My dear husband, who is trying to squeeze in his last few golf games before winter sets in, left early this morning for the links. I will take today to recuperate from about three days of cleaning, shopping and cooking. Phew!!! And where better to recuperate than in front of the computer screen catching up with all of YOU?!! :)
On this Thanksgiving Weekend, I am also giving thanks for each and every one of you who shared your photo art images last week with Photo Art Friday. They were outstanding! I know it takes a lot of time to create the image, post your blog, make the links, and visit the other participants ... so I am truly grateful that you are willing to use your time and energy to link up with Photo Art Friday.
This week there is an optional suggestion of using one of my textures in your photo art submission - however, if you had something else in mind - go for it! The doors to the virtual gallery always open early - each Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. EST. I'll have your glass of champagne ready!
In the meantime, how about a great, new texture to download? I love this one. Hope you do too.
To download pdpa French Boudoir Blue texture, simply smile ... and click HERE.
This texture is called French Boudoir Blue and produces a variety of lovely effects in different blend modes. I post my images on the blog in 72 dpi, but the product you download is always 300 dpi which allows you to produce superior images - especially if you sell your artistic creations.
Here are a couple of examples of what I have produced using this texture:
The above image was sharpened, texture applied on top of photograph, and blended in Screen blend mode at 75%. A layer mask was used to move all texture from the main flower and a levels adjustment was made to bring a bit more light into the image. Added my signature and it was good to go!
On this photograph, after sharpening, the texture was dragged on to the photograph and blended in Hue. Opacity was left at 100%. A layer mask was used to remove texture from the white blossom. I flattened the layers and then from that one layer made a duplicate layer. Then went to Filter>Artistic>Poster Edges was used to highlight the lines in the texture. I did not want those lines on the blossom and so removed them with a layer mask. The last step was adding the signature.
I will be linking this post to Lisa Gordon's wonderful Creative Exchange. You can join us by clicking on her button below: