Texture :: Peony from Kim Klassen
This week's Texture Tuesday theme over at the Kim Klassen Cafe is Free and Easy. It is also the first week that Kim will have a Guest Host at the Cafe. It should be fun!
Today's photo is of the first bunch of peonies that I bought this year. In the Spring I treat myself to a bouquet or two of tulips from Trader Joe's, and in June I buy a few stems of peonies at my local Farmer's Market. This was the only bunch that lasted long enough for me to photograph, however! I love the deep fuchsia color!
Nikon D3100, 40mm Micro lens, 1/60, f/5.6, ISO 2500 (auto)
Adobe Camera Raw
- Reduced Noise in the Detail Panel. Sharpening is default.
- Adjusted White Balance, Exposure, Fill Light, Brightness, Contrast, Clarity, Vibrance and Saturation in the Basic Panel.
- Adjusted Highlights, Lights, Darks and Shadows in the Parametric Tone Curve Panel.
- Opened photo in Photoshop as a Smart Object. I rasterized the layer after I was sure I didn't want to make any more edits in ACR.
- Added a Levels Adjustment Layer and clipped it to the background image.
- Texture: Peony from Kim Klassen. Changed Blend Mode to Multiply at 70%.
- Clipped a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer to the texture.
- The font is Chopin Script from dafont. I changed the Blend Mode to Soft Light at 100% and added a Drop Shadow. In the Layer Styles pallette, I sampled a color from the image, a shade of burgundy, and reduced the Opacity to 20%.
I hope you will find my recipe helpful! As always, feel free to ask a question in your comment. Or my email address is under the "Say Hello" tab in the menu bar. And yes, I redesigned my blog...again :-)
As a post script of sorts, I can't believe that it's August already, can you? Other blog friends have expressed a similar sentiment, that Summer has just flown by too fast!!! . Etsy even has some Halloween items featured in the Etsy Finds email :-(