30 Aug 2011

T T Time . . . . kimklassencafe

This week the theme for Texture Tuesday is the colour orange so I decided to use a photo of some apricots I had taken previously . . . .and this is the result.




For anyone who wants to see the steps, here they are :-

1st layer, Ivy 2 texture, blend mode linear burn, opacity 31%, mask layer added and using the black brush I revealed various areas.

2nd layer, I duplicated layer 1, blend mode linear burn, opacity 62%.

3rd layer, I duplicated layer 2, blend mode normal, opacity 80% but used ctrl I to invert the texture and I used the black brush to reveal various areas.

4th layer, I duplicated the previous layer but didn't invert this layer, blend mode normal, opacity 78% and once again I used the black brush to do a final reveal.

Finally, I flattened the image and did a levels adjustment.

I've had to type this I one handed as I've pulled a muscle in my arm which is really painful if I move it. It was totally my own fault.  I was waiting for the washing machine door to open a couple of days ago and decided to do some pressups using the machine. Nothing so radical as getting onto the floor, these were much more genteely done stood up with my hands on the machine. I only did about 6 and felt fine but yesterday the muscle at the top of my left arm began to hurt and last night it was really painful. tis morning it hurts even more  . . . .I think it's stiffened up overnight . . . .so one handed typing and no more exercise for me for a while  :-))

Hope you are all well,  I'm looking forward to seeing what you all come up with.

Love Teresa xx     :-)


15 comments:

  1. yummy, yummy!! the fruits and the photo!

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  2. Very nice use of texturing. Beautiful photo.

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  3. I thought about using apricots too, this is really pretty.Hope your arm heal quickly.

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  4. A stunning Texture Tuesday image!

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  5. Love the composition and depth of texture. V

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  6. Your apricots are yummy! Beautifully composed and edited... I feel your pain -- I pulled a muscle carrying a pail of water into the house yesterday when our electricity was out. Hope yours heals soon! :}

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  7. Apricots are the perfect subject for this theme - great textures! I'm sorry about your arm and hope it heals soon!

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  8. Love your apricots, Teresa. I pray your arm repairs quickly :)

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  9. Your apricots turned out great. I really like the texture you chose and the results!

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  10. Beautiful and luminous apricots!

    I wanted to thank you, too, for joining my art blog hop!

    Hope your arm is better, soon.

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  11. Lovely entry for this week's TT challenge :) So sorry to hear about your arm - hope it heals quickly!

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  12. A wonderful photo and texture work. Those apricots look just delicious!

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  13. Ciao Teresa :)
    Your apricots looks so yummy!
    So sorry to hear about your arm, we hope it heals quickly. Happy September ahead!

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  14. Beautiful capture, composition and use of textures !

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