REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Monday, February 21, 2011

Still playing with layers of textures!

The beautiful Creative Exchange is in a new week, with more wonderful photos.  Thanks again, Lisa!

I know that it's time to move on, but now that I've learned about layers and textures in Photoshop Elements, I have become addicted!  One of the greatest things about it is how I can work with one subject and make it look so many different ways.    Until spring arrives, and there are more interesting things to see outdoors, I have been enjoying supermarket flowers such as these tulips.   I was bemoaning the fact that I didn't have a solid white cloth for the background -- my tablecloths (which I use only for holiday meals) have tone-on-tone stripes.   The cream-colored cloth has stripes, but they are less obvious, and when I started adding textures, it looked like a wonderful draping of canvas or something.

14 comments:

Rosie said...

This is so beautiful, Evelyn. What a great composition and processing - I LOVE it! That quote is just perfect - this would make a wonderful card!

Anki said...

This is a fine picture, I like it very much.

lisa said...

Evelyn - This is just BEAUTIFUL!! you are so right about how addicting textures are. As a matter of fact, just using layers is a miracle in itself!!!
I love the work you did on this, and I think the tablecloth was a fantastic idea.

Thank you so much for sharing this today at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful rest of the day!

lisa.

Lui said...

That's exactly how a card is made by capturing moods to words.

Have a creative week!

Pat said...

Beautiful composition and the texturing is perfect! The quote is well-illustrated here!

Pink Trees and Sunshine said...

Oh, one can never play with textures too often :~) I agree with everyone~~this is a beautiful image and the texture and quote work beautifully with it!!!

joco said...

A little flower and playing: what more can we ask for. It is a never-ending delight. At least I hope it lasts a little.
Good to see you managed to keep the light of the water in through the texture.

angelcel said...

Beautifully framed and put together and I love the Andersen quote. :)

Charlene said...

This is gorgeous and I love the quote you used.

Margaret said...

I am so amazed. I am taking an Internet class to help me learn this. I don't seem to be able to figure it out on my own. This image is just beautiful. I'm going to go look at your blog and see what else you have done!

Tricia said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I just recently learned how to apply textures, but I'm having trouble w/ overdoing it... I always tend to do that, but I'm working on it & I love it... yours truly IS beautiful!!! =)

LisaF said...

This is gorgeous and a great way to pass the dreary days of winter. Love the textures and, you're so right...they are addictive.

tchesney said...

Perfection...I can see this framed on MY wall! :)

momphotographer said...

that's amazing... didn't see it the first time I visited your blog...
thank you for stopping by on my blog... and I just discovered Kim Klassen's blog... need to read it more.
hugs,