I had this tree in my Take 12 this month but felt it lost out to the other trees in the background. I’ve just purchased some textures from The Daily Texture by Jai Johnson (she does stunning work using all her own photos and textures) so decided to see what using one of them would make of the image. I like it, but to make it a better image I’d need to extract the tree from the background first and being basically lazy and the tree very fiddley to extract I didn’t 🙂 The original is below.
I’ve been trying something new to get more white around the edges of my images but it doesn’t always work. So back to read and watch some more videos from the course to see if I can get more consistent in my results. Frustrating but learning heaps that I didn’t know about on every image.
Sorry for the break yesterday I was at Copeton Dam with no internet coverage and hadn’t allowed for the extra day of posting. A few weeks back I posted what I thought would be the cover for my Lamington National Park book that I was putting together at a Book Workshop. Things changed over night and this is what I came up with. I felt it better matched the colourful birds and vivid greens of the rainforest. This is the front and back cover in one spread. Although I liked the other cover I think this one is more striking, more inclined to make you want to pick the book up and see what is inside. Do you agree or not?
Back into playing around, this time using watercolour shapes behind my images and then controlling the look with blend modes and changing the opacity. Four of my own images and no the cat is not one of them ! The hardest one to find is the streaked background – it was the top of an old table. Amazing the difference simple things can make.
Tomorrow I am off to do a Book Workshop on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland – life’s tough I know 🙂 This is either the cover or frontspiece I have created for it. Just a little different to a straight photo (all of which will be inside) for the book I’ll be learning to make using the photos I took up at Lamington NP a week ago. I’m thrilled to be able to create images like this and equally thrilled to be able to use it in a book.