Thursday, March 24, 2011

Before and After

I don't usually do this type of effect with my photos but I was in the mood to play around so I decided to experiment with duplicate layers. 

 I started with a ho-hum picture that I took of a lone dandelion in my yard:
In CS5, I duplicated the original layer 13 times (whew!) and erased everything from the duplicate backgrounds except the dandelion.  Then I moved my 13 duplicate dandelions into a heart formation and I flattened the whole image (layer>flatten image).  I added 2 textures: White Oak at blending mode "saturation" and a leaf texture that I found HERE at blending mode "soft light."  I slightly adjusted both layers then erased the texture from the dandelions.  I also used the patch tool to get rid of some of the brown grass and leaves.  Finally, I added the text.

Honestly, I'm not really sure if I love my end result.  I mean, it's definitely better than the SOOC but I think I may have gone a little overboard on the editing because I was having so much fun with it.  That happens sometimes.



The Daily Wyatt

7 comments:

photobyholly said...

I love what you did here! Sometimes, an image needs more than what comes out of the camera, a little creativity doesn't hurt! I got a little creative with my image this week, too!

creatingme said...

oh, really cute!

Kara said...

pretty colors!

Barbara Palmisano said...

Great!

Jessica said...

Love it!

Tanyia said...

What a clever idea, great pic!

http://mamasgonnashoot.blogspot.com/2011/03/texture-thursday.html

Nicole said...

What a great idea! I will learn to clone and use texture! This is next on my list. I'm still trying to figure out my camera! Too funny. Great job on your before and after!