I briefly dabbled in textures a while back.
I didn't (and still don't) really know if they were truly textures....
They were more like double exposures of my own photos.
I learned more when I took the 'skinny mini' Photoshop course offered by Kim Klassen
and have received a number of lovely textures through her "texture lovin' list"
Nancy over at A Rural Journal has some incredibly beautiful textures available!
In fact, the first of my few forays into texture used Nancy's 'Spring Fever' texture and her recipe!
Bonnie at Pixel Dust Photo Art also has a wide variety of stunning textures as well...
I am frequently gobsmacked by the gorgeous work so many people are doing with these textures
I have the basics....
I have the textures....
I have the photos....
So what am I waiting for???
I think this is the answer...
I have been saving my pennies to take Kim's Beyond Layers e-course
next time it comes around and I think have been waiting for that...
I have been 'experimenting' - 'cause I am geeky like that -
but I guess I don't feel confident in my skills & knowledge
Today I am
throwing tossing caution to the wind
Today I am
jumping tiptoeing in with both feet
I am putting something out there!
I guess I feel safe here...that is a good feeling!
I think this may be the first time I have produced something
without following someone else's recipe...
I would LOVE feedback and suggestions,
ideas of what else I could try to have created a better final product...
I started with this photo
It is a bit over exposed but I liked the bokeh.
I used the clone stamp to fill in some of the colour and
did a duplicate layer using multiply at 93%
which made it look better, I thought...
To this I added Kim's texture 'Epiphany' in soft light at 83%
I used a soft brush to reveal the petals only and made adjustments to the hue and saturation
I ended up with this as a final product:
which I am posting to Kim's Texture Tuesday - the warm edition!