Faded Pink

Since I started using Lightroom to process my photos, I find I don't use textures or actions like I used to. Mainly because that means I need to export to .jpg and then open up PSE, make my edits, re-import into Lightroom and send to flickr.

But my full afternoon / evening just opened up completely, so I played around a little bit with one of the flowering crab photos I took Saturday evening, while on a walk with hubby.

The original:
Pink Explosion

I ran The Pioneer Woman's Soft and Faded Action on it (one of my favorite actions) and then added Kim Klassen's Serendipity texture on top, using the Soft Light blending mode at 100% opacity. Flattened and saved. That's it - it took me maybe 5 minutes to complete the transformation, because I have to fiddle with things (like checking out the impact of each blending mode, even though I chose Soft Light first).

Faded Pink

It happens to be Texture Tuesday at the Kim Klassen Cafe, and the Serendipity texture I used is free when you sign up for Kim's weekly newsletter. A free texture every week!

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Lisa RedWillow  – (April 26, 2011 at 6:47 PM)  

Gorgeous, just stunning. I love the action. I know what you mean by so much work. Glad you did this. I might have to try it.
Macro perfection.

Anonymous –   – (April 26, 2011 at 9:02 PM)  

Shirley, this is wonderful. It is like eye candy. It wins my S3 award: simple, soft, & satisfying to the view! I loved the before and after. Your texturing was amazing! Great job... two thumbs way up!
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Linda Makiej  – (April 26, 2011 at 9:50 PM)  

gorgeous work!!
so glad I found your blog - it is BEAUIFUL!!!

Julie Legg Photo  – (April 29, 2011 at 2:24 PM)  

I really love how the colors turned out in this from the original. Gorgeous!

aipingplum  – (April 29, 2011 at 9:36 PM)  

Nice edit! I've had ps5 for a couple of months, now, but I haven't had the time to learn how to use it yet! It's one of my big goals of the summer. I'll probably be scouring your blog for photoshop ideas when the time comes. Until then...more papers and tests!

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