Saturday, February 09, 2013
Beyond Layers Day 82 : Snowflake Art
Today's lesson was to start with a blank slate in PSE and "make some art." Kim used the ellipse tool and the custom-shape tool. I decided the brush (stamp) tool did a very similar thing. So once again, I took the lesson and ran with it ...
I absolutely love Winter! Enough said ...
After I had a base to work on, I just started piling on the snowflakes in new layers, varying the brushes, placement and sizes. Then I experimented with the blend modes after they were all piled on. I did not set a color pallette as Kim suggested in the lesson, as I wanted to see how much variation I could get with just the brushes on the background and the different blend modes.
I used Real Snowflake Brushes by Nolamom3507, but there are lots of free snowflake brushes out there for free if you want to try it yourself.
Image Processing :
Background Layer : Blank Background 8-1/2 x 11 in.
Layer : Color Fill - Blue
Layer 1 : Snowflakes Normal blend mode 100%
Layer 2 : Snowflakes Overlay 100%
Layer 2 Copy (make the turquoise blue color a little brighter)
Layer 3 : Snowflakes Luminosity 74%
Layer 4 : Snowflakes Soft Light 100%
Layer 5 : Snowflakes Normal 50%
Layer 6 : Snowflakes Normal 100%
Layer 7 : Snowflakes Normal 100%
Layer 8 : Kim Klassen's Magic Texture 2bl Screen 32%