Saturday, October 23, 2010

Everyday Elements & Show Your Skills!!

So I have mentioned Amanda from Everyday Elements before… Well, today, she is hosting a “show your skills” editing challenge.  Really, just a fun way to play with a picture and show off your skills…

Here is Amanda’s original.  Its lovely, don’t you agree?


And below, is my edit… I used a few different actions, but played around with the blending modes and opacity…. I tweaked two of my favorite textures and used them in overlay mode.  Another thing I did was copy the background image, dropped the opacity really low, and layered it over the finished product, just to bring back some of the detail in the original picture.  Snazzy, right? Thanks, Amanda for hosting a fun challenge… Hope my edit has done your work justice.



Why not head over and join the fun? Amanda is graciously offering a $15 gift card to Love that Shot, winner to be chosen randomly using



go play... its fun!



  1. I like all the different colors. It is snazzy.

  2. Very creative play! Way to go! The colors are really neat and I LOVE the texture!

  3. Wow! This is great! I love the colors and the texture you used! I think this is one of my favorite edits from this Show Your Skills.

  4. Thank you all so much! These challenges are so fun!

  5. This is great, your edit really emphasized the sun colors on the hairs in the background