As I sat on my back deck yesterday enjoying the view of my flower garden, I noticed the shade was still on one side of our building. I grabbed my camera and threw together a small jar, a few sprigs of this flower, and a piece of black velvet. I can’t remember what this flower is called but it can surely spread like wildfire!
We have an old weather-worn picnic table that we’d recently moved to this shady area and that’s where I set up for the shoot.
I know I’ve mentioned this before but as a reminder, I shoot in RAW. I don’t often show my “straight out of the camera/SOOC” shots but decided to do so today.
IMAGE #1 – SOOC
My Lightroom Workflow:
- Lens Correction
- White Balance set to “shade”
- Auto Tone
- Clarity increased to +40
- Saturation decreased to -24
- Increased Vibrance to +33
Then into Photoshop:
- I applied a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer to decrease the greens and yellows on the flowers just a bit (I could’ve done this in Lightroom but it was an after thought once I got it into Photoshop)
- I applied a layer of Kim’s “kk-weathered” texture – multiply blend mode at 66% opacity and then masked some of the texture off the black velvet, vase, and flowers
- Added the “simple pleasures” text using “Susie’s Hand” font
I was pleased with the way the texture popped the color in the wood.
Linking up with Texture Tuesday today. Hope you enjoyed the post!
Hugs and Have A Creative Day!