Saturday, September 25, 2010

First Signs of Fall

The trees haven't started turning much yet in Italy, but in Paris they are already colorful. I liked this glimpse of Notre Dame through the leaves, and it was perfect for some experimentation with textures. I used two Kim Klassen textures in Photoshop Elements 8, "Cinnamon" texture with Overlay blending mode followed by "Break Free" texture with Soft Light blending mode. I liked how they really emphasized the changing leaves. The original is below for comparison. Which do you like best?

You can stop by the Kim Klassen Cafe to see more of her textures and sign up for her Texture Lovin' List for some freebies. It's fun to experiment!


  1. Wow! What synchronisation, textures, there must be something in the air!!!:)

  2. I definitely like the second one best. I don't think I really like the ginger/yellow tinge on the first one - the bronze leaves look better against a background that doesn't have the same tint. Just my opinion though :-)

  3. Stunning. I don't usually think of using textures in these types of photos - I can see I need to rethink that.

  4. Gorgeous photos, I love this time of the year and all the lovely colors, you've captured them perfectly.

  5. I like the both but I do like the altered one the best... I like the dept it has and the colors seem more intense to me... Kat... thanks for the postcard, I received it today! I made be smile :) very cool! I think I am going to hang it on my wall at work. Have a great day!


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