08 November 2011

Blinging it on

Used Kim Klassen's Scripted Autumn, also, And Then Some.

Sometimes I'll play around with changing the hue on a texture (see next image),  (using PhotoImpactX3), and when I like the look of that texture-layer after adjusting the transparency, I'll 'merge' it to the original photo and re-save it with a different name.

Then I'll make a new start on the already worked image, to take it beyond that point, and see if I like what happens.

For the above result, after saving the newly merged-layers image, I toggled with both the brightness/contrast, and light enhancement, until I got the degree of colour saturation, or intensity, that I wanted.

The original photograph?  Here it is, commonly known as Johnny-Jump-Ups (or Heartsease).

 Linking to: Lisa Gordon's


Jeanne said...

Good morning Carole! Love how you have processed these! And it is so great that you share the original, so I could really appreciate your processing. Hope your week has been great so far..... Back from my little trip! Hugs from Texas

Marilyn said...

This is great Carole.. Thanks for sharing, I have to add this to my list to try out sometime.. :)) TY.. Wishing you an awesome Tuesday.. :)) ~Marilyn

Cindy said...

This is great, Carole! I like the original photo and the other one looks like a painting! Love it!

lisa said...

Carole, this is stunning! What an amazing and beautiful transformation!

Thank you so much for sharing at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful day!


Burtine said...

A nice mix of colours and textures. I do love that little Hearts Ease. It is the epitome of determination the way it can survive anything and everything to bloom the next season.
Not hard to see why it is called a bottlebrush.

Hilda R.B said...

Great work whit the texture. Like painting. Have a nice day.

Barb said...

Just gorgeous - so vibrant! I love your little (leaves?) birds in your header!

Linda Willets Photography said...

cool processing.

Lyn S said...

Gorgeous transformation Carole, the colours are so vibrant!

Jan Castle said...

Like what you did with the JJU! Fun, fun, fun!

Sivinden said...

Both versions are beautiful!