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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Texture Tuesday

As I promised, you're going to start seeing more of the many things that I love to dabble in, and as you already know, one of those things is photography.  One of my biggest subjects are the flowers growing in my garden.  I was just introduced to the beautiful artwork of Kim Klassen last week.  When I stopped by her blog to check out her work, there were only 2 days left to register for a year long class, so I jumped at the chance.  You better believe you'll be seeing some of the fruits of that labor here, so we'll start this week with Texture Tuesdays!

I went out to the yard to pick some violets.  I remember putting these in May Baskets when I was a girl.  We'd leave them on the neighbors step, ring the doorbell, and run away!  This was my original photo:


And here is my result after adding three of Kim's textures:


Or this with a completely different texture:


And this one, with another of my favorites, Lily of the Valley:


I am so excited about this Beyond Layers class!  I've been using Photoshop for over 3 years now, and with my first tutorial video with Kim, I learned two different techniques I had never known before!  If you are wanting to take your photography to the next level of art, go check out her classes, tutorials, and videos.  You will not be disappointed!

Which print do you prefer?



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23 comments:

  1. Actually, I like the first one. But it depends on what you are using the photo for. The others are nice but I like the first one because it didn't blur the brilliant color of the violets.
    Is that in the process or did you choose to modify the colors?
    The wording on the last violet one, hardly shows up at all.
    All are beautiful.as usual, as is any photos you do!

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  2. They're all so pretty...I love the lily of the valley image the best! Isn't the Beyond Layers class wonderful? Have a great Tuesday! :)

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  3. I like the second one. It is really soft and antique looking.

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  4. I like all, but the second one best. Beautiful!

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  5. Thank you very much for your nice comment on my blog. The lily of the valley is my favorite. I love your photo. Im sorry but my english is not so good.

    Lydia ♥♥♥

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    1. Lydia your English is just fine. Did you notice I didn't try to speak your language??? Thanks for visiting today. Isn't it cool that our love of photography is international?

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  6. Welcome to texture Tuesdays! Wow... you did one amazing job. These pictures are so beautiful.

    So nice to meet you.

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    1. Thank you for your kind welcome Susan. I am having a fabulous time playing with all these cool textures. I just signed up for Kim's Beyond Layers class and can't wait to get started!

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  7. Wonderful work! I'm excited about Kim's class, too!

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  8. Lovely Cherie. I wish I had Photoshop for Mac, but it is exorbitant right now. Instead, I use a number of different photo enhancing techniques. But, sometimes, I don't take the time I should. Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm so happy you left a comment!~~Dee

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  9. Your photos are all so lovely. I am also loving the Beyond Layers class. Kim is great isn't she!!

    Hugs, Linda

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  10. great photos . . . and regardless of which I like best, I will always be partial to Lily of the Valley!

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  11. I love the shot of the Lily of the Valley. Gorgeous! And the first altered image of the violets is really beautiful too. Kim's amazing isn't she. I'm in the first group Beyond Layers. You'll really enjoy it.

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  12. Beautiful photos and textures. The LotV shot is fabulous.

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  13. You rock textures my friend! Love all of them! It's about time to see you in TT's :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Mona for your encouraging words! I haven't been able to stay off the computer the last couple days! I am loving it!!

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  14. I like them all. Welcome to Texture Tuesday and you are going to LOVE Beyond Layers.

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  15. Beautiful!

    Like others are saying: Welcome to TT and you will love Beyond Layers! I also recommend her online photoshop classes. Some of the best I have seen!

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  16. I love the third one best, all great though :) Happy creating!

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  17. Welcome to TT and you kicked it off with some beautiful photos! I like the 2nd one best - but I am a "heavy" texture user : )

    You are going to love Beyond - I am in the first session.

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