 50%, and used Contrast +25.
Under "Styles" I selected Sun Faded Photo, at 90% opacity. I worked with "levels," and I added a Lens Flare to mimic the sun. I also added the text. The source of the text was a book cover:
I worked more on transforming my image:
Find edges, multiply 40% opacity
Posterize 15, 50% opacity
Close, but I was still finding this a wee bit rough, so my last process was to add another of Kim's textures: "Awaken" soft light, 25% opacity. That softened it just a little, and gave me my final image: