Friday, May 29, 2009
Tiger Lilies and Butterflies
BE CAREFUL WITH YOUR BACKGROUND MATERIAL
The particular background material I used in this image has been packed away. I come across it now and then but I'll have to think hard before I use it again. As a sheet, the butterflies and flowers are really pretty, but the butterflies and flowers do make the image busy. Yet, I do like the image.
After I settled for this photo and got it into the computer, I decided to try and diminish the busyness in the background. And guess what I used to try and diminish the overpowering background? I got out one of my created backgrounds and made it as a layer on the photograph. By adjusting the opacity of the layer just right, I was able to kinda tone down the butterflies and flowers on the sheet.
Now when I look at the image I primarily see a LOT of lilies and a lot of color!
Oh, by the way, since I was using a clear vase I made sure that the "water line" in the vase was near the top and wasn't way down in the middle of the vase.
Challenge for today:
Use a sheet for the background of some photograph.