Friday, August 30, 2013

Blending Anyone?

I've been taking a class by Linda Sattgast of Digital Scrapper.  While I have learned so much from my guru, Kim Klassen...I was interested in seeing what other things I could learn from another source.  It's been eight weeks (and STILL not done) and it has been a wonderful learning process.

I learned how to make a texture by combining color and other textures...FUN!

Our homework was to create a texture and then add it to a photo...


This is the texture I made using a pale yellow-green base, then added three textures:  one of Styrofoam, one of distressed wood, and one of metal in various blend modes.


This is the original photo...not remarkable... (This is a veterans' chapel at our local oldest, active cemetery...lots of history here!)

But then some edits and desaturation...and then add the texture I created...



MAGIC!!!  (Kinda Gothic...remember Dark Shadows?)

Such fun!  And I had to create a folder of textures that I have created...so far I have a grand total of one!

13 comments:

  1. You have one more than I have. Nice job too.

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  2. Oh just my cup of tea I've saved the class to do later in the year...

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  3. Love how this turned out. I am sure that folder will start filling up quickly.

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  4. Oh this is really nice!! It does have a Gothic feel. The dots on the texture could almost pass as snow maybe?

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  5. What a splendid job, Denise! I'm truly impressed. {I haven't tried my hand at making textures yet, not sure I will.}

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  6. That is amazing! Congrats on creating such a beautiful texture and then finding just the right image to add it to!

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  7. Oh my word, you know how to make textures! How exciting!!!! I will have to put this class on my to do list. Thanks for the shout out.

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  8. Wow! Your photo editing on this is very effective! Kinda haunting.

    xoxo

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  9. You did a remarkable job with this texture....The class sounds like lots of fun and I definitely will be adding it to my 2014 list of classes I want to take.

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