July 13, 2011
It's another beautiful morning here in my little part of New England. With a bit of luck, the temperature will go down about 5 or 10 degrees and it will be quite nice. Yesterday was a sizzler, the kind that brought forth shimmering beads of moisture all over your body every time you moved.
Today, I don't want to "shimmer" because I have to go out to do a couple of errands. The weatherman says that tomorrow will be our best day of the week with temps in the 70's. If I weren't out of Tootsie's treats, I would put my errands off till tomorrow. Running out of treats is a no no.
Yesterday, I worked on a challenge for "Texture Tuesday." For more information and fun with textures, visit Kim Klassen's Cafe. I haven't posted my picture yet because I haven't figured out how to do it yet. But I still had fun working on it. I used my photo of a cone flower, layered it with an "Aurora" texture from Pixel Dust Photo Art, then added a "lighter color" blending layer and a bit of texture over that. Then I did a second one with the "Aurora" texture, a "difference" blending layer, and a bit of texture over everything. This was quite interesting. Here is my original photo, and the textured results.
It's amazing what a filter can do to a simple flower photo. Every now and then I treat myself to a couple of uninterrupted hours to play around with the filters and different blending modes in Photoshop. Then, I call my friend Su for help. Whenever I get stumped in Photoshop, I can usually count on Su to figure out the problem.
Now I must get dressed and do my errands before it gets too warm. Till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantastic day.
Hugs, Edna B.