market mums {133/365}

My Husband gave me mums on Mother’s Day. hardi-har-har.

I turned them into this …


Fun!  I started out with a few actions and some adjustment layers and then I threw a few textures on there, most notably ‘market square’ from the talented Kim Klassen. Pretty, isn’t it?   Check out her photo stream … seriously beautiful.  And her textures are for sale now!  Go Kim!

And now I’m late posting this because I messed around for over an hour trying to get a mouseover code to work for the before and after.

I stand defeated.

For now, anyways.

So yeah, no fancy mouseover lookit me code happening here.  Here’s the before …


I love playing around with textures. The only drawback is that I can quite lose track of time messing around trying to get things looking just the way I want them. Before you know it, I have fifteen layers going on in photoshop and I’m ready to hit delete and start over because I’ve thoroughly confused myself. heh.

I suppose there are worse ways to spend my time ;)


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  • geneil
    Posted at 08:08h, 14 May Reply

    this is lovely–both the before and after. I know what you mean about textures… although I only have a few. I really can overdo it. so fund though! Glad you had a happy Mother’s Day.
    .-= geneil´s last blog ..132:365 Evening Sun =-.

    • janice
      Posted at 09:16h, 14 May Reply

      It’s addicting!!! :)

  • Sasi S
    Posted at 08:28h, 14 May Reply

    I know how PS actions/textures would take quite a bit of time. For that reason, I try to keep my action set to a minimal.

    I like both these – the old-fashioned one is simple with wonderful details and the “textured” one reminds me of ‘soft/fade’ action from PW blog (which is free by-the-way).
    .-= Sasi S´s last blog ..Photo 365: Day 133 – Karl Rosenfield Peony =-.

    • janice
      Posted at 09:16h, 14 May Reply

      PW’s action sets rock. On this, it’s actually the texture work giving it the soft fade :)

  • Louisiana Belle
    Posted at 11:33h, 14 May Reply

    I do the same thing in Lightroom. Get so carried away with presets that before I know it I’ve been at the computer for four hours.

    Love the texture and soft feel on this.
    .-= Louisiana Belle´s last blog ..Day 132: Nate’s =-.

    • janice
      Posted at 12:08h, 14 May Reply

      Thanks girl! I hear ya … I think I need to set myself a timer or something. LOL …

  • Tug
    Posted at 19:42h, 14 May Reply

    You KNOW how I love textures & actions, LOL. Beautiful shot, it would look great in Donna’s sunroom. ;-)
    .-= Tug´s last blog ..The Old Weathered Woodbox =-.

    • janice
      Posted at 00:52h, 15 May Reply

      HA! omg I still haven’t sent her the other one!!! Totally forgot.

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