Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tea Cup Challenge


Today, I am also participating in Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesdays. Her teacup challenge seemed to be not only another great excuse to play around with textures in Photoshop, but also an opportunity to try my hand at shooting some food. It didn't go perfectly--the whipped cream got a bit globby and the sun wasn't co-operating at all--but, it was a good learning experience.

When it came to playing with the textural overlays, I found they were fighting the light, bright picture. I ended up creating a black and white version of Kim's Warm Sun texture. (The warm beige cast of original texture was clashing with the cool pinks in the photograph. The texture seemed to work better when I made it color neutral). In some foreground areas, I removed the texture altogether (with a soft brush). 



 Click the link here to see the other entries in Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesdays.

16 comments:

  1. Just beautiful - I love all the colors! The dessert looks fabulous, too!

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  2. you made me wish summer was here.
    I think you did a great job. :)

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  3. Oh, how VERY BEAUTIFUL...may I please join you for your exquisitely elegant tea???

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  4. Wonderful composition and texture work here!
    Happy to have found/followed you!! :)

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  5. Oh so yummy! Beautiful china and table.

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  6. oh, oh, oh. short cakes with rasberries and strawberries..... oh, oh, oh......... Wish I had gotten an invitation to that little tea party! Great compo. Loved it!
    Melaine/patchworkprints 2u

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  7. Oh my! That looks so tasty and inviting! Beautifully done.

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  8. HEAVENLY! Beautiful setting, flowers, and perfect use of Kim's texture. I love that it's so subtle on pink - I would say Warm Sun is one of my favs...it looks so pretty here!
    Lovely work!
    xoxo
    Sherilyn Koss at Clear Crick Cottage

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  9. Beautiful. I love the colors and the springy feel to it.

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  10. Pięknie i ciepło u Ciebie, pozdrawiam :)

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  11. Your photos look beautiful. I removed most of the texture off of my teacup. The strawberry shortcake looks delicious, by the way :)

    ~tricia

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  12. Ciao, we saw your gorgeous cup in Texture Tuesday :) It's lovely! Well done!

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  13. I am very impressed with your food photography. You nailed it, girl! Beautiful work.

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