For this week's lesson, Kim told us to be creative and play with a Spring theme. I think I'm finally getting the hand of layer masks--after only 18 months at this!
Ok, so the little bluebird isn't real. That's not to say I wouldn't want the little fellow to sit on my hand for a while.
Here's the original image straight outta my camera with a white foam board as a backdrop and light from a window. Looks like it was an overcast day. I love the way the shadows add some interest to the foam core. It's such a great blank slate for the textures to be added later ...
Layer 1 : Background image
Layer 2 : Levels - Soft Light blend mode 100%
Layer 3 : Kim Klassen's Isobel texture rotated 90 degrees ; Multiply 100%
Layer mask to remove 50% texture on bird and my hand
Layer 4 : Copy Layer 3 BEFORE layer mask applied - Soft Light 85%
Layer 5 : Kim Klassen's Cherish Texture - Multiply 50%; Layer mask on bird only
Layer 6 : Text - FB Buttercreame Font ; Color Burn 81% with a Layer Style
Text color chosen from background texture.