Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given to you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now, and perhaps without even knowing it, you will live along some distant day into the answers. - Rainer Maria Rilke

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Week 7: Freebie Card

This Week's Freebie Card:

The Download Link

The Story Behind the Card:
I've been bummin' a little today.  I wanted to a card design today that was a combined effort of my son S, who was my inspiration this week, and myself.  But in his typical 14 year old attitude, he didn't feel like helping his mother out today.

So now I've got to go with Plan B.  Plan B??  I don't have a plan B....time to get thinking!

Have you noticed that I say "So..." a lot?  That something I've noticed from reading back through my blog. And I keep typing it and erasing it because now I've noticed it and it's really annoying!

Plan B...
I found this photo of S from our vacation last year.  We were at the beach (duh) and not long after the picture, it started to pour!  Have you ever been caught in the rain at the beach?  It's cold and it stings.  It was one of the few pictures I have of S.  He's been a little photo shy lately.

Then I played with the image in photoshop and created some new layers and used some of the effects I learned from Thursday's post.

First I added a few rain drops in the foreground.

Then I added background rain.

For the final image, I play a little with the Color Balance tool.  It added a cooler/bluer tone to the photo.  I like how that brightened the photo up, but still has a feeling of rain.

Next Week....who knows?

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