Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Texture Tuesday : Hope in Winter

This lone tree stands in the park near my house.  The plain white/gray background needed some dressing up.  What better chance to use my new coffee textures?!?

I picked one with the salty stars because they kind of look like snow flakes falling--or blooming trees.   What can I say?  I love winter!

Photo Processing in PhotoShop Elements :

 Layer 1 ) My Coffee Texture 4958 - Background image
Layer 2) Kim Klassen's Be Still Texture - Soft Light 100%
Layer 3) Kim Klassen's Hope Filled - Soft Light 100%
Layer 4) Copy Layer 1 - Normal 47%
Layer 5) Hue Saturation Adjustment - to dampen yellows and pinks
Layer 6) My Coffee Texture 4958 - shifted - Soft Light 43%

 Layer 7) My Coffee Texture 4934 - Soft Light 51%

 Layer 8) The Tree image - Color Burn - 100%
           (This treatment blurred out some of the houses and clutter in the horizon line)

With spring coming and the promise of gorgeous pink and white trees, I couldn't resist playing with some girly colors for a spring version :

For this version, I played with a few filters in Picassa (I know--heresy to the LightRoom crowd.)
     Graduated Tint (Pink from the top down)
     and Glow
This one is my favorite of the 2.  A little more color, a blush to bring back Spring.  

There it is!

Sharing with Texture Artists Facebook Group and Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday.

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Roxanne said...

Just gorgeous--love your processing!!

Evelyn S. said...

I LOVE the look ...and I so admire you for creating those fabulous coffee textures! I favor photo "art" with textures that are obvious, and your creations are just wonderful.

The Idaho Beauty said...

Oh yes, second version much more hopeful!

Marilyn said...

What a great texture for these images. I love what you did with them.

EarlK said...

Beautifully done. Really like the one with the pink and white . . . gorgeous.