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Friday, April 20, 2012

Photo Art Friday–new life

I haven’t been able to resist all the blossom on the trees each time I go for a walk.  So my mass of photos of the flowers and trees was my starting point when I saw the suggested theme for Phot Art Friday this week is ‘new life’

photoart-april-20

This piece uses just two photos – one of the blossom and one of the trees.

I extracted the blossom, copied it twice so I had 3 layers of blossom.  I increased the size of the bottom level and used screen mode on 50% opacity.  The middle level is on normal and the top layer on screen.

The tree photo I copied once and used the difference mode on 50%.

And at that I point I was pleased with the contrast and colours so added the text (Papyrus font) and saved.

I’ve already had a peek at the Photo Art Friday gallery – lots of amazing work as usual.

15 comments:

alexa said...

Your extracting skills are superb; very visually arresting photo with great contrast.

Birgitta said...

Such a beautiful work!

Bonnie said...

A lovely juxtaposition of images Helena. Thank you for sharing both your process and the image with Photo Art Friday!

Linda Kittmer said...

What a wonderful composition. So interesting. Well done Helena.

Melissa said...

Wow, great composition.

Alison said...

Stunning!
Alison xx

Ida said...

Very pretty - I like how you mixed the 2 photos so that the blossoms stand out against the dark trees.

Pat said...

Lovely work! A nice composite.

Deborah said...

beautiful!

Jeanne said...

Very lovely edit

Monica said...

Wonderful work!
Have a nice weekend:)

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Oh this image is stunning, Helena. At first glance I really thought it was one image. You are so dang handy with PhotoShop!!! I envy your amazing talent. :o)

Julie said...

I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:
http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/04/show-your-stuff-20.html

Kathy said...

Your blooming tree flowers are great. I love the idea behind your submission and the editing you did. Thanks for sharing.

Capture Life,
Kathy

kareninkenai said...

Beautiful editing/processing. Lovely image. Thanks so much for sharing. Visiting from PAF this week. Karen