Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Kim Klassen Texture

I've been doing a little more work with Kim Klassen's  Art of Texture course.  Kim is a very competent and generous teacher and I am learning so much about Photoshop.  I have been playing with one or two of my own photos and incorporating the tips I have been learning.




The original photo below of cottages on the beach in St Ives was altered to remove the figure at the corner of the house and then textures and colour fills added in various layers to achieve the aged effect above.  I am not very good at keeping a note of where I have downloaded the textures from (sorry Kim, you'll have to slap my wrists).  There are a lot of free textures out there if you search the web.  I will try and remember to credit my source next time.


This image of hogweed (goutweed in America I think) is similar to the image Kim gave us to use in her course.

After a few adjustments it looks like this

The image was initially changed using the High Pass filter and then a texture and text were added.  I am really pleased with this manipulation and I can see a lot of uses in my textile work.  There is so much more to explore.

My final image is an aged-up photo of my beautiful great-nephew in a cable car with his Mum at New Year,




This was quite a complicated procedure where a photo frame was made, a texture added and the photo clipped to the photoframe. Additional colour fill layers were also added and attention was paid to the opacity of the layers.  I hope my nephew will forgive me for pinching the photo from his facebook page ;-)

15 comments:

Genie said...

Lovely work Julie.

Su said...

They're all lovely, and so very clever.

ju-north said...

Great work Julie! Pleased the course is useful - I'm finding the photoshop one good too

silverpebble said...

Oh these are wonderful Julie.

Heather said...

Beautiful images Julie and I love what you have done with them - clever stuff.

peneller said...

Well done you. I love the hog weed with added text! I'm thinking of signing up for the course, but do I have the time!

Lis said...

There is so much to be done with the photo programmes but I can't seem to apply myself other than to crop and straighten. Your images are lovely though, the hogweed is atmospheric.

Emma said...

Love the sepia houses, you've learned so much I kind of went by the wayside ...one day!

JP said...

love the photos - hope all goes well with your mum Julie - it is hard for you both at the moment

maggi said...

Lovely transformation of the images Julie.

Gail P said...

well, you know I'm loving this photos! Very cool. I want to know more about the class . . . xoxox

katney said...

The hogweed looks like one we know as cow parsnip. This is a pretty large plant. A smaller one that is similar looking is meadow parsley.

Cameron said...

Julie, Love you pictures, especially the plant. Is that Queen Ann's Lace? Don't know if that is even the right name. I am also playing with lessons learned from Kim thanks to you. Am finally learning how to use my Photoshop which I have had for several years. Love and hugs for you and your Mum

pam said...

Wow they are fantastic looks like a wonderful course.

Jensters said...

Arhh St Ives its like teasing me...sure ive seen that door!! Anway should be back there April/May xx

Great works.