I recently downloaded GIMP, which looks like an awesome free photo editing software. I haven’t had enough time to practice with it as much as I would like to. And as Bonnie expressed in her post, it is hard to get back into the swing of things after the holidays! I am really looking forward to using layers. I have read a few tutorials that cover layers, but some of them make my head spin!
For editing this photograph of a beautiful white orchid from my dear friend, I once again used Photoscape, which is another free photo editing software. It doesn’t have the same layering feature, but it does allow you to add textures (including adding your own textures) and placing objects on top of your photograph and changing the opacity.
For this photo, I used the auto level, which lightens it up a bit, and then sharpened. I find that I almost always use sharpen. I then used color enhance and saturate. I added Bonnie’s free texture “one life” as a texture and then added it as an object on top of my photo. I reduced the opacity to 141 and saved.
I love the nice soft feeling it has and the white writing of the words “one life” blends in nicely with the white petals of the orchid, rather than standing out in sharp contrast.
Thank you Bonnie at Pixel Dust Photo Art, for hosting Photo Art Friday, for sharing so much of yourself and your creativity, and for hosting a great spot for all of us to share. Having a spot to share what I do gives me some sort of validation and meaning. So, Thank you again! Happy Friday to us all! And I've got the number three tucked away in my head for next week!