Monday, April 18, 2011

Sweet Texture Shot Tuesday

Today I am going to combine two memes.  Everyone is doing it!  Since many of the same blogs appear to participate in both of these, also, it seems like this will make it easier for some.  I find myself a little overwhelmed when I go to someone's post and it is linking to like 10 different memes, but two or three does make it easier to give the gift of a comment (I did create a flickr account!) once and not travel to their blog several times in one day.  If you have a preference, please do let me know.

So I will start with a little bit of Texture Tuesday found over at Kim Klassen's Cafe.
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This was the stage at my church last Sunday.  I have a layer of Silence in soft light blending mode and one layer of Sweettart*.  I didn't want to add pink to this photo so I added a hue adjustment to the Sweettart layer and slid things around until it was more of a teal color.  Then I changed the blending mode of the Sweettart layer to Linear Light (well, a whole bunch of different ones, but I landed on Linear Light).  I masked the Sweettart layer off of the cross.
Sweet Shot Day
Now for my Sweet Shot--I limited myself to one, but then I couldn't decide between my edits!  This is my clean edit with a color pop vignette.
Then just for fun I tried the textures from Texture Tuesdays to see if it would work better than with the cross:
Silence with softlight blending mode and Sweettart in overlay blending mode.  Then since it made it softer colors anyway I ran a Coffee Shop Pink Glow action with some adjustments.

I hope you have a terrific Tuesday!  Thank you so much for visiting my blog.  Every visit and comment thrills me to pieces!  (I love follower's too, but I don't usually follow blogs.  Like flickr I will probably join the crowd eventually to make my blog reading easier, but I have commitment issues.  I don't like google reader telling me I'm behind in reading--then I feel like I have to read them all and I cannot.  But if it makes it easier for you to leave me comments and not miss out on anything important, go ahead and make my day!)

*I was about to post when I realized I'd made a mistake.  We were supposed to use Sweettreat not Sweettart.  So here is my real Tuesday Texture.  The rest are just happy bonuses, right?
One layer of Silence and one layer of SWEETTREAT--both at 100% opacity soft light blending.
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34 comments:

AJ said...

Beautiful edits...and is that your girl...so sweet with that pretty dress and cute hat!

Vhen said...

lovely photos...

visiting you from SST!

http://point-shoot-vhen.blogspot.com/2011/04/wacky.html

Nadege, said...

What beautiful shots, especially like the little girl, gorgeous.

KathrynAntyr said...

OMG that little girl is such a nugget of love. The color pop is perfect for her. The blossoms are lovely. Thanks for sharing your images, I'm inspired!

Halie said...

Your photos are awesome! And that sweet little lady looked so much sweeter with the pink glow.

If you have time, do drop by:

My Texture Tuesday Post

Raymonde said...

Great shots and edits, very cleverly done. xxx

Miriam said...

I love to stop by here now I am linking to Texture Tuesday! Your photos are just wonderful, I love blossom, it lifts my spirits so that is my favourite today.

Dominique @Dominique's Desk said...

Lovely shots and edits. I've yet to try out adding textures to my shots..have to learn more about using photoshop first.

Ocean Soul said...

Luuuuuuv how the cross just pops out! Excellent layering! very effective!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

LOVE them, all! Happy Tuesday!

Anonymous said...

Hallelujah!....He is not here, he is risen!
We wait and watch the skies for His return. What a day, glorious day that will be! Wonderful offering in visual reminder! Happy Easter to you...
Melaine/patchworkprints2u

hootnonny said...

All the images are wonderful!
Blogging and PS can easily take over one's life. I'm retired...if I had a family at home still they wouldn't get supper!

Satakieli said...

What a sweet little girl, love her dress!

Oh and I adore the last photo, so bright and fresh!

Jessica said...

beautiful work on all shots -- but I think I love the b&w of your precious daughter best of all -- I haven't seen the pink glow action. I'll have to look that one up. Thanks for sharing! : )

Ashley Sisk said...

I love that bw conversion of your daughter - so pretty.

Kim Klassen said...

Each image as beautiful as the last....

thanks for linking up with Texture Tuesday, my friend.
xxo, kim

Kim said...

I love the shot of your daughter in color. It is so bold and pops. All of the shots are great.

AlyGatr said...

I love all of the edits! I especially love the cherry blossoms. They are one of my favorite flowers...so delicate :)

Our Family of Four said...

Very cute!

Henrietta said...

SO beautiful! I can't wait for mine to start blooming!

Sara said...

Gorgeous, I love them all!!

Kristy said...

Great Spring shots with Texture!

The Wishful Lamb said...

very pretty photos

Kevin said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. Here I am having a look at yours. I really love these images and the post processing you have been doing. I don't get too much time for that but I hope to improve my skills in that area soon.

Kimberly said...

They are all beautiful! Your cross photo is incredible! Love it!

Erika B said...

Great edits! I just love that last shot of the beautiful spring blossoms.

Erika B

daisy said...

The spring blossom is so beautiful. Love the composition.

Leovi said...

I love this picture, how interesting, I prefer him flowers colo.Las pure delight that great shot. Greetings

Clear Crick Cottage said...

VERY pretty outcomes for these, Cedar! I love the washed blossom light bright feel with the splash of blue type!! Great job!!
love,
Sherilyn at Clear Crick Cottage

- Jessi - said...

haha I do that all the time, I can never choose which edit I like better. Your's are both beautiful. And the flowers are gorgeous, it's def spring time!

Georgia Girls said...

All lovely edits. I just happen to prefer a color-drenched world. Love the color pop.

Tiffany said...

Adorable!

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

Those are lovely - I'm in love with that beautiful little dress :)

brenda said...

The 3-D effect of the cross is fantastic! But I have to say, I'm totally drawn to the vintage look of the shot of your little girl...beautiful!

And thank you for stopping by. =)