With so many special lenses and techniques along with unlimited software possibilities available, I can have fun all day with just one image. Here is what I did to create the ones below.
I bought a couple of bunches of flowers at Trader Joe’s for $3.99 a bunch. I placed the vase on white foamcore and used a neutral wall as the background. I did use studio lights for faster shooting and greater depth of field, but you don’t have to. Each caption states the software effect I used.
Amazing Watercolour – SmartPhotoEditor
SmartPhotoEditor – White Border
Topaz Impression – Oil by Jim LaSala
Belle Fleur Textures – Puss in Boots
Belle Fleur Textures has beautiful collections of textures but also a couple of very nice tutorials. She offers a great way of reducing the texture on your main subject but still leaving the color tint so the image goes together nicely. Check it out!
Go to http://www.bellefleurtextures.com/ and click on FREE Tutorials – The Blur Method. Check out all Cheryl’s textures too… love the Fairy Garden collection!