This first photo is a lesson about collections. We were supposed to photograph things that we've collected, but since I'm all about decluttering these days, I don't have a lot of collections! These are minerals I kept from jars of Ojavàn bath salts.
Black tourmaline = alleviate negative thoughts & worry
Amethyst = protection & stress relief
Celestite (blue rocks) = calm & clarity
Rose quartz = soothes the heart
Quartz crystal = energy & amplifies other crystals
Citrine = intellectual energy & creativity
This photo was shot on a white background with a handpainted watercolor spot texture (by Leslie Nicole of French Kiss Collections) applied as a layer on top of the photo. I erased the texture away from the rocks.
It was also apple week!
This one was done in Lightroom + PS3 + PS5 + Radlab
|3apples on vintage linen_cropped 1:1|
I always like to try it in B&W
|B&W with a slight warming filter & a grunge texture to add softness|
This next series started with the first photo in PS. This variety of apple is called, Pink Lady. I sent the finished pic out to my iPhone and ran it through different treatments in Autopainter I, II & III. Then, I sent all of the pix back to my email, then to my iPhoto library, then back into PS to reduce the image size for blogger's photo preferences.
|4pinkladies_this is what I started with (PS + 2 textures)|
|4pinkladies_Autopainter I Benson_soft & bright|
|4pinkladies_APII Felt Tip_I love the bold strokes of Felt Tip|
|4pinkladies_AP II Book_ kind of a neat sketch treatment|
|AP III d'Orcia_4pinkladies_I love the rich color & Impressionistic style of d'Orcia|