Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Texture Tuesday

This week Kim ask Texture Tuesday  participants to add text to an image.  I love how text looks on an image but I tend to be specific about what I want for text.  This week I knew I wanted to use one of my lilac photos and in searching for some interesting text to add I came across the following story.

The story of lilac, according to Greek mythology, begins with a beautiful nymph named Syringa (lilac’s botanical name).  Captivated by her beauty, Pan, the god of the forests and fields, chased Syringa through the forest.  Frightened by Pan’s affections, Syringa escaped him by turning herself into an aromatic bush – the flower we now refer to as lilac.

First I tweaked the levels, next I added stained linen on multiply 70%, with a mask I removed some of the texture from the flowers.  I added subtly yours in the exact same way including a mask.  Then I played with some text.  I've been enjoying the font chalkduster and I like my text on the subtle side.  Finally I finished off the image with a layer of silence on soft light 83%.  

I really wanted to add the entire story of the lilac as an overlay but didn't like the effect.  If I had a different handwriting font I might have used all the text.  In any event I do like the final image.  



Allison Hoffman said...


Holly said...

Lilacs are my favorite flower - and the textures and editing you added just made the picture yummier!

Linda Makiej said...

Beautiful texture and text here... :)

i.ikeda said...

Very pretty image, and I love the story behind the lilacs! Thank you for adding that to the post even if it didn't work on the image itself.

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