Thursday, July 28, 2011

Ocean View

I'm still having some fun with photos of Portugal taken by the male twin. Since I've begun using textures I've had a craving for working with an ocean shot, particularly with a boat. Glimmer twins must have ESP as the male twin returned home with a lovely specimen. 

Here's the original photo:
And here's a gussied up version:
I applied Kim Klassen's Cool Grunge texture to screen mode at 48% opacity and masked out the boat on this layer. Next I applied texture number 9 from Shadowhouse Creations 'A Mixed Bag' set set to multiply at 12% opacity.  I think I use this set more than just about any other. I always play around with levels, and exposure until it looks just right to me, but I couldn't tell you what the settings are. It's just fun to play.

I'm joining:

~Be well friends~


Maura @ Kisiwa Creek Photography said...

Andrea....that is AWESOME!!! What a difference the textures make...I LOVE it. We just got home a while ago and I haven't had a chance to try what you said so I'll be doing that this evening. I've always wanted to try textures but I was afraid it would be too complicated. Kim sure has opened opened doors for us hasn't she! Have fun 'playing' and I look forward to seeing what you come up with next. Oh and thank you again for your help ;) Have a wonderful evening.
Maura :)

deb duty said...

This looks fabulous! I have some similar photos from our beach trip earlier this summer. Now I want to play with them!

Flat Creek Farm said...

Beautiful! The original is great, but add those textures and tweaks and text.. and *wow*! I must catch up with the male twin's other Portugal photos. What a marvelous trip - at any age! -Tammy

Jaymi said...

love this, its so soft it looks like a painting!

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Oh gosh, you're good! Gorgeous pic, too :)
xo, misha

Reena said...

The photo turned out great. I work similarly, I keep tweaking and adjusting until I get the look I want. It would be very hard to go back and tell you exactly what i did!

Rose said...

To be truthful, when I first saw the original...I thought you just couldn't improve it...but then I scrolled down and I totally love what you done with it.

V.L. Locey said...

What a difference the texture makes! Loverly!

Mary, Windy Meadows Farm said...

Okay, I'm gonna have to get Photoshop and give it a try! Put aside my fears! Your photos are lovely...and Portugal, what an experience! For us this year it's a trip to Lake Erie, but hey, maybe I'll find some terrific boats to photograph! Thanks for inspiring us...Mary