Friday, April 19, 2013

CLF Artist Box #7

This week Gail @ Louisiana Belle
gave CLF this delightful floral image to play around with.
Thank you, Gail, for sharing it with us!

When it comes to flowers,
many times I just leave them alone because their beauty needs no adjusting,
but it can also be fun to create a softness to an image that their natural bold colors just don't project.
Kim Klassen is a master at it.
If you've never visited her blog, it's a must, if you like dainty, soft images, and she'll even teach you how to do it.
Here is my attempt at softening Gail's lovely camellias.
(I believe that's what they are)

This week I remembered to write down my layers!
1.  I cropped the image to create a focal point on the closest flower.
2.  Screen Mode @ 45%
3. Photo Filter: Red @ 25%
4. Texture: "Bokeh" ~ Soft Light @ 100% ~ masked the flowers.
(my apologies, but I do not remember where I found it or who created it, it was just in my library of textures)
5. Texture: "Crackerjack" by Kim Klassen ~ Overlay @ 38% ~ masked the flowers
6. Saturation Adjustment - Desaturated everything, then masked the pinks back in
7. Added the text

If you would like to take a stab at editing Gail's image, please do!
just click the image to join in this week's link-up


  1. Beautiful and I like the soft look of the crackled among the back ground.. Lovely photo and you made it even more!! plus with the quote!

  2. wonderful! I like the black & white & the softness. although I think the Crackerjack texture wasn't neccesary but it still works.

    have a sweet day.

  3. I LOVE what you did with it! Nice use of selective color and I don't even miss the bokeh on the right side. Thanks for improving my image! :)

  4. I am sorry I haven't been around much lately; lots going on......I really like your edit and I think the crackle adds a certain character to the shot.....and the words are a perfect match....This was a wonderful photograph to work with even though I didn't really do lots of changes...Have a good week...

  5. i'm always amazed at the genius that shows up
    in the edit.....everyone's unique fingerprints really
    show up in the paint:)

  6. Hi Jill, I admire your eyes for the fonts and colors I texts - the way you combine them creates magic! Also your editing of the picture brings the flowers in focus, together with your lovely quote!


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