I wish I knew…
…the name of this flower. For someone who enjoys the color, texture, and simple beauty of plant life as much as I do, I am woefully ignorant of the names of the flowers I find. The only thing I can tell you about this photo is that it was shot in the Black Hills area of South Dakota in June 2010. If I had to guess, I’d say it was probably a lily of some sort, but I honestly have no idea. Regardless, I was pleased to find it in my stash because last weekend (and any accompanying photo opportunities there might have been) vanished almost before it started!
A small typographical hint:
There are situations when the lettering on an image like this one needs a little extra oomph. Bolding the font is one option, but bolding can sometimes be too intense (because it usually increases the overall size of the lettering; as well, there are some fonts that don’t include bold options). An alternative is to duplicate the lettering layer one or more times. This intensifies the lettering without increasing its size. I used that technique with the word “woodland” in this image. I first sampled the image to find a color I liked, but the result was a little weak against the saturated greens of the background. A different font, size, color?? Nothing quite worked until I returned to this tried-and-true technique. Try it…I hope it will find a place in your Photoshop toolkit.
Posted for Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday. Image was processed with two layers of Kim’s Daisy texture. The first was set Color Burn at 80% opacity; the second was set to Multiply at 30%. In this case, I masked the photo so the texture is applied to the flower, leaving the greenery behind the bloom in its natural state.