A little pet photography assignment from our Beyond Beyond class this past week inspired this little storyboard. Fortunately I already had a collection of pix from recent photo shoots of Kelly and Aaron's four beloved kitties. (All four were 'rescued' from local shelters/situations.)
I used the CoffeeShop Five Storyboard - a free download from The CoffeeShop Blog. If you haven't been there, be sure to check it out. It is a wonderful resource for tutorials, actions, templates for Photoshop, Elements, and Lightroom...and most are free!
Since I'm anxious to get a bike ride in this morning, I did just a quick bit of editing of each photo in Lightroom, then headed over to Photoshop, where I completed the storyboard part. I wanted to keep the original colors, but looking for some continuity I applied a Rad Lab filter (Divine Light) before adding some texture layers:
- A scratched-up looking 'glaze' from Sarah Gardner's Beyond the Lens Collection (Screen blend mode @42% opacity...I lightly brushed off the scratches on the cats' faces with a layer mask)
- A layer of Kim's kk_way texture (Multiply blend mode @61% opacity)
- A layer of Kim's kk_3003-2 texture (Soft Light blend mode @44% opacity)
- A final Hue Saturation adjustment layer, clipped to the last layer, to de-saturate it a bit.
BTW...here's the layout I did for Kelly's scrapbook a few years ago (inspired by one of my all-time favorite artists, Rebecca Sower, from her wonderful book, Scrapbooking Life's Little Moments, which after nine years is still one of my go-to sources for inspiration.) Kelly provided the journaling details.
Click on the images so you can read what Kelly wrote.