Thursday, March 24, 2011

Good to Wow: Flower Edition, Edited

On Monday I told you about my poor confused Christmas cactus. As a reminder, here is the SOOC:

SOOC - Flower


And here is my edit:

Flower


1. crop
2. increase exposure in RAW
3. new layer – screen blending mode, reduce opacity to 70%
4. add pink fill layer, reduce opacity to 70%
5. add Kim Klassen’s madlove texture, 50% - brushed off parts of flower with brush at 25%
6. new layer, to soft light blending mode


25 comments:

Theresa said...

WOW is right. That is gorgeous.

Zondra Art said...

Great work!

Ashley Sisk said...

Both your SOOC and edit are beautiful. If you have a chance, check out Pixel Perfect. It really is pretty cool.

Jill Samter Photography said...

totally gorgeous edit!

Mommy2Four said...

I think Ashley meant Pixel Bender :) (though, Pixel Perfect is pretty cool too! She's uber talented!)

Very pretty :) I loved the shot to begin with, and your edit makes it art!

Brownie said...

gorgeous! The second one looks like abstract art :)

Kristy said...

This is stunning!! Love the texture!

Bunch of Barrons said...

Fabulous work!

allison said...

oooo!! I loved your sooc, but the edit and texture make it a work of art!

Jenn said...

Love the added texture! So artistic! Great edit.

Amy @ Amy Hogan Photography said...

love this edit!

Kindred Spirit said...

Wow, LOVE this edit, so pretty :)

Tara said...

Gorgeous, I adore this :)

Meg said...

Cool! :)

Michelle DeRusha@Graceful said...

I absolutely love your photographs, Kathleen -- just scrolled through several days of posts here. My favorite: the kids at the end of the covered bridge -- love that one!

Thanks for visiting Graceful this week...lovely to meet you here.

Cedar said...

It was a lovely photo, and your edits really bring it out! Great job!

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

Wow it's soooooooo good. Out of all of the thumbnails in todays linky it was your photo that my eye kept going back to. I really like your edit - that is worthy to be framed or placed on a canvas.

Michelle said...

Very pretty, both your SOOC and edit. I'm wishing I would have thought to add a texture.

Mom Photographer said...

your edit is great! love the texture, and it's great that you croped it removing the background a little. good job!

misc.alaina said...

Beautiful photo and edit!

Courtney said...

Beautiful! I love the texture you added. Very nice!

AJ said...

Awesome...love the crop and texture!

julie said...

Stunning!! I LOVE what you did with this...great edit! :)

Rachelp said...

LOVE IT!!! that is perfect for Spring art work! You need to print it onto a canvas. :)

Amy @ Cheeky Cocoa Beans said...

GORGEOUS! The petals look translucent with your edits. Great job! And I agree...definitely need to get this one on a canvas.