Wednesday, November 9, 2011


It's unseasonally warm up here in the NorthEast - a real Indian Summer!  I'm planning on spending as much time as I can outdoors today.  But first ... have to share another texture with you and show you some of the amazing things it can do for your photos.  This texture is called "Wicked" ... because it is wicked good!  Wicked is, as you will see, related to Feelings, but packs a little more punch.

To download pdpa Wicked (in 300 dpi), assume a devilish grin - and click HERE.  ;)

I applied Wicked to this photo of a convent in Montreal.

Also applied Wicked to this photo of a bldg. taken while my DH was driving.

 Look at what a little Wicked-ness can do!  Crazy, surreal and fun!  When I saw that Wicked turned yellow leaves purple/periwinkle blue, in HUE blending mode (100% Opacity), I pulled out some other photographs with yellow leaves.

Again Wicked was appled to the photo and the two were blended in HUE at 100%.  I did use a layer mask, as the building was turned to grey by the texture and I wanted to remove the grey to restore the building's natural brown color.

The version above was then 'treated' to the addition of some RadLab 'stylets', namely: Divine Light, Flare Up and Edge Blur (all toned down in intensity with sliders), to produce the above softer effect.

This version (with texture) was also manipulated with RadLab to produce a soft, dreamy, Spring-like effect.

 This path full of golden and yellow leaves also received the addition of my Wicked texture, blended in Hue at 100% opacity.  It is not a completed project and is filed away with images that merit more consideration and attention.  As you can see, I love images that are not only beautiful - but that step outside of the norm, that provoke the viewer's mind to try and figure out what they are seeing.

Finally, added Wicked to this photo and liked the effect in Color Burn at 70% (see below).

 Yes, this one is very dark, but I love the play of light and texture on the leaves, and will find some way to use its dark beauty in the future.

The inlinkz tool will go up tomorrow evening for our next Photo Art Friday showcase.  Have you been working on a piece of photo art that is a little out of your norm?  While that's what we were challenged to do for this week - we also left room on our virtual gallery walls for any photo art you may wish to share.  I'll be looking for YOU!   :)

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  1. I love purple leaves. And the "Wicked" suits my nature just fine. ;o) Thank you for sharing. Have a feeling I'll be using this texture a lot.

  2. Wow...those photos are "wickedly fabulous"! Thanks so much for such a cool texture to use. You're awesome!

    Bright blessings,

  3. Awesome photos ... love the texture!

  4. I think the last image is my favorite with the play of light through the leaves.

  5. Bonnie, these are gorgeous!
    Cannot wait to play with this one!
    Thank you so much for sharing.

  6. What a great new texture Bonnie! Can't wait to try this one out. Thank you so much for sharing these!

  7. Thanks, Bonnie, for another "wicked" texture - I love it! Your photos with it are wickedly good!!!

  8. some lovely colour effect changes to your photos Bonnie; look forward to trying this out too

  9. Wonderful work with your color-playing. You inspire me all the time. I work on a collage for tomorrow.
    Kind regards, Synnöve

  10. I love these beautiful pictures with the nice warm colors, a delicious autumnal atmosphere.

  11. These are all so pretty, Bonnie -- but I like the building the best. :) Happy weekend to you.


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