Cello by the Lake (Version 5)
In a previous version, you couldn't really tell that it was next to a Lake because on that overcast morning, the sky melded with the water on the horizon. In this version, I tried to make that division a little more explicit.
Here's the recipe :
Layer 1 : Background Image
Layer 2 : RadLab - Troy, Fuzzy Navel, Meadowlark
Layer 3 : Texture Kim Klassen Cool Grunge - Soft Light 100%
Layer 4 : Texture 2 Little Owls Fairy Tales 12 - Multiply 74%
Layer 5 : Texture 2 Little Owls Artisan 3(5) (on lake only) - Soft Light 63%
Layer 6 : Texture 2 Little Owls Artisan 2(5) - Soft Light 100%
Layer 7 : Texture Kim Klassen Paper Stained Music - Soft Light 69%
Layer 8 : Texture Sheet Music Notes - Soft Light 54% (with selective masking on and around the cello)
Layer 9 : Text - Jellyka Le Grande Saut
Cello by the Lake (Version 3)
Here's the Recipe :
Layer 1 : Background ImageLayer 2 : RadLab to make black and white / desaturate
Layer 3 : Texture 2LO Fairy Tales 12 - Multiply 66%
Layer 4 : Texture 2LO Artisan 2(5) - Soft Light 38%
Layer 5 : Texture Coffee Shop Blog Decadence - Darken 53%
Layer 6 : Text - Jellyka Le Grand Saut Font
Final Treatment was I'm feeling lucky in Picassa before exporting it. This brightened up the center area nicely.
In this one, I chose NOT to straighten the horizon (actually I tried, but my computer was not letting my save basic changes at this point, so I went with the flow ...). I actually like this better is it gives the idea that the earth is round, that there's a curve to the horizon. This way, the horizon line echoes the shoreline a little better, too.