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Thursday, February 16, 2012

The masked Friday PhotoArt edition

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Bonnie invited us to use a layer mask in our photo art this week – which means you can remove the texture from part of the image.  I can’t remember when I last used a layer mask so I took up the challenge.

I actually used 2 masks so that only the path has the gauze sheer texture in colour burn to give it the golden glow and the rest of the photo has old master dust texture added in saturation and then the path removed.  Using the masks I remembered that I feel more in control if I use a bristle or sponge brush at a low opacity (around 25%) and brush over many times rather than a solid brush on high opacity and brush once.

Looking through my creations from 2010 and 2011 last week I was reminded how much I enjoyed adding a caption to my creations.

Check out Pixel Dust Photo Art for more masked creations.

And I hope you find an enticing path this weekend.

10 comments:

Amy said...

It's very effective Helena and I know what you mean about using a brush at a low opacity and having more control ... I don't use the technique very often but I agree with you!

lisa said...

What a beautiful path!
I love the golden tones.

Alison said...

Love how the path looks!
Alison xx

Jeanne said...

lovely use of the layer mask!

Pat said...

I'd love to take a walk down that lane!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful photo.

Regards and best wishes

Ida said...

What a great path to take a walk on. You did a wonderful job with the layer masks (I'm still trying to figure it all out.)

Bonnie said...

Beautiful! A great example of using a texture to highlight on a small part of your photograph! Thank you for sharing your work with PAF.

Pat said...

Nice work!

Carola Bartz said...

Helena, what a beautiful photo! I'd love to walk along this path and breathe in the fresh morning air. Beautiful and very effectful processing!