With suggestions from the class guru, I was able to turn this scene into more of a winter scene. I love it. She had said not to do a color scheme like this, which is why I hadn’t, but she said my picture was the exception to the rule.
So yesterday, little one and I had the following discussion: “I want some popcorn.”
“You can have it when you stay overnight with me. Mommy will give some to me for the overnight stay.”
“Mommy doesn’t have any popcorn.”
“Oh, well, she’ll get some–for when you stay overnight.” I finally picked some up at the grocery store, but that’s kind of our special treat. Movies and popcorn for an overnight stay.
So I was telling her dad when he picked her up about our popcorn discussion. He said he had gotten some more at the grocery store and they’d eaten a bag of it the night before. Lol
Moral of the story, don’t believe everything a 3-year-old tells you.
I had to ship birthday presents this morning. Now I’m working on setting Tangling with the Wolf in the fall. We’re actually dropping down to 67 on Friday morning! Yay! I’ll be out weeding first thing then.
There are tons of ways to create a clipping mask in Photoshop. In the giraffe picture, I used a mask and the backround was a texture from Pixabay. The giraffe picture was mine.
In the Hairy Woodpecker picture, I used an Oscraps mask and a painted texture behind it. I put my picture on top of the mask, and clipped it to it. The mask revealed some of the background of the picture in spots that made it look like paint splatter. Then the bottom (base) layer shows through behind it. I wanted something that was light to emphasize the bird, so I picked a light texture for the background. And then I used an Oscraps frame to frame it.
Okay, I’m off like a herd of turtles, as my dad would say when we were going off to do something as a family and he was always ready to go, but then he had to wait on the rest of us. Still working on Red Wolf. Moved a section to another part of the book, then figured that didn’t work and moved it back and had to change things all over again. sigh.
Have a super wonderful day! It’s Wednesday! Woohoo!
This is an image I shot of a viaduct in Glenfinnan and I did catch some shots of rainbows and fogbows while I was there. But in this shot, we finally had a little bit of a clearing in the skies. We were rained on while waiting for the Harry Potter train to come!
Okay, I’m off to the grocery store. It’s been about 2 weeks. Hope you all have a great day.
WordPress wouldn’t open for me! What’s up with that?
I was sick yesterday, sure it was food poisoning, but you now it’s always a question of…is it the virus???? Checking temperature. Fine. And I feel better today. But taking care of little one when you’re sick is not fun.
I’m off to write. I’m going to have to stop working on Red Wolf to do edits on Highland Wolf, probably Monday, so I’m shooting for 70K today, and maybe 72K by Sunday. Doing Mother’s day fun stuff on Sunday, so we’ll see.
Have a great day!!! Hoping you all are staying safe and still doing some fun things too.
I’m not really that great at using brushes, but I was playing around with adding the moon and some stardust that way. Everything else is layers–the bear, owl, wolf, pond, grasses, textures, and color layers.
I’m shipping the last 20 autographed books today. We’re supposed to have thunderstorms, had some rain last night, but it might hold off until this afternoon. So fingers crossed. Otherwise, I’ll have to wait. Don’t want to ship off wet books.
Now, it’s time to get back to the book.
I’ve been trying to figure out how to add deeper characterization on the story, and I think I have one part of it. The heroine is afraid of cliffs, and I have several of them in the story, so I will have to work that in whenever she encounters them, and the backstory of why she’s afraid of cliffs. Now it gets fun. Creating deeper characters makes them much more real.
Aren’t we all afraid of something? It’s what makes us…unique.
Have a super day! I’m looking forward to the rain.
I love to take photos but it’s fun to get prompts on what to photograph. So I joined this Facebook group to do it. But had to post a bunch of pictures to kind of catch up.
In the meantime, I finished proofreading 100 pages of Silver Town Wolves and need to finish another 140 pages. So off to do that in a minute.
I had taken the first picture at a big cat reserve in Dallas where they take in cat rescues. Though they also had a pack of Arctic wolves and bears. The second version was using Photoshop’s Curves adjustment. I like the original photo, but the Curves adjustment helps to bring the color in line with what it really looked like. Not sure what settings I had my camera on that made it look so golden. And the third picture is an “oil” version with Topaz Studio.
Okay, I’m off to work! And back to exercising while I proof! Have a great day!!!
The original, and converting colors to change it to orange and teal.
I love aqua waters. The real kind. They’re beautiful. And I kept seeing articles about how orange and teal colors appeal in movies so much and then on book covers, I thought I’d experiment. It’s easy to do if you have Photoshop, and I’m sure with other programs too. There are lots of great tutorials on it.
This one is great.
And there you have it. An orange and teal world at your fingertips.
Have a great orange and teal day. 🙂
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