Yea, another $5 bunch of grocery store flowers that got me through the worst of winter.
They brightened my day and provided photographic subject matter – a willing participant in my still life experiments.
Carnations may be considered a pedestrian flower – without the elegance of the rose. But I like their wrinkly, toothy edges, tipped with saturated color, as if nature intended them to be paintbrushes.
And so, I use them here, loaded up with textures, to create a painterly result.
Sweet mini-carnations, heralding spring, full of flower power.
Texture Tuesday Processing
- Add Pixel Dust Photo Art Gauze Sheers texture, desaturated, blend mode set to Screen and opacity to 85%
- Add Pixel Dust Photo Art Vellum texture, blend mode set to Linear Burn
- Add Pixel Dust Photo Art Dropped Petals texture, desaturated, blend mode set to Overlay
- Add Kim Klassen Canvasback texture, blend mode set to Divide and opacity to 75%
- Run my midtone contrast action to sharpen the flower details
- Add a curves adjustment to increase overall contrast
Below is the original image and the Photoshop layers palette:
Linking with Texture Tuesday, hosted by Kim Klassen