This doesn’t happen very often, but I realized that this blog post could fit 3 blog memes this week…Yeah!!!!
My original photo was taken last summer…some colourful flowers on my front steps:
Pretty enough…but I wanted to try out a newly-discovered blur technique in Photoshop. I just finished watching a week-long series of free tutorials(48 tutorials in total were available)….I got Photoshop/Lightroom overload!! And no, I didn’t watch all of them….but I did watch quite a few and learnt a lot..
I cropped the photo to focus on the red flowers first and applied Path Blur. I blended the blurred image with the original image but I thought it needed more. So, I did some colour and exposure corrections and applied a texture by Kim Klassen(kk_isobel overlay at 70%). And now it is a blurred abstracty flower photo:
I think it needs a frame or border of some kind…will have to think about that…..I also did a slightly different version for Instagram(light overlay with DistressedFX instead of texture) which you can see on my IG stream here.
So…now to the memes.
1. Texture Tuesday with Kim Klassen since I used one of her textures(kk_isobel). Linking to Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday here.
2. Helena’s Pairs meme…with the “before and after processing” pair. Linking to Helena’s “Pairs” meme here on Wednesday.
3. NatureFootstep DAM because it is a nature abstract! Linking to NF Abstract/NF Digital Art here on Wednesday.
Please be sure to visit all 3 host blogs to see what everyone else posted this week.