Monday, April 4, 2011

Playing with Textures

kimklassencafe
It's been a while since I played with textures, so when I saw Kim Klassen's new Texture Tuesday challenge I knew it was time to experiment.  Her Friday Freebie, Warm Sun, was perfect to for some extra photos I had leftover from Kat Sloma's group of three challenge.  I had a great time experimenting and learned a few new things along the way.

Butterflies SOOC
Here is the SOOC photo.

Butterflies w/Kim Klassen's Warm Sun
Here is the edited photo - I added a soft light layer, adjusted the levels and applied the texture  3 times using different mixes and opacity levels.

Butterflies w/ Kim Klassen's Celebrate January and Chamomile
I had so much fun experimenting, I decided to see what I could do with different textures.  The above uses a mixture of Kim's Celebrate January and Chamomile.

Butterflies Jerry Jones' Grunge Scratched Textures
This one uses a couple of Jerry Jones' Grunge textures.

Kim's Warm Sun texture brought one of my favorite songs to mind - and it played over and over in my head while I worked.  Joseph Arthur's -  In The Sun (Album)
Pin It

28 comments:

Nicole Jeannette said...

I think those butterflies are really gorgeous! :)

Corinne said...

Love those butterflies... and the last edits especially :)

Lisa RedWillow said...

Jamie just beautiful . Im just learning to do textures and layers.
Love this.

~Kristina said...

Stunning. Butterflies are a natural weakness of mine. Seeing the way you've worked these textures onto your snap, WOW!

Dagmar said...

I love the way you used the textures...isn't Kim great..and she is Canadian! EH?
good work Jamie,
xox
thanks for continuing to read my blog.
ox
d

ELK said...

oh me too jamie ..one of my very favorites songs...have not ever seen the video, what a treat! enjoyed seeing the differences in your textures

the little things... said...

oooh love those textures. I love playing with textures, sometime I lose track of so much time when I do because its so fun. I haven't tried hers I mostly have florabellas and paint the moon.

blue elephant photography said...

those are pretty little butterflies. i love textures when i want drama or feel my photo is kinda dull i add some and it looks awesome after that!

Diana Joy said...

Not being a true 'photography' person I am fascinated by the different textures you used. Amazing how different each can look. Glad you had fun doing it. tfs.

Caroline said...

Very nice work...I love playing with textures, it really brings out my creativity. I love the first texture you used.

Angie Willis said...

To be honest, I think the original is far and away the best. But don't take any notice of me - I'm just not a texture gal!

Lesley said...

lovely work, Jamie! I think I like the first edit best but I really like the original too.

Cindy K said...

i love butterflies and you have a knack for using textures on your photos. they're all lovely.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Great texture work. It always amazes me how adding one and switching the blending modes can change the feel of a photo like that.

stepko said...

Really love your photo editing with the different textures and the idea with the butterflies is so beautiful, too!!
Have a great week!!!

bicocacolors said...

these effects with textures are truly magical, the first one I find it spectacular, well done Jamie!

Best,
Elena

Anika said...

Isn't it remarkable what a difference they make?? Lovely!

lisa said...

These are just beautiful Jamie!
Each is so nicely done.
Have a wonderful evening!

urban muser said...

i love the first one! i need to find some more time to play with textures.

Courtney said...

Love these! You should play with textures more often, girl. These are great!

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

Great job. Can't wait to see more.

maureen said...

fabulous texture work.
isn't it fun playing?
I could play for hours with textures. Not enough hours in the day. :)

Anna said...

Jamie, you've done a great job with the texture editing! I'm always amazed at the qualities that textures can add. Such fun!

Karen said...

The butterflies are gorgeous, but I'm awed by what the textures did to the original photo. I can't decide which one I like the best!

Dorian Susan said...

All of these are so pretty, including the one without the textures. You are braver than me...I never know what texture to choose-feels like potluck or magic if it works. You seem to have a knack for putting them together.

Arianna Belle {Organized Interiors} said...

So pretty!

Kat Sloma said...

I love what the texture did to those butterflies!!

A Box of Chocolates said...

jamie all the shots textured are wonderful but i must say i love the last one i love it's iciness with the roughed up edges aren't theses textures so much fun.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...