Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Edit Me Sept 7th Edition

What fun I had with this one.  Barns are one of my favorite subjects and this one is a real beauty.  We were requested to put this in a "all by itself" post, so I am not going to ramble on like I usually do, I will get right to the subject....

Here is the original

And here is my edit....

I do all of my editing in Photoshop Elements 9
  • Created a blank canvas 4x6 and placed image on the canvas cropping some.
  • Lightened up with PE tools
  • Lightened up again and boosted the contrast with Paint the Moon actions
  • Added Florabella Vintage - Sweet Color
  • Added Kim Klassen texture "Stained Linen", 1st layer on soft light 100% opacity, 2nd layer on linear burn at 30% opacity
  • Erased some of the barn & silo's 1st layer of soft light
  • Added Skeletal Mess texture "Get Off My Cloud" to add more color back to the sky.  Reduced the opacity to about 50%. 
  • Added frame by Coffee Shop Blog

My Reflection of Something

And that's all folks...


  1. Beautiful! The texture adds so much!

  2. Deanna, this is among my tops so far! i don't often use texture, but some folks use it so well . . . like you in this edit. LOVE.

  3. Nicely done, Deanna! Just the right amount of everything to bring out the beauty of the barn. :)

  4. Incredible. I wish I had the tools and talent to create pieces like this1

  5. Am I missing something here? I don't see the edit on this post, but I did see it at the link. I wanted to see it larger, but it takes me back to the original!

    Would love to see it larger, so I can oooh and aaah!

  6. Why do you make a blank canvas and place the image on it?

  7. Just lovely! nice texture work!

  8. What a fantastic edit, and I love the frame you used!

  9. I love the top left corner of sky in your edit! Also love your header!

  10. Very cool edit! The frame you added is the perfect finishing touch.

  11. Absolutely LOVE your edit! Great job! Thanks for entering!

  12. This is awesome! It is artistic and dramatic... your texture is great, and the frame is a wonderful finishing touch. This is the kind of edit I was hoping for this week! ;)

  13. Great edit! The canvas effect is awesome.
    Well done.


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