… and apparently the only prescription is more Photoshop!!
A little over a year ago, I took a day-long photography workshop with my friend Bre Powers at Powerhouse Studios. I learned a lot – A LOT – and after the classroom portion was complete, we headed over to Brackenridge Park to take photos of the ducks.
And I took a lot of photos of the ducks.
Well, tonight as I was
obsessively watching video tutorials checking out some things over at Kim Klassen’s Photoshop Test Kitchen, I came across an early video in which Kim suggested that we just play around with blend modes. The duck pictures popped into my head – I’d never really done anything with them – so I opened one up. Here’s the original:
I did what Kim suggested and started playing around – just “doodling” with textures and color fills. I love her textures, and had been dying to find something I could use her Canvas Grunge texture on – not precisely right for ducks and water, but what the heck, right?
And oh my gosh. I stayed away from the usual “soft light” blend mode and tried some other things… and here’s what I came up with:
I got so energized over this, I literally jumped up from the couch… I think my sweet husband thought I was out of my mind. I’m thinking about getting this printed, just to see what it looks like in “hard copy” – and I can’t wait to try even more experiments. Did I mention I have a lot of duck pictures??
That sound you hear is me giggling. With delight.