My experimentation with texture layers continues. Thanks for coming along for the ride. I've made some bad choices at times, but hopefully am only posting my good ones. And thanks to you, my fantastic readers, I think I've made my choice for the donation I'm making to our school's Auction this year.
I wanted to donate a framed print, but have decided instead upon a standout of either this print, in a 16X24 OR the one you see here. For the last Auction, which is held every three years, I donated several handmade scarves.
Thanks also to Mary, who got me started on this whole texture thing and for sending me this link to Joy St. Claire Photography, who explains how to remove texture from the original photo underneath.
I'd wanted to learn how to remove some of the texture layer away from the original photo. And Joy explains how to do this. For those who write and say that they want to learn Photoshop, I want to tell you that I didn't purchase this program. My eldest son had PS2 and had used it for architecture school. He downloaded it into my laptop when he was home for the holidays last December, gave me a quick 15 minute instruction, and then I was on my own.
I was frustrated, confused, and scared I'd mess everything up and ruin my pictures. But I slowly began learning, mostly through tutorials I found on the internet, but also from Pioneer Woman's site. My original attempts were very heavy-handed and some were downright bad when I look back on them. And a year from now, I may look back on this and cry "what was I thinking?"
But I hope not.
There's a Giveaway here on Char's blog. She's paying it forward and you should get in on the action. She's giving away different things worth about $10 each OR one of her framed prints. Now I think we're all smart enough to know that one of Char's prints are worth four times what her other prizes are. So go. All you have to do to enter is to leave a comment and be willing to pay it forward if you win. And tell her I said hello.
Until tomorrow, my friends . . .