Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A Bit of Color in Black & White

How long has it been since I last participated in Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday? I can't even remember...


This week's theme is black and white with perhaps a tiny bit of color. I opted for this rose that was peeking through a weathered fence in Mendocino. The photo in color is pretty "normal" on the border to boring. However, converting it to black & white and just keeping the pink/red of the rose gave it some interest. Okay, so my "tiny bit" or "hint" of color turned  out a little bit more than that.

This is what I did:
- Converted the original photo to black & white
- brought back the color of the rose by using a layer mask
- hue/saturation adjustment
- added Kim's texture "februarymagicedges" in blending mode Lighter Color at 75%
- added Kim's texture "kk_scriptedges" in blending mode Lighten at 100%

I haven't worked with textures for such a long time - or with some major changing in PSE in general - that I had to turn to my notes that I jotted down during the various classes I took with Kim. I certainly miss the practice!

14 comments:

Amarie B said...

Such beautiful, bold color!

Sherri B. said...

Beautiful - that rose really pops!

Tammy said...

Really pretty. :)

peabea.com said...

How pretty. I really love it. Very nice.

abrianna said...

That pop of color is perfect against the black and white. I want to do that too with some of my photos...have a little color in the black and white.

Heather said...

Lovely edit! Such a bright pretty pink.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Lovely, the effect you got is very impressive ~ I am still struggling with Photoshop, but I am finally catching on.

EarlK said...

Beautiful. Love the way the flower is coming out from between the boards.

Earl

Elephant's Child said...

Clever, clever, clever - and the photo highlights the texture of the fence and the roses superbly. Thank you.

patty said...

Perfect rendition!!

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

A very lovely and creative photo. Hugs Judy

Magic Love Crow said...

This is so pretty!! I love what you did!! A+++

CATHY said...

Isn't it fun to turn a so so photo into something so beautiful?

Ginnie said...

I try to get away with selective coloring every time I can, Carola. :) Your image is one of the reasons why.