Sunday, April 01, 2012

KIm Klassen's Skinny Mini PhotoShop Elements Class : Day 6 Homework

 Here's the modified photo with Kim Klassen's "Old Barn Recipe" from her Test Kitchen.
Basically, we added layers, changed blending modes, and added a texture.  

This is my original photo.  What a difference, huh?

I can't tell you how helpful it is to have Kim's recipes.  At this point, I don't have the vision or the foresight to know how all the changes in levels, layers and modifications will work together.   
The Recipes also make things go quicker, as I have a procedure to follow to arrive at a desired end.

 Here's another one :  For this one, I added a soft light layer, added a texture in the background, and added the text ("A chicken in every pot")  at the bottom.  The trouble with text on a varied background is that parts of it can be obscured by the backgrounds.   The text color comes from the red pot.  I love that feature.  It takes all the guesswork out of picking suitable colors!  It could probably use a little more tinkering, but I have to move on with my day!

This is the original photo.  I took this photo in my friend Bob's garden last fall.  
He has real chickens who tend his garden, but I had to take a shot of this wooden one. 

1 comment:

Julia said...

I love the modifications to the photos - it really does a lot to change the "mood" of the picture to evoke emotion.