This is my entry for MaraZine's Photoshop Riff and also my second posting for my personal challenge to be Creative Every Day (believe me, there's lots of stuff going on behind the scenes with that one. Sometimes just getting up in the morning feels like a creative act to me!)
glass apple + rhodendron
apply image (rhodie to apple)>overlay blending mode>apply image again (of rhodie to what is now apple/rhodie image)>overlay blending mode. i might have used hue/saturation adj layer. cant remember cuz at some point i merged all visible layers and this is what remained. but i wanted to play with more color. so...
...duplicate layer> difference clouds filter (pin light blending mode) > duplicate bottom layer move to top of layer stack >luminosity blending mode .......
......then finally on to a happy accident
apply one pass sharpening action script* to bottom layer> move new layer to top of layer stack>duplicate bottom layer>apply photocopy filter using burgundy foreground color>keep blending mode set at normal>hue/saturation adjustment layer H-37/S+43>et voila!
*I was given the action scripts for sharpening I refer to above. I believe they only work on Photoshop CS-CS3. They were created by Glenn Mitchell. Once upon a time he had a beta version online of the book he was writing and is now selling. Im not primarily a photographer, though Im always trying to improve my skills. I would definitely recommend a look-see at his website The Light's Right Studio.
I posted the layer palette for the final image in case there are other geeks out there besides me who grooves on these kinds of things.
3 Apples © Sue O'Kieffe 2008