Sunday, January 24, 2010

POTD – January 25, 2010

iheartfaces Photo_Challenge It’s TEXTURE week over at iheartfaces.  I struggled with this one simply because I am not all that great at the whole texture thing…but I really like how this one turned out.  I even had to redo it completely because I noticed an area that I neglected to erase [the texture] after I flattened, saved, and closed the image.  Talk about frustrated…I should know better!

Redo3I played with many photos and many textures until I had one that worked…one that I liked! This one gave me some issue because I didn’t want the brick to be huge…so I had to overlay the texture a few times and piece it together to keep them somewhat realistic in size.  Since the original architecture in the shot is oversized, I also needed them to be big enough.  I also used Picnik this week to add a final touch…I used the Focal Soften feature.  I liked what it did to soften the texture while still focusing on the little boys face.  And this is what I ended up with.  Make sure you check out all the other entries this week…some of these people are seriously talented with TEXTURES!

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37 comments:

homemakerchronicles said...

I love the colors along with your texture. Just a great blend!

Shauna said...

What a handsome lil fella! Gorgeous photo!

Corey~living and loving said...

looks great. well done. I love the color of this shot.

have a happy week.

Erica said...

i love this photo- beautiful colors and the texture adds so much!

Life with Kaishon said...

Your son is SO adorable! What a wonderful picture. And very nice job with the textures! You totally rocked it!

Heather said...

Lovely composition and colors!

drea said...

gorgeous was my first thought!

tiff(threeringcircus) said...

The colours are beautiful.

Kerry_f said...

I love the beautiful soft colors in this image. Beautiful image!

McKay Family said...

Not my son...but he sue is gorgeous! Thanks everyone!

Tricia Nugen said...

This is an amazing use of texture! He's gorgeous!

Beverly said...

such a great photo

Evette Mendisabal said...

Good looking little guy! I love your use of texture.

Steffanie said...

this is a great picture! Good job!

Jo said...

Stunning!!

way outnumbered said...

Wow! Yes, I agree that the coloring really makes this photo stand out...love the blurred edges too...everything is wonderful, especially that handsome fella!!

Marla said...

I love this - he looks like a little prince!

☼¨`*•.♥Rocío♥.•*¨`☼ said...

i totally love it...♥ yep this will be my fav....♥ love it!

Linds said...

the coloring is awesome, and that little boy is ADORABLE!

Ericka Moore Photography said...

Man, he is handsome. Great picture!

Julia said...

Love the texture on this!! You did a fabulous job.

Sandi said...

That boy is gorgeous! Love the whole picture!

Julie Rivera Photography said...

So am I correct to assume that the wall was not a blue colored brick wall? You rocked the texture! I love the soft colors and the gorgeous little fellow. Really, a fabulous job.

Tricia said...

You did a fantastic job! I love the effect of the brick.

(P.S. I did the same thing to one that I was going to submit and was so tired of it that I just went with a different one. No more late night photo editing for me. ;)

BlondeShot Creative said...

lovely photo & coloring, very angelic

Kit Womble Photography said...

There's a nice contrast with his hair color and skintone with his clothes and the background. The DOF is good s well! Great portrait!

McMom said...

I love the soft colors. And what a handsome boy.

Cheryle said...

Beautiful colors! Great picture!!

Tezzie said...

That is simply amazing!!! I sure have a lot to learn...pics like this are truly inspiring. Thank you!

Colleen said...

I love the pastels! Great photo!

Color [Me] Happy said...

I love this photo. What a little model!

Zee said...

Fantastic and what an adorable subject!

Zee said...

Fantastic image and adorable subject too!

Jhon said...

Love Love Love your work!
Especially the picture of the baby and the green Blanket around him.
You are an amazing Photographer.

Chantena said...

OMG, this is beautiful!......Oh my is he handsome

Jane said...

Awesome texture & a beautiful child too!

Caroline said...

Awesome edit :D I struggled too this week, but it's good to learn new skils isn't it!? ;) Yours is amazing!