Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Make Time for Noses ~ Texture Tuesday 10.2.12

Sedona Summer Morning 2008

This week I took one of the photographs of Gracie that I used in 366 Daze of Grace, the blog I am creating to make a perpetual calendar of Gracie. I DO this very early each morning, and so it was a real challenge to my learning curve with Photoshop Elements 8, yet surprisingly enough I had much MUCH more ease with this one.

I have to say I DID this largely in response to a few "recipes" I sort of gathered from other Texture Tuesday-ers last week. In this one I used Kim's Partings texture 3 times. It's still baffling to me, but I keep at it and am so VERY GLAD to have somewhere to share my efforts AND others who are so generous in sharing theirs.

1st layer: 28 September from 366 Daze
2nd layer: kk_partings soft light 75%
3rd layer: kk_partings screen 27%
4th layer: kk_partings multiply 100%
5th layer: make time for noses screen 50%
6th layer: CurrieSilver2012 overlay 73%

It's pretty cool, getting the hang of this... I just canNOT thank you, Kim, and you all playing Texture Tuesday ENOUGH for your encouragement, insights, suggestions, and simply BEing. 

DOing one-photo-a-day in PSE8 is already making me less "graspy" and "breathless" with the process. 

Very cool beans...


Becs said...

Lovely image and processing - love the make time for noses, perfect! I know what you mean about starting in PSE - it took me ages to learn a few basics and every time I use it it seems to be a learning adventure (albeit a fun one!). Well done for doing a photo a day - it will get even easier. :)

Sylvia said...

So lovely, beautiful tones and texture work !
Nice day,

Stephanie said...

Gracie looks beautiful - nice job. I'm just about where you are - trying out recipes from others. Most of the time I just keep trying different textures at different levels until I find one I like.

Leovi said...

Yes, it is beautiful, wonderful texture and exquisite light and color.

The Artful Diva said...

your calendar will be a thing of grace!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful image!

A Fanciful Life said...

Hi Currie,

Thanks for your kind comment about my post today. Your Gracie post looks just like a dreamy painting - well done! Makes me think of my Gracie, even if she is a cat!


Nikki said...

That's a beautiful image. It looks like a painting. Your texture work is amazing.

Sharon said...

Gracie is gorgeous! And you did a beautiful job with textures. I'm learning a bit at a time, too. Kim is such a great teacher -- so calm and encouraging. Isn't this fun?!

Carmel said...

I like your photo of your dog so much. The partings textures look so great. You can really see the details. Great work.
Cheers Carmel

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Buckeroomama said...

This looks like a painting! Love it. :)

Carole said...

Great photo. Beautiful dog. Reminds me of Bo, the dog I had as a teenager. :-)

Thanks for visiting my blog. :-)