In Southern Oregon, we are lucky enough to have Pansies blooming all season long and then in the Spring, they are even more beautiful. I love these little flowers and the centers remind me of faces. Purple is one of my favorite colors, so I usually have a lot of Purple Pansies blooming in my Winter garden.
The original image was taken in my garden in Southern Oregon. I applied two textures by using layers in Photoshop CS6. I removed the textures selectively to expose the Pansy. I wanted to make the Pansy look breathy so applied Gaussian Blur and then removed the blur from the center to keep the face of the Pansy sharp. I did the final processing in Vivezia to increase the detail of the center.
Textures by Painted Textures
9/29/13-Featured in the group Textures Over Layed Unlimited
10/2/13-Featured in the group Layered Up
10/2/13-Featured in the group One Single Flower on Display