Tied Up in Knots
I don’t do well with photo prompts.
Perhaps it is my very literal mind. Or the fact that a prompt seems like a test – a test for which there is only one correct answer and nothing less than 100% is acceptable – making me feel restricted and itchy. I generally avoid participating in such online themes.
So this week’s Texture Tuesday theme of “POP” had me in a slight panic. Per usual, my mind went to the obvious literal interpretations – pop a balloon, pop-goes-the-weasel, pop-gun, pop music, Pop-Art, Pop-Tart, a pop of color. I searched my archives for something – ANYTHING – that would illustrate one of these concepts and also lend itself to texture application.
I had nothing.
So instead of “pop”, I give you a visual metaphor of my mind on prompts – yes, that’s me, tied up in knots. And forgoing my usual rule-upholding nature, I am submitting it anyway.
A rebel, with a brain full of knots.
Texture Tuesday Processing
- In Adobe Camera Raw, apply the Coffeeshop Blog Scorched Honey preset. Open the image in Photoshop
- Add the Autumn Burst texture, blend mode set to Overlay. Desaturate
- Add a Color Lookup adjustment using the Late Sunset coloring option
- Add a Levels adjustment to increase overall contrast
Below is the original Raw image and the Photoshop Layers Palette:
Linking with Texture Tuesday, hosted by Kim Klassen