Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A Promised Poppy

I promised a little info on a photo I posted on Facebook last week. I nearly forgot because of my iphonography obsession as of late.
I'm linking up with Texture Tuesday at the Cafe. Join us this summer for the Free and Easy Edition. Just use at least one of Kim's textures on a photo and link up.

I started with a lightened versioned of my SOOC shot.

First I added a sharpening layer using the Highpass filter, set on Overlay and masked to reveal the sharpening on just the flower.

Added kk_sonnet2, Softlight 90%, masked away most, but not all of the words from the petals and stem.
Added kk_Partings, Overlay 100% and masked it partially off to reveal the petals.
At this point, I didn't like the way the buds looked in the lower right corner.

Adding a blank layer above the Background layer and using the Clone Stamp tool,  I cloned them higher and nearly off the page.
I also touched up a few spots with the clone stamp tool in the upper left.

I had so much fun with this I did another.


  1. ... swooning ... Beautifully done, Roxi!

  2. WOW, these are stunning! I love them both.

  3. Ooooo I LOVE your work Roxi! These are just gorgeous!!

  4. LOVE what you did with this. I must take more time to play with some of my flower photos before summer is over.

  5. These turned out very nice, Roxi, colorful as the poppies. It also shows that you were having fun as they have a lot of whimsy to them.

  6. Your editing takes each image to a new and beautiful level. Thanks for your tutorials too!


  7. Beautiful backgrounds! The combination of the text with de fragile poppies is perfect!


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