Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Freedom }{ Texture Tuesday

It's Texture Tuesday again.

It's one of my favorite posts of the week along with WIP wednesdays, tutorial thursdays, free for all fridays, and illustration friday (yah, I know that means every theme I post is one of my favorites - it's just how it goes).

This week's prompt was open for us to choose - just use one of Kim's textures on a photo we like. Freedom of choice.

So with Fourth of July coming up and all, I decided to do a tribute to freedom. I can't think of things freer than animals in the wild. And yes, I know that a marina is not "the wild" exactly... But he's not in a cage, right? Here's to freedom in a modern setting with a textured old look.



  • original photo with minor adjustments
  • make background copy BW on normal @26%
  • sepia tint copy on normal @100%
  • gradient map BW on multiply @32%
  • solid navy blue layer on exclusion @20%
  • Kim Klassen's "mayzee" on linear burn @50%
  • Kim Klassen's "just cause" on soft light @50%
How would you represent freedom?




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21 comments:

  1. gosh, i think i know that bird!
    i love this photo, and seeing all your steps to get it there - wow.
    it's beautiful.

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  2. Olá querida!
    Que linda!!!
    essa foto ficou fantástica!
    Bjos carinhosos!

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  3. This is great, good work with the texture! Oh, how I need to see the ocean soon..!

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  4. great texturising - love the sharpness of the bird contrasting the textured background

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  5. You have captured a vintage look - and the dream of freedom. Beautiful.

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  6. Love your photo my friend...hugs.

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  7. i love shots of birds and this is great. How would I represent freedom, umm probably an escaped balloon

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  8. I love to see the seagulls floating free in the sky or resting a while on a post. Your texture work is lovely, thank you for your recipe.

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  9. Great job -- is the fourth really that close? Yikes. This summer is slipping away and I'm sitting here wearing a sweatshirt. It's chilly in Nebraska today.

    Thank you for the thoughtful comment on my blog. I truly appreciate it! :)

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  10. Free as a bird....Tought I would be that at 72m butI do not so...still working with lots of responsibilities :-) Ah, such is life. I do live in the USA and no in a country where freedom is something not in their people’s vocabularies. For this I do give GREAT thanks. This textured photo is lovely. A beautiful capture. genie

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  11. Beautiful picture...I would represent freedom with a naked baby in a field of tall grass. ;) Cute little butt shot, half covered.

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  12. This is beautiful, I. Kim's "Just Cause" texture is fast becoming one of my favorites. :)

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  13. He's beautiful. Nice editing.

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  14. The bird is so clear and sharp compared to the textured background! Great work!

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  15. Great shot. The editing gives it that feel of years ago. Great use of the texture.

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  16. I love this photograph. very nice.

    Thank you for putting so much thought into your comment on my blog. I can rarely find the words when it comes to critiquing other peoples work. Thank you for taking the time :)

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