Thursday, January 10, 2008


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!)

border="0" 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...
glass apple flower 1...duplicate layer> difference clouds filter (pin light blending mode) > duplicate bottom layer move to top of layer stack >luminosity blending mode .......

glass apple flower 2......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!

apple glass rhodie 3layer palette
*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


Irene said...

Very well done, Sue. If I were as smart, I could do something like that. I am digitally intimidated however and like to keep it simple. It's how my brain works.

John M. Mora said...

All sparkle, particularly the bottom two. Very nice.

dianeclancy said...

Hi Sue,

This is GORGEOUS!!!!! I LOVE it ... especially the first 2 steps ... I jsut love the light and the colors. The final step is lovely too ... but the first 2 I love even more!!

I have saved this as .. so others might find it too!

~ Diane Clancy

Teri said...

Wow, apples have never been so gorgeous!!