Saturday, February 11, 2012

Purple Hydrangea Montage

I'm exercising two things these days, my brain and my fingers. By experimenting I am learning so much! Here is the latest photo montage. My background here is one I created in Elements using brushes and some text then layering several downloaded textures over it. Then I changed the hue, saturation and lightness until it was the right background for this purple hydrangea.

I added two of the pictures and lowered the opacity level enough to see through them. Next I created a colored rectangle for the hydrangeas and put it in the center.  Using the same color I created a border. I have learned how to use the eyedropper tool so I could choose the purple from the flower and use it for the borders.


Thank you all for your comments on yesterdays dark sunflower in my Learning on the Internet post. If you think these pictures can be improved, please tell me. Since I am self taught, I appreciate the input. It is all part of the learning experience!

11 comments:

diane b said...

A lovely picture, could be a wall hanging. Choosing colour from the flowers for the border is a great idea.

Carol at Serendipity said...

Just lovely. I need to get back to my ecourse. The opacity tool is wonderful.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Carol

eileeninmd said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Have a wonderful weekend!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I am impressed with all the great things you are learning to do with your photos. I need to spend some time doing this. :)

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Beautiful!! I can't wait till they are flowering around here again!

Stephanie said...

It would be great if you show the step by step on how you achieve this final phase of your project. It is beautiful by the way.

Linda said...

It looks like you are stretching yourself creatively. The hydrangea photo is lovely. I like the shadow effect.

Deanna said...

Isn't the eye dropper great? I've used it often for borders. That creation would have looked in my bathroom 3 weeks ago (purple theme)... right now it is torn down to the studs for a total redo!

Snow here!

Deanna

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This is a beautiful photo mosaic! It would make a lovely greeting card. Your sunflower photo in the prior post was outstanding!

Bernie H said...

This is just gorgeous. I love everything about it. I've never attempted to do anything like it, so I'm in awe of your creation.

Just an aside ... you asked how I got my blog back. The problem I experienced was Google closing my account. When that happens, everything associated with a Goggle account is blocked ... so it wasn't just my blogs that disappeared. I couldn't access my email either.

After my experience, I would make three suggestions. Make sure you change your password regularly. Ensure you set up steps for account recovery, and make sure you know how to complete two-step verification.

Shirley said...

This was all done using your computer? Wow!