Sunday, November 20, 2011

Lovely Day with Black Walnuts

I'm working on another of my drawings, but this one is larger and taking more time. I did a pair of pages (a before and after) for a challenge to use the High Pass Sharpen tool. I had not used it before and am finding it very helpful after reducing the size of a page for the web. I think I should have tried a different photo than this sunny back-lit black walnut in Oklahoma. I'm going to put the "before" here as I like it better. Why? Because the sharpening reduced the color in the picture. (After HERE.) This is a very pleasant memory of the light under these trees.
Designer Credits:
-background, brads, confetti: The Gift by Fei-fei's Stuff
-pale paper, photo mask, tree stamp (recolored): Family Ties by Fei-fei's Stuff
-journaling block, word art: Sketchbook Artistry No. 1 by Sue Cummings
font: Catriel


  1. Very nice page Jean, love the photo, I see what you mean about the color change in the photo after you used the high pass sharpen tool. I think this is one of the differences between photoshop elements and photoshop... I use "Unsharp Mask" option when I sharpen images.

  2. The other one is a bit odd. The leaves are too stark in the other one to my visual perception. I love the masking job you did! I also like the color and positioning of your journaling. Great page!

  3. Your photo is so 3D with all the shadows and sunlit features, even a shadow of some of the leaves. Cool journaling around the edge and a fun quote for title. The bare branch tree elements are a nice touch, too!