But I so very much appreciate when other photographers create these artistic kinds of images. And these other images completely inspire me. They make me want to play and experiment and ...
So you can imagine my mixed emotions when the very talented Patti Brown generously offered all of us I Heart Faces contributors her entire Kaleidoscope Collection of Color and Light to play with, test drive, try on our Fix-It Friday images. I was equal parts giddy-ness and trepidation: hopeful I could reproduce some of her artistry; fearful that I couldn't.
I'm happy to report that her Kaleidoscope Collection is magical. Even a non-techie, texture-challenged dork like myself can use her product successfully. Her tutorials are awesome: clear enough and simple enough that even I could understand them and copy the process.
And copy her processes I did. After watching her quickie tutorials, here's what I created when playing with a couple of my recent Yosemite images. The SOOC image is on the left or top, and the Patti Brown "recipes" are included below.
Sun Flare 3 Warm (overlay mode), Dream Burst III (overlay mode), Alien Lightpour 2x (first time overlay mode 35% opacity; second time screen mode 12% opacity).
Dream (overlay mode), TRA Get Faded Winter 65%, TRA Pool Party 30%, TRA Boutwell Magic Glasses.
And on yesterday's post I used a simple layer of Dream (overlay mode) on my first picture of Half Dome.
Here's a quick example (and sneak peek from this weekend's awesome session!) of Patti's magical overlays on a portrait ...
The only thing I did to this image was add Patti's Golden Sun Glow (overlay mode). Easy, simple, glowy, and so very pretty.
Thank you, Patti!!! Your Kaleidoscope Collection is amazing!