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Featured in Visual Texture on 20.02.2012.

Featured in High Quality Images on 21.03.2012.

A combination of two photos taken by me and a texure from SkeletalMess. I’m still experimenting with blending images as I get it wrong far more often than I get it right!

The base photo popped up as my screensaver was cycling through my pics and I decided to see if I could do anyhing with it in terms of layering/texturing.

1. This is the base image:

I opened it and duplicated it.

2. This photo I took one stormy evening down at the beach and have used it as a texture a few times previously:

I draggged it onto the base photo and changed it’s Blending Mode to Overlay.

Next I opened a texture image from SkeletalMess and draged it onto the layer stack. I used Free Transform to increase it’s size to fit the base image.

3. Texture image from SkeletalMess):

I changed the Blending Mode of this to Overlay also and then I changed the Hue a little and lowered the Saturation.

I then increased the size of the image and saved it as a .jpg for uploading.

Both photos were shot on a tripod-mounted Pentax K100D with a Sigma 28 – 80 mm lens, in RAW. I opened it in Photoshop’s RAW viewer and saved it as a .psd.

Thanks very much for looking, I hope you enjoy it.


seagull, bird, water bird, beach, clouds, stormy, experimental, blending, photomanipulation, skeletalmess, pentax k100d, raw, storm clouds, birds, melbourne, victoria, australia, coast, bay


    JUSTARTover 2 years ago

    lovely work

  • I’m glad you enjoyed it, Sylvia. Thanks for your lovely comment.

    – Jan Clarke

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 2 years ago

    Lovely work Jan

  • I appreciate your lovely comment, Chris. I’m pleased you enjoyed it.

    – Jan Clarke

  • Tania1403
    Tania1403over 2 years ago

    Very nicely done :-)

  • Thanks for your lovely compliment, Tania, I’m glad you enjoyed it. I’m actually very happy with the way this one turned out!

    – Jan Clarke

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 2 years ago

    Lovely work

  • I’m glad you enjoyed it, Shulie. Thank you for your lovely comment.

    – Jan Clarke

  • karina73020
    karina73020over 2 years ago

    Enjoy to see how you proceed Jan and very good composition, it’s like you reveal to us the brid’s dream!! :))

  • I love what you see in this image, Karine, it’s wonderful. Your comment of dream reminds me of Jonathon Livingstone Seagull, Neil Diamond’s song. I’m very glad you enjoyed this and added it to your faves. Thank you.

    – Jan Clarke

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 2 years ago

  • Many thanks for accepting this, Francis.

    – Jan Clarke

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous work!

  • Thank you for your gracious compliment and the fave, Ana. I’m really pleased with this, I think it’s the best layering I’ve done yet. Hopefully, I can repeat the success on something else!

    – Jan Clarke

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 2 years ago


  • I appreciate your lovely compliment and fave very mcuh, Donna. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

    – Jan Clarke

  • Elaine Teague
    Elaine Teagueover 2 years ago

  • Wwo, thank you so much, Elaine, this is fanastic. To be among such a great selection is . . . well, it’s fantastic.

    – Jan Clarke

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous image and editing!!!! Thanks for stopping by and faving Let Me Tell You a Story! :)

  • I apologise for not replying sooner, Angie. Thank you for your lovely compliment, I appreciate it. I’m glad you enjoyed this, it turned out much better than I expected!

    – Jan Clarke

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