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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Coffee with a little nutmeg

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I’ll freely admit that I care about my coffee but I have been surprised how often I have used this photo that I took in Sydney (Australia) in 2009 – OK I accept it says something that I took the photo in the first place.

Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday challenge this week is to apply texture to a coffee or tea cup so I went to this photo again.  I added the nutmeg texture twice – first softlight at 100% and then screen at 36% and then I painted back a few highlights.  To see more textured coffee cups check out Kim’s cafe.

Don’t worry, my next post in not about coffee – but it does relate to this post because its about memory keeping while travelling – hope to see you then.

21 comments:

Dymphie said...

lovely photo (with lovely memories), your processing is great, thanks for telling how you used the textures.

Lesley said...

This looks tempting, your texture work is great!

Cedar said...

Terrific! I love all the rich browns!

Dyche Designs said...

Nicely done.

A Rosy Note said...

Very nice. Look at that frothy top :)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

That does look like a great cup of coffee! The texture is nicely done.

Anonymous said...

Top of the morning to you! This is making hungry just looking at it. Very nice process. Don't you just love Kim's textures? So much fun. Have a marvelous Tues!
Melaine/patchworkprints2u

sandra @ french laundry 132 ♥ said...

gorgeous! I love the swirls !

ostranderblog said...

I absolutely love this. It is rich. The swirls with the added texture. I always love a story with the photo.

Linda Makiej said...

Beautiful texture work - lovely soft color!

Leah C said...

Oh yum!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love it! The textures are perfect. Need to pull my PSE back up and give it a play.
Rinda

Georgia Girls said...

Beautiful in it's simplicity. I'm new to this world, but will have to try layering the textures as you mentioned. Thanks!

Shoshonee said...

Great texture and photo.

Buckeroomama said...

I don't normally drink coffee, but that makes me want a cup! :) Beautiful texture.

debsea said...

oh my gosh, the perfect cup of coffee! what a great photo, and your work with the textures just made it even better!
i just read your previous post also (beautiful page)...while my daughter was in high school we would get coffee every sunday and head to the beach as well. we'd sit in the back of the van with the door up (it's always raining here) and read for an hour or so...it was perfect. thanks for reminding me!

followingsplendor said...

This is lovely! I love the nutmeg texture--reminds me of the Edgar Allen Poe story-'The Taste of Nutmeg Makes It'

Lizzie said...

"...then painted in highlights..." - Hmmm, do you also speak English, Helena? I am slooowly getting to grips with PSE and its numerous clever effects. I haven't managed "painting highlights" yet though!

The photo is gorgeous, with the texture effects you have added. It looks kind-of dreamy, a bit old-fashioned and rather enticing (except I hate coffee with milk, but there you go, can't please all the people...). Thank you for explaining what you did (even if I'm not sure I can do it - yet).

Marilyn said...

Nice work.

Kia said...

Over from Texture Tuesday.
Love the softness! May I have a sip? ;)

Teresa Schmid said...

Looks yummy! Love the photo and how you used the textures with it!