Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Dreaming
















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!

11 comments:

The Artful Diva said...

I so love your still life arrangement and your photo edits too!

Nina Bille said...

Both texture pictures are very beautiful! The setting with the bird and the mirror somehow higlights the beautiful editing & texture.

Linda Kittmer said...

Great job Jean. That's a neat bird sculpture and you've created a nice dreamy image.

Currie Silver said...

Love this Jean!!

I have been wondering, looking for ways to combine this week, too.

You and Linda have given me a good idea.

This is actually quite BEautimous and I love having the perspective of its real place in Real Life.

Stephanie said...

I love how you created a vignette on your bookcase and then turned it into another work of art. Great selection of textures for it. Nice work.

Pat said...

Lovely work.

momphotographer said...

the edited version is wonderful.

Bonnie said...

Great editing. Love the final result using both textures!

Vicki Lane said...

Love the final result and seeing how you achieved it!

Beverly said...

Jean, I love your story of the process, really love your photo!

Ida said...

This is so pretty. I love the bird you used in your still life and the textures worked great.