It's Texture Tuesday at Kim Klassen Cafe! It's been way too long since I sat down and edited photos with Photoshop + Kim Klassen's lovely textures. Today was spent working on a batch of summer photographs from our trip to the Dallas Arboretum. Winter is my favorite time of the year for photo editing. A warm cup of coffee, pretty pictures and Photoshop make me feel all cozy!
To get this effect, an adjustment layer/curves was used to pull up the lightness. I also ran two different Photoshop actions -- just do a search to find ones you like! Sometimes actions will take too much color out. So, to offset that, copy the original photo, position onto the top layer, and add a blending mode of multiply @ approximately 15% opacity. Adjust it till you get the tint you want. You can also add Photo Filters to give photos specific hues and Photoshop has several that are programmed right in. Sometimes I will fill a layer with a color and change the Blending mode to either color burn, linear burn or multiply at varying opacities to get the tone I want that works better with digital scrapbook kits.
Just have fun and work from a copy of the original photo! You can always redo or move layers up and down to change the tone.
Here is a close-up of the photo -- it really turned out beautiful -- note the subtle textures and smoothing in areas. Now, the floral background looks like fabric! Amazing . . . don't ya luv Photoshop?
When using Kim's textures, sometimes I will use a few, then by adding a photo mask to each texture's layer, fill the photo mask with white and use a brush, painting in black to take the texture off areas to smooth and soften. Remember *white reveals* & *black conceals*.
This is a wonderful way to make your digital scrapbook layouts stand out by tweaking blending modes and using textures. You can really make your photos look like he*Art!
Have a wonderful day!