Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Here's How I Did it!


Here's the story behind the previous post.  We were with our grandchildren at a butterfly park and I took the first photo.  I was mainly concerned with getting the butterfly in focus and didn't have time to worry about composition.  Later, as we made our way around the park, I noticed this flower with a little water puddle captured in the center.  I loved the texture, the reflections, the swirls and the dots of light so I snapped a shot with the sole purpose of using that photo to create an interesting background for another image.  I enlarged just the center and then cloned parts of it into the first image, overlapping, and making multiple adjustments along the way.  Then I flattened all the layers and cropped out all the distracting stuff I didn't like.  Easy peezy!! 

5 comments:

Mersad said...

I love finds like these and this one is exceptional.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

It resulted in an impressive image. I've never understood or learned about layers but I can crop and clone real well.

Scott said...

Really wonderful job on this one, Karen. Your masking was superb and the final result really speaks for itself.

Montanagirl said...

That's really cool! Such a lovely end result too.

Silvina Soave said...

El resultado es precioso, hermosa foto!!!
Un fuerte abrazo.