The lesson today was about making things happen. She also talked about Hope ...
In my recent internet wanderings, I had seen a photo similar to this one, and decided I could "roll my own" easily enough. So here's my version.
This is not the recipe Kim shared in today's lesson. My RadLab trial expired (It was a fun little program, but I couldn't bring myself to pay more for a plug-in than I paid for PhotoShop Elements). I remember seeing similar treatments as this in RadLab, but I can't tell you what they were. I'm pleased that I know enough about PSE from taking Kim's class that I can veer off onto my own. ;-)
Here's my photo-processing recipe :
Layer 1 : Background layer with minor edits. Used spot-healing tool to remove a fire hydrant in the background, and spider webs in the foreground. Cropped it down, too.
Layer 2 : Copy Background Layer. Sepia Tint Action - Normal Blend Mode at 100% Opacity.
Layer 3 : Text - "Hope" Brush script Italic 115 pt. Multiply at 100%. Text color picked from elsewhere in the image.
Layer 4 : Kim Klassen's Warm Sun Texture - Soft Light blend mode at 100%
Layer 5 : In Picassa, apply Orton-ish Filter. [See photo at top of post.] I'm sure this is possible in PSE, but I couldn't find it. 1 click in Picassa! It adds so much depth and richness. I love it!
Layer 6 [Optional] : Again in Picassa, add the Polaroid frame. This kind of spur-of-the moment shot cried out for a Polaroid frame. But I still liked the full shot at thetop. Beauty is : I can have both!
Note to self : In going back and forth between PSE and Picassa, I seem to have lost the psd file with the layers in Elements. I should be more cognizant of that in future. I may want to go back later and add a different word!