The Art of Texture and Blending Modes
Sunday afternoon, I got an itch to shoot some macros. So, I went outside to see what I could find. Sure, most of the flowers have died, our grass is going into hibernation and our leaves are falling, but I found some incredible macros and bokeh! Although many of my shots are still on my SD card, I wanted to start practicing some of the lessons I’ve learned through Kim Klassen’s Skinny Mini course. Here’s my SOOC shot.
Lens: Sigma 105 mm, ISO 100, f/4, 1/160 exposure

I don’t consider myself a novice when it comes to texture,  however, I rarely consider using the photo itself with varying blending modes to change the image. In this particular case, I went through the following layers: 
  1. Background Copy 1 – Blending Mode: Soft Light – Opacity: 30%
  2. Greyday Texture by Kim Klassen – Blending Mode: Screen – Opacity: 45%
  3. Background Copy 2 – Blending Mode: Overlay – Opacity: 60%
  4. Color-Fill Layer (Dark Pink) – Blending Mode: Overlay – Opacity: 40%
  5. Background Copy 3 – Blending Mode: Multiply – Opacity: 12%
  6. Cafe Au Lait Texture by Betty Jo – Blending Mode: Screen – Opacity: 16%
  7. Color-Fill Layer (Cream) – Blending Mode: Hue – Opacity: 20%
  8. Background Copy 4 – Blending Mode: Hard Light – Opacity: 8%
Kim really encouraged us to experiment with our blending modes for a different look. Although I love my SOOC shot, I really love my final edit. 
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