Learning is fun. In fact it is as essential as air for me. As this is my first go at Texture Tuesday, I am happy to report I am only a little bit nervous. I know that first times are often weird-feeling, but by looking at some of the names in here I know I have friends here.
Anyhoozle... I can tell you how I did this [BEcause I wrote it down LOL!!] although I don't understand how you get that info to print out.
All in its own time, Currie...
I started with a photo of one of my funny fish I've been using in my Under the Sea paintings. I'll admit I played with it a wee bit in Picasa, first, BEcause that's what I know, and then brought it into PSE8, along with a sweet texture from Kim called wettile.
The most important part for me was Just DOing It. NOT trying to get fancy or overwhelm myself. So first I did the Colour Dodge thing at 70%, then HardLight at 25%.
Next I scootched the wettile texture in and did Multiply at 78%. [after I made everything go all flooey a couple of times... though I promise neither fish nor humans were harmed in this experiment!!]
I added the text from one of my previously made funny fish, "make BEautiful mistakes" in Viner Hand [which took away the BE and made it be] and the first layer was orange with Difference 96% then the second layer Overlay at 56%.
Don't ask WHY I did these things, I was just playing, trying things out and seeing what happened. I even turned the eyeballs on and off and saw the path I'd taken. FUN!!!
I've decided I am going to learn this the way I learned Picasa and that's by DOing one photo each day and letting the learning marinate itself into me...
One thing I don't understand is why the file size is so gigunda in PSD. Well, one thing I think worth mentioning if anyone can enlighten me ;~D
That's all for Now. Looking forward to seeing what others came up with!!