Beyond Beyond, Day 34- Making Magic!

It’s so much fun to get back into Kim Klassen’s Beyond Beyond lessons- I seem to need a boost now and then to stimulate my creativity.  Today’s lessons were how to create “magic” textures using textures that have already been created.  Kim gave us a sample image to play with and then challenged us to make our own magic textures (using one of hers as a base) to add to her image.

Before bringing the image into Photoshop, I cropped it to a square (not sure I like cutting off the cup handle, but I wanted it to look different from hers) and used her preset, dark days.  In Photoshop I used two textures which I had converted to magic textures- dollard and sybil (2 layers). And I added text (with a layer of dollard clipped to it).

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Then I broke all the rules!

The magic texture effect works best with airy images that have a lot of white in them.  But I tried it on a shot I took this morning of the view from our driveway of clouds and approaching rain (it actually started to rain while I was taking the photo). I like how the magic textures (1301 and dollard) gave a kind of canvas-ish effect.  I reduced opacity on both and masked off some of the white strokes that appeared in the image.

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4 responses

  1. BRILLIANT! you were definitely inspired … it shows ;>]]
    (stopping by via Kim’s BB page)

    November 21, 2013 at 10:16 am

  2. Both of your images are beautiful. I really like the second one!!

    November 21, 2013 at 12:44 pm

  3. On that first one I love all of that awesome texture so wonderful, and the second one has its own special feel to it. I couldn’t pick a favorite because they are both really wonderful.

    November 22, 2013 at 4:42 am

    • I also meant to say you have one gorgeous view, I could look at that every day.

      November 22, 2013 at 4:43 am

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