Thursday, October 18, 2012
My heart always timidly hides itself behind my mind. I set out to bring down stars from the sky, then, for fear of ridicule, I stop and pick little flowers of eloquence. ~Edmond Rostand, Cyrano De Bergerac
I am such an avid collector of quotes, if you haven't noticed! A post doesn't feel complete for me anymore unless I include one. For this week's Photo Art Friday, I started with an image I took at The National Zoo...there was a wall in the seal area that had starfish embedded in it. The original photo was very plain, but PSE can make very plain things into beautiful things! I used Bonnie's "Blue Depths" texture at Soft Light/100%, and I also added a pattern from the flyleaf of an old 1800s book (not in copyright) at Pin Light/100%. I used a reverse layer mask so that the pattern appeared only in the background and not on the starfish themselves. Finally, I put the image in Radlab and used several filters to soften it and increase the contrast/tones. Thank you for stopping by!