Sunday, 18 March 2012

Day 18 - Beautiful B & W

Many tips and techniques shown to us in this lesson at Beyond Layers with Kim Klassen
on creating Black & White images.

I embarked on capturing a few photos of our 16yr old daughter who
does not particularly want her picture taken.
It also happen to be St Patrick's Day, so I thought it appropriate to leave her
 eyes green with a little enhancement.
One would never know that she lay slouched
on the couch watching her favourite show as I clicked away.... barely
irritating her.............tee hee

85mm    f 1.8    1/60   ISO 200

For this image taken a day later, she stood in the hallway
leaned up against the wall.....whilst I stood on a ladder,
as she is an inch or two taller than I.
 I wanted to reveal a bit of her personality
so she held her fiddle.
Her face is brightened by the sunlight reflecting off of the tile floor.
Also a gaussian blur filter and vignette were applied.

85mm     f1.8     1/125     ISO 200


Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Day 15 & 16 -- Whispers

This week's prompt from Kim 'whisper'. I used the better part of her recipe in the video to work on my photo to make it soft and dreamy. I learned a few more Photoshop techniques. I LOVE the transformation of the image from 'before' to 'after'.

A whisper can be so gentle and soft,
yet it's content can scream volumes.

a gentle gesture
just between friends.

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This is my image straight out of the camera.
f5.6 ISO200 1/100sec

And a snapshot of my workings in Photoshop.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Day 14 - Brushes Deeper & Black & White with a Touch of Color

Black & White with a touch of colour.
That is our van in the background with a flat tire, so I thought
I would take advantage of the time that we had to
wait for CAA to arrive.
 (We also had a fresh coffee that we just picked up from Timmies)

Thursday, 1 March 2012

A little extra - Texture Tuesday 'White'

I have decided to participate in Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday challenge this week themed around 'white'.
 Using the same old barn as my last post, just from a different angle,
 I worked with my image in Photoshop using Kim's texture 'happy heart' twice at different opacities....
used RadLab, which is new to me, and used the font 'sweetly broken' for my text.

Monday, 27 February 2012

Day 13 - Ten Truths

Today's challenge in Beyond Layers with Kim Klassen......list 10 Truths about ourselves
and post on all our blog for all to
I took a photo while on a drive in the countryside today
then added two textures, one Distressed Jewell at a reduced opacity, and Kim Klassen's
'awaken' at 86% opacity. I used 'Pea Tinapay' font.

My 10 Truths

1. I would love to live by the ocean, with palm trees and soft breezes.
2. I treasure indepth conversations with loved ones.
3. I am a loner, I love alone time BUT I also value my very close friendships.
4. I would love to play the piano, but also know the hard work and dedication it requires.
5. I have a tough exterior, but am very sensitive.
6. I would one day like to learn ballroom dancing.
7. I sing and dance when I am alone.
8. I have a very sweet tooth.
9. I am brutally honest.
10. I believe in the power of LOVE

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Brush Lovin' - Day 12

I now know what brushes are in Photoshop.
Before this tutorial I really had no idea what
brushes were, never mind how to use them.

Kim's tutorial for this day was
to use brushes on your images
and even make your own.
My image f 5.6  1/200sec  ISO 200

I used Kim's texture 'shine' at 65% opacity
added my own newly made brush
'Home is where the heart is...'
using 'sweetly broken' font.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

A Painterly Effect - Day 10

Straight out of the camera
f5.6  1/125sec  ISO 200

I took my own images and applied
Kim's 'recipe' to achieve the 'painterly effect'.
I had so much fun I did it more than once. :)
  This image I followed the recipe EXACTLY.


These two images
I used the blend mode 'exclusion'

instead of 'difference' on the colour fill layer.

Another new lesson for me this day
has been arranging the layout of my blog.
Selecting a template, font type,
font size, font colour, where to best position my images.
Everything is so new!!!

A work in progess......  :)